Science Market Update

Minnesota Bacteria Eat Chlorine Waste

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 05, 2013

When we jump into the swimming pool for some last-minute summer revelry, the worst part of getting out is the feeling of residual chlorine on our bodies. The environment doesn’t respond well to chlorine either- several synthetic chlorine-based compounds are toxic when released into nature and have taken part in the development of numerous superfund sites. Fortunately, a team from the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute is working on a way to clean up this chlorine, with help from some hungry bacteria.

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Tags: Midwest, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, Rochester, Minneapolis, BioResearch Product Faire Event, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St.Paul, 2013, 2014, University of Minneapolis, UMinnSP, UMinn, RMN, University of Minnesota St. Paul, St. Paul, Front Line

Researchers at U of M Design Nicotine Vaccine

Posted by Sam Asher on Fri, Jul 05, 2013

Yesterday the police were on high alert, cracking down harder than ever on the sale, possession and use of illegal fireworks. But every day, several Americans light up something far more lethal. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and remains so dangerous largely due the addictive properties of nicotine. In an effort to curb that dependency, researchers from the University of Minnesota are developing a vaccine that will grant immunity to nicotine.

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Tags: Midwest, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, MN, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, BioResearch Product Faire Event, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St.Paul, U-M, 2013, 2014, UMinnSP, UMinn, University of Minnesota St. Paul, St. Paul

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: $326.3M in Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers in Minnesota will find a well-funded life science research market at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, according to the most recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics. In 2012, the NIH awarded the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities $243.5 million in research funding. The funding was distributed among a number of different departments at the university. For the convenience of our readers, we have composed a list with the number of projects awarded money in each science research discipline and the total amount of funding for those projects:

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Tags: Midwest, Life Science, NIH, Minnesota, NSF, University of Minnesota, Research Funding, science research, MN, Minneapolis, BioResearch Product Faire Event, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers, lab suppliers, St.Paul, 2013, 2014, UMinn

Scientific Solutions for Aid in Disaster Relief: a Retrospective on the Research Front

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Thu, Nov 01, 2012

When a catastrophic natural disaster strikes, first responders often make the difference between life and death for potential victims. Training, preparedness and valor play a part in successful rescue efforts, but so do good tools. Sometimes that tool is as basic as an axe or a flashlight, or a life vest or life raft. The recent mega-storm in the NE has us thinking about the kinds of tools that science research is coming up with to address emergency and crisis situations, both during and in the aftermath of a major event. To that end, we're taking a look back today at some of our earlier blogs on life science research invention to see what kinds of scientific solutions are on the horizon (or already here) to aid in disaster relief and recovery efforts.

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Tags: Colorado, UCLA, University of Washington, Colorado State University Fort Collins, scientist solutions, Seattle, Los Angeles, 2012, disaster relief, Ozcan Nano/Bio Photonics Lab, BioResearch Product Faire Event, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, UW, St.Paul, Front Line event, CSUFC, WSU, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase

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