Science Market Update

$5.5 Million Awarded to MN Institutions for Heart Disease and Cancer Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics provides annual funding to researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic, and the state of Minnesota dedicated to bioscience research. Since its founding in 2003, the Minnesota Partnership has worked to strengthen Minnesota's bioresearch fields and help elevate the state as a respected research center. (Image courtesy of Bsstu via Wikimedia Commons). 

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$17.8 Million Awarded to the University of Minnesota to Support Materials Research Center

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Apr 03, 2015

With a recent award from the National Science Foundation, the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota will receive a total of $17.8 million over the next 6 years to support the university's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). 

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Stifling Bacterial Communication in Minnesota

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Teamwork and communication are key to approaching any project. The same is true for bacteria that want to launch successful infections. A study from the University of Minnesota presents a way to disturb bacterial communication to reduce the frequency and severity of infections.

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New UMN Microbiology Research Facility (MRF) Under Construction With Expected 2015 Completion

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

As one of the leading research institutions in the Midwest, it is no surprise that the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is expanding its research space. Construction crews have been hard at work on the newest research building on-campus, the Microbiology Research Facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, with an open and operating in January, 2016. 

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UMN Bioscientists Explore HIV Immunity

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 27, 2014

The human immunodeficiency virus, known more commonly as HIV, is still at large today. With no known cure, the most researchers have been able to do is mitigate the effects of the virus. However, there are certain people who, despite being exposed to HIV, simply do not get infected. A team of biologists at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities set out to find whether genetic differences play a role in this “immunity” to HIV.

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Burning Fat at Squirrel Speed in Minnesota

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

As the weather warms up, many people are beginning to try to burn their extra fat using every trick and technique in the book. Meanwhile, the brown squirrel burns fat overnight as it sleeps. University of Minnesota researchers stumbled upon this unique strategy while studying squirrel hibernation, and are now delving into the genes that control the process.

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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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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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Minnesota Researchers Discover Microbial Electron Traders

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, May 09, 2013

As humans, we like to think of ourselves as superbly evolved, which is a completely valid standpoint if you place emphasis on things like consciousness and inventiveness. But our cohabitants of Earth have developed some impressive abilities of their own, many of which we can only barely understand. Take for example the bacteria that are shocking several researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities lab with their unique ability to change the electrical state of metals.

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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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