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University of Minnesota Receives $8.2M in New Funding for Cancer Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The University of Minnesota has been awarded a five-year $8.2 million grant from the The National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a cell migration simulator that will predict how cancer cells move throughout the body.

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Minnesota Research Shows Potency of Kava Against Lung Cancer

Posted by Sam Asher on Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Study Shows Chemopreventative Potential of Kava-Derived Compound

"ALCOHOL IS SO 2014. TRY KAVA!

suggests a sandwich board on Tenth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, in the East Village.

Sometimes, the most simple and elegant solution to a problem has already been known for centuries. In 2014, University of Minnesota researchers explored the medicinal capacity of an ancient plant -  Piper methysticum, c ommonly known as kava. However, concerns about kava being toxic to the liver have resulted in diminished use. Now, a recently published study has found that a specific kava derivative may have potential to combat cancer without causing any damage to liver cells.
 
 

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UMinn Science Researchers Find Possible Link: C-Sections & Leukemia

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer, affecting nearly 6 thousand children in the US annually. Recently, a possible relationship has been identified, which may provide valuable insight into why this cancer develops and how to prevent it.

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UMinn Opens New Microbiology Research Building

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Research institutions around the country are continually expanding their research capabilities by constructing new research buildings and establishing new research departments, providing researchers with the ability to make advances on pressing research questions. USC recently established a new Translational Genomics Department and UPenn has opened a new Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics.

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Minnesota Researchers Produce Biofuel From Agricultural Waste

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

We’ve seen life science researchers, like Professor Wyman of UC Riverside and Professor Reguera of Michigan State University, master the production of biofuels from biomass sources, such as corn and sugarcane. However, a controversy is brewing around such practices. Critics worry that utilizing these organic materials will substantially detract from the global food supply. Here to answer those concerns is a new study from the University of Minnesota that instead uses agricultural waste as its biomass.

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Top Vet Schools Conduct Millions in NIH-backed Research in 2015

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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UMN Graduate Students Win $10K Prize For Biodegradable Foam

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Dec 17, 2015

To avoid clogging up our oceans and land space, companies and researchers have been trying for years to focus on producing biodegradable materials. We saw a University of Illinois team devise a method to convert plastic bags into biofuel just last year. Now a team of graduate students at the University of Minnesota has created a polyurethane foam that is biodegradable.

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Fighting Blood Clots With Hibernation at Minnesota

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

 The human body does not respond well to a sedentary lifestyle. In the most severe cases, lack of activity can lead to atrophied muscles, blood clots, obesity, and even heart failure. However, bears hibernate for months on end and emerge in the spring perfectly healthy. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are unraveling the biology of this seemingly simple achievement to gain insight on how we can avoid these symptoms.

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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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