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U-Minnesota’s 2018 Capital Budget includes over $274M for Science Buildings

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

The University of Minnesota is investing $274,673,000 in new construction and remodel work of science buildings on the Twin City’s campus. They have broken ground on the new $108.6M Health Sciences Education Center. In addition, according to the 2018 Annual Capital Budget for U-Minn they have also approved $6,600,000 for the construction of a new Plant Growth Research Facility. The budget also includes $2,381,000 for the Institute for Health Informatics Remodel.  Finally, the university will undertake an $8,400,000 renovation of the Biological Sciences Center.

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U of Minnesota: $2.6M in NIH Research Funding Leads to Better 3D Printed Organs

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Jan 31, 2018

On average, 20 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant, according to the United Network of Organ Sharing. However, scientists at the University of Minnesota envision a day when organ transplants from donors will no longer be necessary. Instead, failing organs will be replaced with ones created by specialized 3D printers. In a giant step toward that goal, researchers have manufactured lifelike artificial organ models using a custom-built 3D printer. These models mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, as well as the look and feel of real organs. This research project is supported by two, five-year NIH grants that total over $2.6 million.

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Research News: U of Minnesota Grows Blood Vessels in Lab

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have created a new lab-grown blood vessel replacement that is composed completely of biological materials, yet contains no living cells at implantation. It is the first-of-its-kind nonsynthetic, decellularized graft that becomes repopulated with the recipient’s own cells after implanted. This discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year. It could also be adapted for use as coronary and peripheral bypass blood vessels and tubular heart valves in the future.

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UMinn: Top Funded Research Projects Right Now

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The University of Minnesota is one of the top research universities globally. Year after year, research programs continue to grow as the University attracts top scientists, to enjoy the academic and cultural setting that is offered on the Twin Cities Campus.

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Robust Research Funding at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Leads to Breakthroughs

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Apr 19, 2017

When it comes to research the University of Minnesota has a lot going for it. Their 4,000 faculty include members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. U of M ranks 8th among public universities in research spending, with more than $870 million spent annually. In 2016, over $243M of that research funding was awarded by the National Institute of Health.

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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

Sometimes, the most simple and elegant solution to a problem has already been known for centuries. University of Minnesota researchers have 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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Regrowing Nerves with 3D Printing at UMN

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Until recently, nerve damage has been considered irreparable and impossible to treat. Only now are we seeing breakthroughs in nerve care such as Washington University’s study on preventing axon degeneration and UC Irvine’s study on regenerating nerves with salmon protein. Taking things one step farther, a University of Minnesota, Twin Cities research group has developed a method to foster nerve regrowth using 3D printing.

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UMN Neurologist Treats Parkinson's With Electricity

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Parkinson’s disease and other tremor-causing dysfunctions can be debilitating. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have developed a treatment that in most cases completely restores motor activity to patients.

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