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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
Study Shows Chemopreventative Potential of Kava-Derived CompoundSometimes, 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, commonly 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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Mayo Clinic researchers have compiled a set of common genetic variants that they say contribute to a person’s risk for developing breast cancer.Read More
The classical approach of differentiating forms of cancer purely by their location in the body is losing popularity in the field of oncology. Rather, the prevailing ideology is that every cancer is different and that you really need to look at the molecular and genetic makeup of a tumor in order to plan the best method of attack. With this in mind, researchers and physicians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester have developed a 50-gene cancer panel test that allows for finely tuned, individualized cancer treatment.
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.