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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.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