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

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

University of MinnesotaThe 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

University of MinnesotaWith 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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Minnesota Mayo Clinic Constructing $72M Hospital Expansion

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MNThe Mayo Clinic is one of the most well-known research and treatment centers in the world. With facilities in Arizona, Minnesota, and Florida, the Mayo Clinic receives millions of dollars in funding each year, performs cutting edge research and clinical trials, and sees more than one million patients each year. 

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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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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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New $182.5M Facility at the University of Minnesota Underway

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Feb 05, 2014

The University of Minnesota is partnering with Fairview Health Services to build a new $182.5 million outpatient care center. The new University of Minnesota facility is expected to be complete by early 2016 at the latest. One of the economic benefits of this new partnership is that University of Minnesota faculty physicians will also be able to share directly in the revenue of the center.

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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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