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U of M Giving

The evidence of air pollution in China is jarring at best. At worst, it's toxic. The U of M has been asked by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to help alleviate the problem. Professor David Pui and colleagues are finding creative solutions.

4 months ago

Study reveals that people may inherit ‘gut’ bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

A new study by an international team of researchers shows for the first time that people may inherit some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

1 hour ago

Amber Jones.

Jump-starting student research

The U’s McNair Scholars program prepares students to enter graduate and Ph.D. programs.

4 months ago

Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives

Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and their air pollution-related public health impacts, published Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

19 hours ago

Jordyn Reich, Karen Fiegen, Kira Erickson, Mary Ellen Berglund, and Crystal Compton.

Upward and Onward

Five College of Design students can lay claim to something typically reserved for astronauts—they’ve floated freely, miles above earth.

5 months ago

U of M research growing despite increased competition for federal funding

University of Minnesota researchers are doing about twice as well as expected in competing for available federal funds and a record number of start up companies were launched in FY2014, according to the University’s annual research report.

3 days ago

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