February 8, 2016
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.
November 23, 2015
Three faculty and one administrator at the University of Minnesota have been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
September 15, 2015
Inconsistent funding for research into the pests and diseases that threaten key crops leaves global food supplies vulnerable, according to a University of Minnesota-led report published in today’s edition of the journal Nature Plants.
August 24, 2015
The University of Minnesota is gearing up for the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together, showcasing an impressive 12-day schedule of events and exhibits. Download the new UMN@TheFair app to see the entire schedule of activities and events.
August 13, 2015
What: The International Cold Climate Wine Competition
When: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 18
Where: Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota
The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.
July 27, 2015
Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.
In a first of its kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have analyzed three years of data from iFish Alberta, a popular angler app. Their results, published this week in the journal Fisheries, show how fishing is spread across the province and various lakes, and how anglers move between lakes.
Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension.