University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

Filter news

E.g., 2015-01-26
E.g., 2015-01-26

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these industries.

See story
Bacteria in a petri dish.

Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

January 22, 2015

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.

Source: Health Talk

See story
Woman with butterflies.

Breast cancer patient helps make medical history in Minnesota

January 22, 2015

When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

Source: University of Minnesota Health Blog

See story
Female researcher using a pipet.

Top five medical research highlights for 2014

January 22, 2015

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

Source: Health Talk

See story
X-ray of human body holding up their hand to green bacteria.

Censoring (bacterial) speech

January 22, 2015

Some bacteria “lie low” until they sense their numbers are high enough to launch an infection. By identifying and blocking a sensing mechanism, U of M researchers reduced rats’ infection severity and death rate from pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Source: College of Biological Sciences

See story

What impact will future climate change have on food supply? That depends in part on the extent to which variations in crop yield are attributable to variations in climate. A new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment has found that climate variability historically accounts for one-third of yield variability for maize, rice, wheat and soybeans worldwide — the equivalent of 36 million metric tons of food each year.

See story

University of Minnesota researchers are part of a national team of scientists that has published a new paper showing for the first time that meltwater from the surface of an ice cap in northeastern Greenland can make its way beneath the ice and become trapped, refilling a subglacial lake. This meltwater provides heat to the bottom of the ice sheet.

See story

Visitors to northern forests in coming decades probably will see a very different set of trees as the climate warms, a new University of Minnesota study shows.

See story

Media Note: Members of the media may attend a daytime school group show earlier in the week at Northrop Auditorium to get photos or video, but please contact Rhonda Zurn at rzurn@umn.edu to make arrangements.

See story

Every day brings new awareness of how bacteria can improve lives — from helping people digest food and fight infections to serving as workhorses in wastewater management, toxic chemical cleanup, and bioenergy production.

See story

Pages

Twin Cities Campus: