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A University of Minnesota-based team has been selected as one of 11 finalists in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring.

The Golden Gopher Magnetic Biosensing Team has developed a handheld device, named “z-Lab,” that can detect a number of infections and health indicators with a single drop of blood or urine.

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National cyber security experts and technology business leaders will gather Oct. 21 and 22 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis for the fourth annual Cyber Security Summit. The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s Technological Leadership Institute is a co-founder of the conference and one of the summit’s presenting sponsors.

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Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ailments, including those that result in loss of sight.

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Please find a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events taking place in the coming weeks. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.

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New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 46 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for accessibility to jobs by transit.

The new rankings, part of the Access Across America study begun last year, focus on accessibility, a measure that examines both land use and transportation systems. Accessibility measures how many destinations, such as jobs, can be reached in a given time.

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New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.

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University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating faster and more efficient optical devices for computation and communication.

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How much do trees vary in the way they suck carbon dioxide from the air and use it to make roots, trunks, branches and leaves? The answer to that question is an important one because it has a huge impact on our ability to predict how destroying or creating forests influences climate change.

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In the latest “Planet of the Apes” movie, human aggression spurs chimpanzees into battle. Some researchers have made similar claims for real apes: that feeding chimpanzees bananas, or clearing their forest homes, causes them to be unusually violent. A recent analysis of data from all long-term chimpanzee study sites in Africa has found that is not the case.

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After almost four years of planning and renovation the University of Minnesota is ready to show off its newly renovated St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), a one-of-a-kind facility for environmental and energy research on Hennepin Island.

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