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Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported, by University of Minnesota researchers in this week’s issue of PLOS Genetics, has uncovered a chink in HIV-1’s armor that may, at least in part, explain the puzzling difference — and potentially open the door to new treatments.

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Math plus science equals a day of fun and learning for the whole family at the University of Minnesota’s annual Math and Science Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the University’s Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Free U of M string backpacks will be given away to the first 1,000 kids while supplies last.

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As part of the University of Minnesota’s 2016-2017 biennial budget request to the Minnesota Legislature, the University is seeking $6.25 million for the Initiative for Sustainable Mining Solutions. The Initiative will develop the tools, resources and expertise needed to assist short- and long-term research concerning mining technologies, human health and safety and Minnesota’s environment.

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The annual “Open Doors” report on international and study abroad students shows that the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus continues to rank in the top 20 in both categories, according to a release by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday.

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What: A discussion among key health care experts to address challenges and opportunities for MNsure’s 2015 open enrollment period, which begins November 15. MNsure—the State of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange—expanded coverage and reduced the ranks of the uninsured during its first year of enrollment, but experienced major operational challenges, leaving Minnesotans questioning its effectiveness.

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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, click here.

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As cities and incomes increase around the world, so does consumption of refined sugars, refined fats, oils and resource- and land-intense agricultural products such as beef.

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After more than two years of construction, the University of Minnesota is ready to show off a new $30 million addition and renovation of Amundson Hall, home of the highly ranked University of Minnesota chemical engineering and materials science programs. The building is located near one of the busiest light rail stops in the Twin Cities.

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To foster an exchange of culture, education and sport, the University of Minnesota is hosting 10 Chinese Olympic and world champion athletes and one Olympic-level coach as part of the CHINA CHAMPIONS program (CCP). The participants arrived in mid October and are now settled in to a routine.

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The outlook for feeding a growing global population in the coming decades may not be as gloomy as some fear, a new study by University of Minnesota researchers says.

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