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Biologist Adriana Alvarez De la Hoz poses for a portrait in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Building on Monday, March 1. Alvarez De la Hoz conducted a literature review study on the uses of algae as an organic substitute for synthetic fertilizers.

University researchers explore potential of microalgae in agriculture

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
March 3, 2021
Microalgae can return nutrients to the soil and contribute to better plant growth.
Sarah Mai

To address healthcare worker shortage, UMN collaborates with Google and Mayo Clinic

Abbey Machtig
February 27, 2021
The NXT GEN MED program will launch on the Rochester campus in Summer 2022.
Physicians Dr. Karim Sadak and Dr. Alex Boucher pose for a portrait outside of Masonic Children's Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Sadak and Dr. Boucher both treat patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

University research could be key to addressing sickle cell patients’ pain without opioids

Becca Most
February 25, 2021
Sickle cell disease remains understudied and predominantly impacts Black people and other people of color.
UMN research links early iron deficiency with long-term mental health impacts

UMN research links early iron deficiency with long-term mental health impacts

Izzy Teitelbaum
February 23, 2021
Researcher Dr. Michael Georgieff received the Agnes Higgins Award for his discovery.

How do you like them apples? UMN scientists create a new apple breed

Becca Most
February 22, 2021
'Triumph' is sweet, tangy and crisp but will not hit the shelves for the next decade.
Rural Alzheimer’s patients have less access to specialized providers, research finds

Rural Alzheimer’s patients have less access to specialized providers, research finds

Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
February 22, 2021
While geriatric care is already challenging, health experts say a lack of aging specialists in rural areas adds another barrier.
University researcher Ania McDonnell poses for a portrait outside of Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, Feb. 18. McDonnell wrote her master's thesis about how women have different public transportation needs compared to men.

Not just ‘point A to point B’: U researchers talk transit equity

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
February 19, 2021
University of Minnesota researchers are emphasizing the importance of equity and gender in light of Transit Equity Day earlier this month.
M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center on Tuesday, Feb. 16. A new Developmental Therapeutics Clinic opened up in the building to offer phase 1 cancer clinical trials.

M Health Fairview houses UMN doctors’ new cancer trial clinic

Izzy Teitelbaum
February 17, 2021
The Developmental Therapeutics Clinic was created to give cancer patients access to an array of novel therapies.
Chemical engineering researcher Dr. Paul Dauenhauer poses for a portrait in front of a new chemical engineering and materials science display in Amundson Hall on Saturday, Feb. 13. Dauenhauer leads a lab that is developing biodegradable technologies to become an alternative to plastic and rubber.

The search for “perfect” recyclables: University researchers explore alternatives to plastics

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
February 17, 2021
In developing biodegradable alternatives, Dr. Paul Dauenhauer seeks to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
University researchers look into ways to help forests adapt to the climate crisis

University researchers look into ways to help forests adapt to the climate crisis

Becca Most
February 12, 2021
Droughts have made it more difficult for forests in recent years.