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Rural areas have higher health premiums and fewer options, UMN research finds

Rural areas have higher health premiums and fewer options, UMN research finds

Becca Most
September 10, 2020
Researchers said COVID-19 has the potential to make disparities worse.
Fulbright Fellow Corrie Nyquist poses for a portrait at Van Cleve Park on Thursday, Sep. 3.

Fulbright scholars adjust research plans to accommodate for COVID-19

Brooke Sheehy
September 7, 2020

University of Minnesota Fulbright scholars are adjusting their research timelines as they prepare to go abroad in January amid uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 travel restrictions. The University announced...

Although air quality in Minnesota is generally good and improving, an environmental economist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency attributes 1,000–2,000 deaths a year to air pollution in the Twin Cities metro. 

100,000 annual deaths attributed to air pollution, UMN study finds

Becca Most
July 30, 2020

Shifting the focus away from fossil fuels, University of Minnesota researchers found that nearly half of the air pollution in the United States comes from sources like personal care products, road dust...

The University’s Center for Immunology is working to understand how the body develops antibodies once it has been infected with COVID-19. 

UMN research could help inform future COVID-19 vaccines

Madeline Deninger
July 30, 2020

Scientists across the world are in search of a COVID-19 vaccine, and University of Minnesota researchers are looking to contribute their own findings to the larger effort.  Possible vaccines have...

U study shows racial disparities among older adults receiving long-term care

Becca Most
July 9, 2020

Ekta Prakash has been taking care of her mother for more than eight years.  As a caregiver, Prakash considers herself fortunate to be able to navigate adult care resources in Minnesota. Many cannot. The...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

UMN launches study measuring University impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Abbey Machtig
July 2, 2020

The University of Minnesota is continuing work on a study that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, faculty and staff. The ongoing study observes participants’ feelings towards the...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

U research finds lower humidity may reduce COVID-19 survivability on surfaces

Natalie Cierzan
June 16, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers found that humidity may affect COVID-19’s ability to survive on surfaces.  Researchers at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory simulated the droplets that come out...

#ShutDownStem: University STEM programs halt research for a day to protest racism

Natalie Cierzan
June 10, 2020

University of Minnesota STEM programs paused work Wednesday and took to social media to join thousands of others in protesting racism in STEM. STEM researchers and scientists across the U.S. used hashtags...

The new University of Minnesota Driven to Discover building attracts research subjects at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 31.

With Minnesota State Fair canceled, U research booth halted

Natalie Cierzan
June 9, 2020

The Minnesota State Fair’s cancellation has led many University of Minnesota researchers who rely on the fair for research to postpone or take to new strategies. The Driven to Discover Research Facility,...

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

U study finds disconnect between adolescent cancer patients and their families

Natalie Cierzan
June 4, 2020

The majority of families do not know what their adolescent wants regarding end-of-life cancer care, a University of Minnesota collaborative study found. The study, published last month in JAMA Network,...