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Student Researcher Paiton Schwab, who conducts brain research with Ted Hinchcliffe, poses for a portrait in the Molecular and Cellular Biology building on Friday, Feb. 28.

UMN research team seeks to treat pediatric brain tumors

Natalie Cierzan
March 1, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers are looking to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant that begins this month. A University research team, in a partnership with...

Dr. Krishona Martinson interacts with a horse that lives at the Leatherdale Equine Center near the St. Paul campus on Monday, Feb. 24.

Yay or neigh? Researchers explore horse carcass composting as post-life option

Becca Most
February 26, 2020

University of Minnesota professor Krishona Martinson never anticipated her career would include composting dead horses. Since July, a team of specialists at the University has been studying the impacts...

Mira Klein, CREATE Initiative research associate, poses for a portrait on the University of Minnesota campus on Friday, Feb. 21. Klein holds “Sharing in the Benefits of a Greening City,” a toolkit meant to address the interactions of gentrification and justice in Green New Deal planning, including city parks. 

U researchers combat “green gentrification” in Minneapolis parks

Becca Most
February 24, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers are working to combat gentrification around Minneapolis parks, a problem they say is often overlooked. Their “green gentrification” research is part of a larger...

U researchers working on implantable brain chip to combat neurological diseases

U researchers working on implantable brain chip to combat neurological diseases

Natalie Cierzan
February 24, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers are developing an implantable brain device to one day cure neurological disorders. The research team, partnered with Mayo Clinic, was awarded a nearly $1 million grant...

Morgan La Casse

Research looks to bolster mental health resources for policymakers

Erin Rose Baker
February 10, 2020

A University of Minnesota professor is working to help policymakers better understand mental illness. The project aims to create an information portal that centralizes research for policymakers to reference...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

Spaces for historically marginalized students essential to campus life, study says

Jasmine Snow
February 10, 2020

On historically white campuses, spaces designated to minority students and their allies helps create a “sense of belonging and connection,” according to a study published last month. The University...

Jude Mikal, whose research is examining the relationship between quantitative and qualitative data, poses for a portrait in his office on Tuesday, Feb. 4. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)

School of Public Health group pushes for more qualitative research

Hana Ikramuddin
February 5, 2020

A group of University of Minnesota researchers are creating a group to promote the use of qualitative data in scientific papers. The group, to be called “Quali-tea,” is being formed by a handful of...

Researchers Michelle Corkrum, left, and Alfonso Araque, right, pose for a portrait in the Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The scientists helped lead a recently published study demonstrating a potential new method for conducting drug addiction treatment.

UMN researchers make advances in drug addiction treatment

Abbey Machtig
February 3, 2020

New University of Minnesota Medical School research has found key advancements in drug addiction treatment. Researchers focused specifically on brain cells called astrocytes and chemicals like dopamine...

Hailee Schievelbein

International research highlights how to improve education on patient safety

Natalie Cierzan
January 30, 2020

A new international research paper provided guiding principles for quality improvement and patient safety education for physicians. After many medical field professionals came together for a Toronto conference...

Sarah Mai

LGBTQ college students more likely to develop eating disorders, University research says

Hana Ikramuddin
January 29, 2020

A new University of Minnesota study found that LGBTQ college students are more likely to develop eating disorders than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The study, which used data from the College...