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Biology, society and environment senior Ambrosia Smith talks to President Eric Kaler about her research on females and drug addiction at the McNair Scholars Poster Presentation in Coffman on Thursday.

Estrogen may make women more prone to addiction

August 6, 2014

Hormones may make women more prone to drug addiction than men, new University of Minnesota research shows. An undergraduate student researcher presented findings last week suggesting that a form of estrogen...

Israel withdraws most ground troops

August 4, 2014

On Sunday, Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip, according to an article by the Associated Press. So far, its action throughout July and August has resulted in 1,800 Palestinians...

Study finds cracks in alcohol citations

July 30, 2014

A study conducted largely by University of Minnesota researchers found that college campuses nationwide could better enforce alcohol laws. The study, which examined law enforcement responses to alcohol-related...

Toxin found in Midwestern rivers and states

July 26, 2014

A toxin called a neonicotinoid is commonly found in agricultural insecticides and has been turning up consistently in the Midwest, according to an article in the Star Tribune. With results published this...

Alyssa Melco, senior kinesiology student, uses a Polar FT40 heart rate monitor watch during a workout on Thursday at the University Recreation & Wellness Center.  She uses the watch primarily during interval workouts to track her heart rate training zones.

Fitness devices aid U exercise initiative

July 23, 2014

The University of Minnesota is trying out a new way to get its students and employees to exercise. This upcoming school year, the University’s recreation center will use fitness hardware like wristbands...

Boynton closing for system upgrade

July 23, 2014

Boynton Health Service clinics on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses will be closing for nearly a week, leaving a lapse in health care services for some. The clinics, including the pharmacies,...

Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Cancer researchers seek more funding

July 16, 2014

Research done at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota found the regulator of one of the three major cancer-causing genes, MYC.  The discovery found that the gene is amplified to...

A tanning bed at U-Tan in Dinkytown on Thursday.  Minnesota will ban indoor tanning for minors under the age of 18 starting Aug. 1.

New law aims to curb indoor tanning trend

July 16, 2014

The harmful effects of using tanning beds have pushed elected officials to pass a new law that steers young people away from achieving the faux bronze glow. A new regulation to curb young people’s...

Boynton closed for system upgrade

July 15, 2014

Boynton Health Service on both East bank and in St. Paul will be closed to the public from noon on Wednesday July 30 to 10 a.m. on August 4. According to BHS Spokesman Eric Jensen, the clinic will be...

Assistant professor and lead researcher Anindya Bagchi views slides through a fluorescent microscope as other researchers gather around in Bagchi's lab Thursday in ___.

Cancer researchers seek more funding

July 9, 2014

With more funding, a recent discovery at the University of Minnesota could lead to new cures for more than one-third of all human cancers. Researchers say the breakthrough could help create new cancer...

General Mills plans for TCE cleanup

July 2, 2014

New strategies to address above-normal levels of a potentially harmful vapor in the Southeast Como neighborhood are surfacing as area residents continue to grow restless with the ever-changing problem. The...

U community split over upcoming tobacco-free policy

June 25, 2014

After years of debate and discussion, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will prohibit smoking and tobacco use on campus beginning July 1. The new policy will ban smoking, selling, free distributing...

Principal investigator Mustapha Ezzeddine and co-principal investigator Michelle Biros of StrokeNet at the University meet in the Neurology Clinic on campus on Friday.

U researchers work to strengthen stroke care

June 18, 2014

University of Minnesota researchers will take part in a national effort to find new stroke prevention, treatment and recovery methods. This summer, the University will begin its work with the National...

MSA wants more physical education courses

June 11, 2014

While University of Minnesota leaders continue taking steps to combat mental health issues on campus, some students say physical education could offer a short-term solution. The Minnesota Student Association...

A worker prepares a custom juice drink at Fresh Seasons Cafe inside the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Thursday.

Cafe offers healthy options at rec center

June 4, 2014

University of Minnesota students and employees asked for healthier food options at the University recreation center after its debut last fall, prompting the opening of a new café to help meet...

New graduates will need health insurance

May 28, 2014

Along with finding a job, some newly graduated University of Minnesota students will soon have to find new health insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to have health insurance. To...