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Loring Pasta Bar as seen on Aug. 2, 2017. The restaurant will reopen Aug. 9 as the rebranded LRx: Loring and Pharmacy Bar under new ownership of longtime managers.

Loring Pasta Bar sold; will reopen as LRx: Loring and Pharmacy Bar

August 2, 2017

A team of managers at Loring Pasta Bar bought the Dinkytown restaurant from its owner Monday.The restaurant closed after the sale until its slated reopening Aug. 9 as the LRx: Loring and Pharmacy Bar....

From left, University engineering students Simon Peterson, Garrett Ailts, Michael Waataja and Austin Eilers pose for a portrait with weather balloon technology they created to live stream the solar eclipse later this month on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at at the Physics and Nanotechnology Building on East Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

UMN students to livestream solar eclipse

August 2, 2017

At about 60,000 feet in the air, a tiny camera in a plastic foam box will livestream a solar eclipse for the first time.The University of Minnesota’s Gophernauts, the campus ballooning team, will attach...

University alumnus and Miromatrix CEO Jeff Ross holds a decellularized pig heart at his company's space on Tuesday, July 25, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Miromatrix flushes a detergent through a pig organ by way of a major vessel, which preserves the organ's vascularization. The organs are then recellularized to be used as transplants.

Turning pig organs to human organs

July 26, 2017

More than 100,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant, and Minnesota researchers think pigs could help them.Miromatrix Medical Inc., an Eden Prairie biotechnology company, works to create human...

Monarch butterflies are seen in a mating tent on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Green Hall in St. Paul. The Conservation Corps, who run the Monarch Joint Venture, are focusing on breeding monarchs for education purposes in the fall.

Citizen science aided research delves into monarch larva population

July 21, 2017

For monarch caterpillars, the world of horror movies is all too real.Killer parasitoids live and grow inside their bodies, then burst from their lifeless corpses.This gruesome relationship has been unexplored...

Marc Tye, manager of the Zebrafish Core Facility, counts the number of zebrafish in a tank on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The room is kept at high temperatures to maintain the 28 degrees Celsius water that the zebrafish need to reproduce at the rates needed for research.

Behind UMN research, a ‘cool’ breakthrough in cryopreservation

July 17, 2017

For the first time ever, a fish embryo survived being frozen and thawed, which could help preserve species and repopulate oceans.For decades, researchers have successfully cryopreserved — frozen...

The Science of Smiles

The Science of Smiles

July 12, 2017

How do people perceive different smiles?Sofia Lyford-Pike, University of Minnesota assistant professor, assembled a top-notch team to study just that.Lyford-Pike, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon,...

Seemore the sea turtle swims in her tank behind the scenes at Sea Life at the Mall of America on July 7, 2017. Seemore lost her shell in a boating accident and students from the University of Minnesota used 3D printing to build a new shell.

A shell upgrade for Seemore the sea turtle

July 10, 2017

Eight years ago, Seemore the sea turtle was swimming off the coast of Florida when she was stuck by a boat, cracking her shell. The accident left the green sea turtle with the deceptively cute named affliction,...

Scientists not renewed for a second term advising the EPA, UMN professor among them

July 5, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency did not renew several scientists’ positions, including a University of Minnesota professor, worrying some academics.The EPA sent an email June 19 telling 38 Board...

Dr. Uzma Samadani researches how eye movement can help medical professionals classify brain injuries like concussions. Researcher Keenan Ashby watches as a computer tracks a subject's eye movement to show pressure levels in his brain on Thursday, June 22, in the Hennepin County Medical Center's Brain Injury Laboratory.

UMN researcher develops method to detect high skull pressure in space

June 28, 2017

Zero gravity may cause a worrying condition in otherwise healthy astronauts.Researchers theorize zero gravity is causing increased skull pressure, which is the main culprit in a condition called papilledema,...

Top UMN administrator set to take job in Illinois

June 21, 2017

A top University of Minnesota administrator is leaving for a similar position at the University of Illinois.Danita Brown Young, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students, will be Illinois’...

National Science Foundation discontinues research grant, leaving U grad students disappointed

June 20, 2017

Earlier this month, University of Minnesota graduate student Tyler Imfeld went to an informational meeting for a biology grant.He was hoping to use the research funding to make 3D models of songbirds and...

U researchers delve into biodiversity practices

June 12, 2017

About 25 years ago, David Tilman began to explore biodiversity’s importance.Working with the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, Tillman and other researchers first thought...

UMN faculty to Trump: Leaving Paris Agreement will impact U.S.

June 8, 2017

Nearly two years ago, University of Minnesota faculty and staff travelled to Paris to watch world leaders broker the Paris Climate Agreement.Last week, President Donald Trump chose to start a withdrawal...

A model hand sits under a 3D printing device in a lab in the Mechanical Engineering building on May 23, 2017. Michael McApline's lab has designed a method of 3D printing that could allow for printing on human skin.

UMN researchers create new 3D printing method

June 2, 2017

A team of University of Minnesota scientists has developed a futuristic method of 3D printing.Michael McAlpine, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University, and his lab created a new...