Medical-Health Technology

Telltale traits of bacteria offer clues for improved colorectal cancer treatment, prevention

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A new University of Minnesota research study at the intersection of math, genetics, microbiology, ecology and medicine has uncovered a telltale link between colorectal cancer and specific traits of bacteria found in the digestive tract. The findings could improve colorectal cancer treatment and prevention.

Awards-Grants

Three named University of Minnesota Regents Professors

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named R. Lawrence Edwards, Vipin Kumar and Michael Osterholm Regents Professors.

Energy-Environment, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year

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Improving air quality—in clean and dirty places—could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each year.

Infrastructure/Transportation, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

U of M research: Green Line study quantifies an increase in access to jobs since debut

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New analysis from the University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory quantifies an increase in access to jobs since the Green Line LRT and related bus network changes debuted a year ago.

Events

Flames, explosions and dancing bring 6,000 kids to campus for Energy and U shows May 18-22

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Explosions, flames, rock music and screaming gummy bears—they’re all part of a unique and fun University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering outreach program that aims to interest elementary school students in science.

Medical-Health Technology

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life.

Awards-Grants

CSE students honored at regional undergraduate research symposium

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Five students from the College of Science & Engineering were among 104 students accepted to present research at the 2015 Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium.

People-Profiles, Chemistry

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects three U of M faculty to 2015 class

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Professor Donald G. Truhlar has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Truhlar is the first Department of Chemistry faculty member to receive this honor.

Research, Physics and Astronomy

Dark matter may not be completely dark after all

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For the first time dark matter may have been observed interacting with other dark matter in a way other than through the force of gravity.