Illustration of inner ear with implant

Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration

Posted March 19, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that it will lead a $9.7 million grant o from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

Graph showing less inflammation for mice receiving ultrasound treatments

Medical-Health Technology

Ultrasound stimulation of spleen could lead to new treatments for inflammatory arthritis

Posted March 13, 2019

Researchers involved in a study using mice showed that they could actually ‘turn down’ the inflammatory response in arthritis with daily noninvasive ultrasound stimulation of the spleen.

Illustration of graphene on gold strips

Nanotechnology, Research

New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

Posted March 7, 2019

Researchers have developed a unique new device that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.

Students in river measuring water samples


University of Minnesota approves new major in environmental geosciences

Posted February 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences announced that it will offer a new major in environmental geosciences beginning fall 2019 that will meet a growing workforce need for more geoscientists who study the human impact on our environment.

Cancer research schematic drawing

Medical-Health Technology

University researchers 3D bio-print a model that could improve anticancer drugs and treatments

Posted February 11, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment.

Warthog photo


Citizen science projects have a surprising new partner—the computer

Posted February 5, 2019

New computer machine learning techniques can be now be used in crowdsourcing projects to deal with massively increasing amounts of data—making computers a surprising new partner in citizen science projects.

AIMS graduates photo


University announces new partnership with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Posted February 5, 2019

The University of Minnesota and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announced a new partnership for exchanging knowledge and accelerating educational opportunities for talented African mathematicians.

Dan Knights standing in front of computer screen

Medical-Health Technology

U of M start-up CoreBiome acquired by OraSure Technologies, Inc

Posted January 4, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that its 2017 start-up company CoreBiome Inc., based on discoveries by CSE Associate Professor Dan Knights, was acquired by OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Frank Bates headshot photo


Professor Frank Bates named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Posted December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Regents Professor Frank Bates has been named National Academy of Inventors Fellow, the highest distinction accorded to academic inventors.

Student standing with robot


U of M Students present largest robot show in Twin Cities

Posted December 10, 2018

More than 200 robots built by engineering students are on display at the 2018 University of Minnesota Robot Show. The event is free and open to the public.