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Research

Automated machine learning robot unlocks new potential for genetics research

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have constructed a robot that uses machine learning to fully automate a complicated microinjection process used in genetic research.

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Energy-Environment, Research

U of M researchers lead NASA’s first solar flare observation campaign

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For the first time, a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities launched a sounding rocket to study solar flares in real time.

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Research

New study reveals breakthrough in understanding brain stimulation therapies

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For the first time, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities showed that non-invasive brain stimulation can change a specific brain mechanism that is directly related to human behavior.

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Research

Study provides new insights into deadly acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities may have discovered a mechanical explanation for instability observed in the lungs in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), particularly in the aftermath of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 or pneumonia.

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Energy-Environment, Research

New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture

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For the first time, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMN) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have demonstrated that it is possible to provide accurate, high-resolution predictions of carbon cycles in agroecosystems, which could help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Research

Six CSE faculty named University of Minnesota McKnight Land Grant Professors

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Assistant professors Michelle Calabrese, Ryan Caverly, Michelle Chu, Michael Coughlin, Courtney Roberts, and Judy Yang are among the 2024 recipients of the University of Minnesota McKnight Land Grant Professorships program.

Headshots of researchers involved in Great Lakes ReNEW.
Research

University of Minnesota consortium receives inaugural NSF Regional Innovation Engines award

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Great Lakes ReNEW, which is led by Chicago-based water innovation hub Current and includes teams of researchers from the University of Minnesota, will receive up to $160 million to develop and grow a water-focused innovation engine in the Great Lakes region.

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Research

Closing the loop

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A unique feature of Professors Paige Novak and Bill Arnold course, “A Circularity Revolution: Working to Close the Loop on Global Issues,” is their co-instructor: local artist Gudrun Lock.

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Research

University-born startup’s Clean Earth Magnet named a TIME magazine best invention of 2023

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A more sustainable magnet developed by Niron Magnetics, a startup company born out of University of Minnesota Twin Cities Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Jian-Ping Wang’s research, was recently named as one of TIME magazine’s best inventions of 2023.

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Research

$2.9 million to track snowfall in a warming world

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Associate professor Ardeshir Ebtehaj received $2.9 million from NASA to provide a satellite record of global snowfall. The project will provide new opportunities to explore the cryosphere and how it impacts water resources.