Cancer cells moving in the body
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Research finds that cancer cells can migrate toward certain ‘sweet spot’ environments

Posted July 12, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineers have discovered that cancer cells invade the body based on their environment. The discovery provides new understanding of how cancer spreads and can improve future treatments.

Stock photo of a futuristic quantum computing chip
Awards-Grants, Research

UMN-led team receives $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study possible breakthrough in quantum computing

Posted July 12, 2022

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities Associate Professor Vlad Pribiag has received an award from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study a new process that could lead to a breakthrough in quantum computing.

Hubert Lim portrait
Medical-Health Technology

UMN professor part of team that has published results of second large-scale study for tinnitus treatment

Posted July 7, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Hubert Lim is part of an international team that has published a second large clinical trial for a neuromodulation device that could reduce symptoms for millions worldwide with tinnitus.

An illustration of what Meraxes gigas would have looked like

A new giant dinosaur gives insight into why many prehistoric meat-eaters had such tiny arms

Posted July 7, 2022

An international team that includes a University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher has discovered a new big, meat-eating dinosaur, dubbed Meraxes gigas, that provides clues about the evolution and anatomy of predatory dinosaurs such as the Carcharodontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex.

Fluorescent green proteins help visualize mRNA in a live mouse brain

New imaging technique allows researchers to see gene expression in brains of live mice in real time

Posted July 6, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has developed a new technique for imaging mRNA molecules in the brains of living mice. The research reveals new insights into how memories are formed and stored in the brain and could allow scientists to learn more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Jupiter vortices in the atmosphere

You can help scientists study the atmosphere on Jupiter

Posted June 21, 2022

A new citizen science project, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with support from NASA, allows volunteers to play an important role in helping scientists learn more about the atmosphere on Jupiter.

Polar system illustration

There in a flash: A weird star produced the fastest nova on record

Posted June 15, 2022

A team including University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have observed the fastest nova ever recorded, a discovery that may help answer questions about the chemistry of our solar system, the death of stars, and the evolution of the Universe.

Materials synthesis illustration
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers solve mystery surrounding dielectric properties of unique metal oxide

Posted June 13, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led research team has solved a longstanding mystery surrounding strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, providing insight for future research on the material and its applications to electronic devices and data storage.

Sarah Tanck- Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Sarah Tanck

Posted June 1, 2022

CSE student Sarah Tanck was awarded a prestigious nationwide scholarship for her dedication to undergraduate research. She works in professor Mark Distefano’s lab on cancer therapeutics projects.

Molecule structure illustration

Study uncovers how structural changes affect the superconducting properties of a metal oxide

Posted June 1, 2022

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered how subtle structural changes in strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, can alter the material’s electrical resistance to create more efficient semiconductors.