Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads

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Discovery could also benefit regenerative medicine therapies MINNEAPOLIS (06/06/2017) —  A research study led by University of Minnesota engineers gives new insight into how cancer cells move based on their ability to sense their environment. The discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer. The research […]

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

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Discovery could lead to electronics printed on real human skin MINNEAPOLIS (05/10/2017) — Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics […]

3D-printed patch can help mend a ‘broken’ heart

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Discovery could lead to new treatments for patients after a heart attack MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (04/14/2017) — A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in […]

Groundbreaking technology successfully rewarms large-scale tissues preserved at very low temperatures

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Discovery is major step forward in increased availability of organs and tissues for transplantation MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (03/01/17)  — A research team, led by the University of Minnesota, has discovered a groundbreaking process to successfully rewarm large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels preserved at very low temperatures. The discovery is a major step forward […]

Two U of M engineering faculty receive highest honor from U.S. government

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (01/09/2017)—University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Michael McAlpine and Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Adjunct Associate Professor Bérénice Mettler have been named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government […]

University of Minnesota researchers win Breast Cancer Challenge Award

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Recognition will help further research on exploring genetic connections to breast cancer MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/25/16) — The University of Minnesota announced today that it is one of two grand prize winners in the National Cancer Institute’s Up for A Challenge (U4C) Breast Cancer Challenge Award offered in partnership with Sage Bionetworks. The recognition […]

Artificial blood vessels developed in the lab can grow with the recipient

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Groundbreaking discovery could potentially prevent need for repeated surgeries in children MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/27/16) — In a groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers, artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab and implanted in young lambs are capable of growth within the recipient. If confirmed in humans, these new vessel […]

Landmark genetic interaction map reveals the networks of cellular life

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New map sheds light on the genetic roots of diseases MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/23/16) — A global genetic interaction map is revolutionizing how genes are being studied.  A new study, involving University of Minnesota researchers, is no longer looking at genes as loners, but instead as a social network of the body, interacting in […]

University of Minnesota awarded multimillion-dollar grant for physics-based approach to cancer

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$8.2 million National Cancer Institute award will support development of a simulator to predict cancer cell migration MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/01/16) – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded the University of Minnesota an $8.2 million Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PS-OC) grant over the next five years to develop a cell migration simulator […]

University of Minnesota selected as hub for NIH program to accelerate new inventions to the market

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (03/23/2015) — The University of Minnesota announced today it has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of three Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) sites nationally to establish a university-wide strategic framework promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology. Supported by […]