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 […]