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Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. These findings could increase...
28-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3D-printed transparent skull provides a window to the brain

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a unique 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice that provides an opportunity to watch activity of the entire brain surface in real time. The device allows fundamental brain research...
2-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Most precise measurements of sickle cell disease building blocks could lead to new treatments

In a breakthrough study of sickle cell disease, biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have revealed that the building blocks of the disease are much less efficient at organizing than previously...
28-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The University of Minnesota announced that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of...
19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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. The research is a first step to developing new treatment...
13-Mar-2019 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a unique new device that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to better detect diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Wasting Disease at the molecular level.
7-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

University of Minnesota medical researchers and engineers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. They have developed a new way to study these cells in a 3D in vitro model (i.e. in a culture dish...
11-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Citizen Science Projects Have a Surprising New Partner—the Computer

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.
6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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