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New Study Provides Clues to Decades-Old Mystery About Cell Movement

A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells. The groundbreaking discovery provides...
22-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Fossil Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Dinosaurs Breathed

Using a well-preserved Heterodontosaurus skeleton and high-powered x-rays, an international team of researchers has discovered that not all dinosaurs breathed in the same way. The findings give scientists more insight into how a major group of...
6-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Machine Learning Methods Could Improve Environmental Predictions

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota, and U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new machine learning technique that could improve environmental predictions.
22-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers uncover unique properties of a promising new superconductor

An international team of physicists led by the University of Minnesota has discovered that a unique superconducting metal is more resilient when used as a very thin layer. The research is the first step toward a larger goal of understanding...
17-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers discover a key cause of energy loss in spintronic materials

A study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers uncovered a property of magnetic materials that will allow engineers to develop more efficient spintronic devices in the future. Spintronics focuses on using the magnetic “spin”...
11-Jun-2021 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Polymer ‘wafers’ placed under the tongue could deliver vaccines of the future

A team of researchers, led by a University of Minnesota associate professor, have developed a polymer “wafer” that, when placed under the tongue, can effectively deliver and preserve protein-based vaccines for diseases. The research could open...
26-May-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer

A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient’s own immune system to...
14-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Small galaxies likely played important role in evolution of the Universe

A study led by University of Minnesota researchers found evidence of the first-ever galaxy in a “blow-away” state, which could give more insight into the Universe’s early stages.
29-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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