Top 10 Inquiry Stories of 2019
It’s the end of the year, and 2020 is just around the corner.
Before we set our sights on the year ahead, Inquiry takes a moment to think back on the many projects, discoveries, and collaborations that made up the past year at the University of Minnesota. The publication, led by the U’s Office of the Vice President for Research, celebrated five years this summer of exploring the impact of University research and innovation.
Here are Inquiry’s top 10 most-read stories from 2019.
Precisely treating the source of mental illness—the brain—may soon be possible using a technique called deep brain stimulation.
A U researcher's team has taken a giant step toward understanding the genesis of solar storms, which could help in limiting the damage they cause.
Research suggests conservation efforts that neglect earthworms—which help regulate water and nutrient flows at the base of ecosystems—could backfire.
Anxiety disorders can make the cues that trigger fear overly broad, causing people to change their day-to-day behavior even when there's no imminent threat.
A new startup incubator developed by the UMN Venture Center helps companies based on U research bring discoveries beyond the lab and into the market.
As children become adults, the financial values instilled by their parents can clash with those of their romantic partners, straining the relationship.
A new online platform led by the Natural Resources Research Institute brings together a wide range of data sources to guide local and regional planning.
PhD student John Little explores Native American veterans’ experiences during and after the war to provide new perspectives on this piece of history.
An annual U conference helps faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students more effectively share knowledge and research with outside audiences.
While testosterone has a reputation as the hormone that strengthens muscles, U researchers have discovered estrogen is essential to muscle health in women.