by Deane Morrison
UMN scientists have laid the groundwork for designing drugs to block the novel coronavirus from attaching itself to, and infecting, human cells.
In researchers' study of 14 Western European countries, infection-fighting genes were shown to protect the populations against dementia.
Research suggests conservation efforts that neglect earthworms, which help regulate water and nutrient flows at the base of ecosystems, could backfire.
While testosterone has a reputation as the hormone that strengthens muscles, U researchers have discovered estrogen is essential to muscle health in women.
A U of M researcher's team has taken a giant step toward understanding the genesis of solar storms, which could help in limiting the damage they cause.
UMD researchers' work shows a low level of sulfate in the oceans may have kept Earth's climate relatively mild and allowed ancient life to gain a foothold.
Precisely treating the source of mental illness—the brain—through deep brain stimulation is on the horizon, thanks to work by U of M and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers.
Researchers have discovered how iron deficiency, which affects an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, starves the brain's growing neurons.
Public health researchers found girls who moved to better neighborhoods from high-poverty public housing reduced their binge drinking, while boys increased theirs.
Life is full of tough choices. Eat a triple-scoop ice cream cone now, or resist and have a less tasty but ultimately more rewarding dinner with friends in an hour?