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Beth Lindborg portrait, standing against a brick wall
Jan 12, 2022

Inventor Beth Lindborg is CEO of an early-stage startup company that develops novel treatments for osteoarthritis using stem cells to restore and repair existing joint cartilage.

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Maroon and gold abstract image: Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program
Jan 3, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2022 Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Michael Oakes sits in front of the Board of Regents, ready to present
Dec 17, 2021

Interim Vice President for Research Michael Oakes delivered the Annual Report on Research and Technology Commercialization to the University’s Board of Regents on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

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Group of people sitting, standing, and teaching, across from the George Floyd memorial space in and around Cup Foods in South Minneapolis, MN
Dec 17, 2021

Minnesota Transform is a $5 million initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that addresses transformational decolonial and racial justice in the University, Twin Cities, and state through public humanities projects.

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Illustration of data in the background behind digital icons representing people
Dec 17, 2021

A new partnership with Cisco Systems will advance cutting-edge technologies that transform the way people access, manage, and protect data.

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Illustration of an arrow pointing from a crate of produce to a spilt bucket with liquid pouring out, a "wash best" generic bottle of laundry detergent, and a roll of tape
Dec 17, 2021

A UMN startup using renewable biomaterials to create the chemical building blocks of commonly used materials, such as paint, adhesives, and superabsorbent polymers, that are currently sourced from fossil fuels.

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Dr. Pratt stands in front of a white background where lab instruments illustrated.
Dec 17, 2021

With a $2.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, health equity researcher Rebekah Pratt, PhD., is working with women and organizations in the Somali immigrant community, who face an elevated risk for cervical cancer but have low rates of cervical cancer screening.

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Illustration of COVID cells.
Dec 17, 2021

During FY2021, University researchers received 120 sponsored research awards related to COVID-19 totaling $256 million.

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Industrial setting with hot iron in vessels on a factory-type floor with a worker tending to machinery
Dec 17, 2021

UMN Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is driving the “Iron of the Future” research program for Minnesota’s Iron Range with the help of a $2.1 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant leveraging an additional million dollars of Minnesota legislative and other support.

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Peter Kennedy standing in a forest, working on a tree with a ruler
Dec 10, 2021

A 40-acre wooded area near the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is the site of a new, multi-year research project, led by College of Biological Sciences researcher Peter Kennedy, to map the forest and track changes over time. 

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