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Institute on the Environment
Posted: June 18, 2024
UMN’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) has awarded $1.9 million in grants to support a diverse portfolio of high-impact research projects. Twelve projects, reflective of the expansion of IonE’s investment areas from one goal to 10, include: development of solar farms on land that also… Read more
Portable MRI
Posted: June 7, 2024
Consortium Co-Chair Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, and Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf, JD, are among co-authors of a new report providing urgently needed guidance on ethical and legal concerns raised by rapidly expanding access to portable magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI) technology in… Read more
Walter Low, PhD
Posted: June 3, 2024
Professor Walter Low, PhD, was recently named Director of the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute (SCI). He takes over for outgoing Director Brenda Ogle, PhD, who was SCI Director for the past five years. In 1999, the Institute became the first interdisciplinary organization in the U.S.… Read more
Douglas Yee
Posted: May 31, 2024
Douglas Yee, MD, who has served as Director of the Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) since 2007, will wrap up his consequential leadership role this summer. A medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer research and treatment, Dr. Yee was instrumental in securing a $65 million commitment from… Read more
Microinjection Robot
Posted: May 31, 2024
Researchers with the UMN Genomics Center’s Innovation Lab and the College of Science and Engineering are working to commercialize a new robot that improves the intricate microinjection process currently used for cloning, in vitro fertilization, cell labeling, cryopreservation and more. The… Read more
Microcoil Array
Posted: May 23, 2024
University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute faculty members Walter Low, PhD (Neurosurgery) and Susan Keirstead, PhD (Integrative Biology and Physiology), together with Jian-Ping Wang, PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Theoden Netoff, PhD (Biomedical Engineering), are among a team of… Read more
Genomics Center CoLab
Posted: May 20, 2024
The University of Minnesota Genomics Center has launched a new CoLab offering researchers access to space and instruments, plus specialized training in genomic methods. Center leaders hope the CoLab, available to U of M researchers at no cost, helps free researchers to experiment more with designs… Read more
Potter Lab Team
Posted: May 10, 2024
Never ones to shy away from a challenge, David Potter, MD, PhD, and his team at the Masonic Cancer Center are developing new therapies to target extra-tough breast cancer tumors. Using a class of diabetes drugs, researchers are working toward treatments to activate a patient’s immune system to… Read more
Brain Science for Lawyers, Judges, and Policymakers
Posted: April 24, 2024
University of Minnesota Law Professor Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, has co-authored the first introduction to brain science specifically for lawyers, judges, and those interested in the legal implications of neuroscience. Brain Science for Lawyers, Judges, and Policymakers guides readers through the… Read more
Medical Aid in Dying
Posted: April 16, 2024
The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences hosted a May 1 virtual Lecture Series titled “When Law, Ethics & Medicine Collide.” It was the first webinar in the series, “Considering Medical Aid in Dying,” and featured three international experts on the law,… Read more