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University of Minnesota alumna and researcher Mariah McMahon prepares media that will house cells on Monday, June 26. The Odde Lab, run by Dr. David Odde, researches cell behavior as applied to brain cancer progression, including with tumor cells from surgical cancer patients.

University of Minnesota alumna and researcher Mariah McMahon prepares media that will house cells on Monday, June 26. The Odde Lab, run by Dr. David Odde, researches cell behavior as applied to brain cancer progression, including with tumor cells from surgical cancer patients.

Last Updated 7 hours ago

U professors work to engineer slower cancer cells

U researchers are working on a drug that can both slow down the rate at which cancer cells spread and infect the body.

While most engineers work to make the most efficient machinery possible, one University of Minnesota professor is doing just the opposite when it comes to engineering cancer cells. Scientists may be able to stall antsy cancer cells mid-spread by tricking them into sluggishness, according to ongoing research led by David Odde, a biomedical professor at the University and key investigator in a nationwide initiative bringing engineers and other disciplines in treatment research. Last fall, with an $8.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University launched the Physical Sciences in Oncology Center to pioneer a nontraditional, engineering based approach to cancer research.


Last Updated 7 hours ago

Minneapolis receives funding to help disadvantaged communities be greener

A Minneapolis project to help disadvantaged communities fight environmental problems recently received $150,000 in grant money. The Minneapolis City Council adopted two $75,000 grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Funders’ Network June 16 for its Green Zones Policy Initiative, meant to help communities with environmental problems lead their own efforts against them. The funding will help communities combat underlying economic, social and political problems exacerbated by the environmental problems.


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U partners with Chinese university

The University of Minnesota joined a research partnership with a Chinese university Monday. The partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong was signed by University President Eric Kaler in Shenzhen, China as part of the College of Science and Engineering’s latest international agreement effort. In the new partnership, students and faculty will be able to take classes, do research and participate in student exchanges.


Last Updated 23 hours ago

Man carjacked at gunpoint near Dinkytown McDonald's

A man had his car stolen at gunpoint in Dinkytown Sunday night. Just after 11 p.m., a suspect ran down the man with his own car after he tried to buy the assailant a meal. The victim, 25-year-old, had picked up the man near the Dinkytown McDonald’s after he asked the driver to give him $5 for bus fare, according to a police report.