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MnDRIVE-funded iGEM team turns mercury into gold

Undergraduate team takes home two honors from international competition

The iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machines – competition challenges undergraduate students to identify real-world problems and solve them through biological engineering and design. 696 more words


2015 finish 14 strong

its been a fulfilling year.

this season has been so much on faithfulness, patience and love.

ive experienced love from family in church i used to have trouble delving deeper with. 385 more words


The Opposite of Fear

I have experienced a lot of death around me in the past six years, losing five people very close to me. One thing in life we are guaranteed: death. 811 more words


Altar: stronger than a thousand seas

today was an insane weekend day. what a way to kickstart this week.

i had no appetite despite working out. i felt hungry but i had no appetite. 349 more words


Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

University of Minnesota researchers are on a mission to treat diabetes, and they’ve enlisted a few trillion microscopic helpers.

In place of drugs or surgery, a team of researchers is studying how to improve diabetes patients’ insulin sensitivity by introducing trillions of beneficial bacteria into their intestines. 1,158 more words


Idle Dreamer

I apologize! I apologize to the world, to my family and I apologize to myself! I am currently having the greatest epiphany of all! I realized that despite my grand vision to conquer the world, I have been an idle dreamer!

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Startup profile: Reflection Sciences

Reflection Sciences, launched in July 2014, provides training and tools for assessing executive function skills in early childhood. The company is based on the Minnesota Executive Function Scale, technology developed by Professors Philip Zelazo and Stephanie Carlson of the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. 514 more words