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University startup develops fast, accurate early disease detection

Any patient who has waited days for a blood test to come back knows it can be a nerve-wracking experience. Imagine if you had a device the size of a graphing calculator that could give you accurate results in 15 minutes? 877 more words

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Jian-Ping Wang, a prolific inventor and University of Minnesota engineering professor, has used his knowledge of nanomagnetics and spintronics to develop a system that detects the biological calling cards of diseases like HIV and cancer. 107 more words

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FAQ: Reporting university inventions

Reporting inventions is an important step faculty must take to ensure research-driven innovations transform our world. To help faculty navigate the process, here are answers to common questions. 770 more words

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Partnership creates eco-friendly method to clean mine water

As the nation’s largest producer of iron ore and taconite, Minnesota has historically depended on its mining industry. The state’s mining operations, which have seen a resurgence in recent years, provide raw materials for everything from cars to electronics, employ more than 4,100 people and have a $3.2 billion annual impact, according to a… 799 more words

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Patent roll call, spring 2014

At the core of the University of Minnesota’s culture of innovation and discovery are its talented staff and faculty. From disease treatments to high-tech materials, world-changing breakthroughs are the fruit of months’ or years’ worth of time, effort and knowledge from the U’s dedicated researchers. 1,100 more words

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