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Growing a sustainable bioeconomy

Every year, the Fibrominn Biomass Power Plant in Benson, Minn., produces 55 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 40,000 homes, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.   1,299 more words


Core strength: The value of institutional support

By Frances Lawrenz

Earlier this week, Vice President for Research, Brian Herman, led a Campus Conversation to talk about the many ways the OVPR serves as both a catalyst and support system for research at the University of Minnesota. 1,030 more words


Educating Leaders and Change Makers

Looking around the globe, it is amply clear that the existing models of economic, political and social development are either inadequate at best, or more often than not, abject failures. 847 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


Visualizing Your Professional Network to Inform Your Learning

Reposted from Beth’s Blog:

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to facilitate a full-day innovation lab for an amazing group of network thinkers using… 192 more words