County services, anaerobic digestion, livestock agriculture
July 2020  •  Read online

Reimagining How to Provide County Services in the Time of COVID


Design researchers are exploring new ways for counties to provide equitable and safe access to social services, legal services, permits, and more.

Drawing Renewable Resources from Organic Waste


BioTechnology Institute researchers, supported by MnDRIVE Environment, are using anaerobic digestion to turn food waste into heat, energy, and fertilizer.

COVID Stresses Minnesota Agriculture, Local Economies


Research by UMN Extension experts shows how the virus disrupted livestock-based agriculture across the state and affected farmers and communities.

Advanced Confocal Microscope Sharpens Cancer Research


The new microscope uses a system of pinholes to remove out-of-focus light and provide researchers with better definition and higher-quality images.

New Center to Explore the Brain Science behind Addiction


The Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction aims to create tools for measuring and intervening in the neural circuits affected by addiction.


NSF Awards $20M to Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

Black and Native American Youth Experience More Family Deaths, May Reduce Likelihood of Graduating from College

Most Lakes Continuously Release Nitrogen into the Atmosphere

Tales from the South Pole

Best Predictors of Romantic Relationship Success

Air Pollution in the US Declines During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Webinar Series: COVID Controversies—Ethical Challenges in Research & Treatment

Friday, August 28, 2020  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CDT)
Virtual Event

Join national leaders to face the ethical challenges of the COVID pandemic—from vaccine development to combining research with treatment. The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, the Environment & the Life Sciences is offering a free webinar series on COVID Controversies, co-sponsored by OVPR, OACA, and CIDRAP.

The first webinar will tackle “COVID Vaccine Research and Deployment: Reconciling Speed and Safety.” Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of CIDRAP, will moderate a conversation with: Margaret Hamburg, MD, former-commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration; Seema Shah, JD, associate professor at Northwestern University; and Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, former-assistant secretary for preparedness and response, US Department of Health and Human Services. 

Learn more and register


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