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Puchner group makes breakthrough in understanding the way cells use fat

A research team at the University of Minnesota has made a breakthrough in understanding the way cells use fats. This discovery will help scientists better understand this process which is linked to a number of diseases including diabetes and obesity. Elias Puchner, Assistant Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy recently published a paper in Nature Communications describing a novel technique for super resolution microscopy that they used to study fasted living cells. More »

John Dombeck

Unscrambling the Aurora

A team led by John Dombeck, a researcher in the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, recently made a leap forward in the understanding of the mechanism that drives the aurora. Read more >>


Telescope taking shape in Physics High Bay

Twenty two tons of precision welded steel are coming together in the Physics and Nanotechnology building high bay to form the BICEP Array telescope that will be deployed to the South Pole at the end of 2019. The pieces of the telescope began arriving last September and since then, Professor Clem Pryke and his group have been busy working to put them together. More »

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