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May 28, 2009

Fresh taste from your container garden

While container gardening sounds like something from a moon colony, in many ways, it's an easier way to enjoy fresh produce than traditional gardening. By growing fruits and vegetables in pots and trays instead of in the ground, you can more easily control factors such as soil type says University of Minnesota Extension horticulturist Karl Foord. Plus, nothing in grocery stores compares to what you can grow on your own.


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May 21, 2009

TCF Bank Stadium crosses “goal” line

It was a historic week at the University of Minnesota when it successfully reached its fundraising goal for the new TCF Bank Stadium, set to open this fall. University alum T. Denny Sanford's $6 million donation helped the university surpass its mark. President Bob Bruininks was on hand to share his thanks.


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May 14, 2009

U of M opens cutting-edge physics lab

Last week the University of Minnesota broke ground near International Falls for a cutting-edge international physics lab known as the NOvA detector facility. Its purpose? To study neutrinos, the fundamental building blocks of matter. Bill Miller, the project's manager, says this is a major step forward into the physics of the unknown.


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May 7, 2009

Natural-born tumor killers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created killers - tumor killers, to be precise. Dan Kaufman, U of M associate professor of medicine, and his team derived what are called natural killer cells from human stem cells. When injected into lab mice, the natural killer cells eradicated cancerous tumors.


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