Our faculty and students are creating new knowledge every day and driving solutions to some of our greatest challenges. You are now viewing a collection of discoveries at the College of Biological Sciences.
We’re a medicated society — and because many pharmaceuticals can pass through our bodies without being degraded, we have medicated wastewater as well. Scientists have found scores of different drugs in water flowing into wastewater treatment plants.
Unprecedented images of cancer genome-mutating enzymes acting on DNA provide vital clues into how the enzymes work to promote tumor evolution and drive poor disease outcomes. These images, revealed by University of Minnesota researchers, provide the first ever high-resolution pictures of molecular complexes formed between DNA and the human APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B enzymes.
The research is published today online in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
Dave Moeller (right) and members of his research lab.
When things go right, protein production within cells operates like a well-oiled machine.
Sometimes, humans create environmental messes that are so nasty, we just don’t know what to do. Emergent biotech developed at the University of Minnesota, however, is combining a few tricks from mother nature with sophisticated engineering approaches to help us clean up our act.