Testing the waters

College of Biological Science researchers are developing new approaches that promise to reduce industrial pollution and contamination in our water systems.

Metformin: a medical mystery

The discovery of a bacteria at a wastewater treatment plant ignited an investigative journey into the clinical mechanisms of a pharmaceutical used to treat diabetes.


Scientists thought they’d identified all major players of a critical metabolic pathway. New research shows evidence of more.

A more sustainable approach to mining?

A $2 million National Science Foundation award will support efforts to design a bacterial system to extract critical minerals using biofilms.

Minnesota Made: Growing the bioeconomy

Creating an Unconventional Assembly Line

What Lies Beneath

Mushrooms: The Pharmaceuticals of the Future