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Award-winning bovine tuberculosis research

Minnesota is among the top cattle-producing states in the nation. From red meat to milk cows, cattle are an intrinsic part of the Minnesota economy.

But in July 2005, disease was detected in cattle in northwest Minnesota.

Bovine tuberculosis – an infectious disease weakening the immune system – threatened Minnesota’s cattle population for the next six years.

João Ribeiro Lima, a doctoral candidate in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and his advisor Scott Wells, D.V.M., Ph.D., set out to investigate how to stem the spread of future outbreaks.

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U of M health care startup honored by the U.S. Science Coalition

A University of Minnesota health care startup originally supported by federal funding has been highlighted in a new report by The Science Coalition as a premier example of how federally-funded research can bring transformational innovations to market, creating new jobs and contributing to economic growth.

In their latest report, “Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Companies Created from Federally Funded Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth,” the Science Coalition honored University of Minnesota licensee Steady State Imaging, LLC – purchased by GE Healthcare in 2011 – as one of 100 national companies that can trace their roots to federally funded university research.

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