Nett Lake Elementary School, which is incorporating regenerative medicine and science into their curriculum with an RMM grant, came to visit the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, on Thursday, November 2, 2017. About 50 students brought their thinking hats and enjoyed learning about DNA from one of Duluth's post-docs. Kindergartners through sixth graders paired off and constructed DNA from Twizzlers and gummy bears. They had no trouble grasping the scientific concepts, but it was a little hard to stick the toothpicks through the gummy bears.
The 2017 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Grant RFPs were released on September 6, 2016. After review by 15 international reviewers, the top-scoring grants have been awarded funding. This year's research grants were aimed at developing and retaining early stage investigators.