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posted on December 5, 2014 Several MSI Principal Investigators are involved in an interdisciplinary project that is evaluating how introducing beneficial bacteria into diabetes patients’ intestines might improve their insulin sensitivity. Insulin sends glucose from the blood into other cells in the body; people with diabetes are unable to properly regulate their blood sugar.
posted on December 4, 2014 Two opportunities in high-performance computing research are now accepting applications for their programs in 2015.
posted on December 1, 2014 On Wednesday, December 3, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. During this maintenance period, we will be performing the following updates:
posted November 7, 2014 MSI’s newest supercomputer, an HP system, now has a name: Mesabi. The Mesabi Range is the largest of the four major iron deposits in northern Minnesota that collectively make up the area known as the Iron Range. It is the chief deposit of iron ore in the U.S. The name comes from an Ojibwe word meaning “immense mountain.” This name also ties in with an informal term for supercomputers, “Big Iron.”
posted on October 30, 2014 In conjunction with the Zooniverse@UMN initiative, MSI is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals soliciting project proposals from U of Minnesota-affiliated research groups that have text-based projects that would benefit from hundreds of thousands of online volunteers transcribing or metadata tagging your digitally imaged collection.
posted October 23, 2014 In an article that appeared this week in the journal PLoS Medicine, Assistant Professor Katy Kozhimannil and her colleagues studied rates of cesarean sections in hospitals across the U.S. The results indicate that variations in these rates may have more to do with the hospitals’ culture rather than the health of the mother. More research is needed to further confirm these results.
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posted on October 8, 2014 The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research has received two federal grants under the BRAIN Initiative. One of these projects is co-headed by MSI Principal Investigator Michael Garwood, a professor of radiology (Medical School) along with radiology professor Thomas Vaughn. The grant will help fund the development of a small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device.
posted on September 30, 2014 The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has issued a Call for Proposals for allocations on the Blue Waters system. Information about this system can be found on the National Center for Computing Applications website.
posted on September 29, 2014 On Wednesday, October 1, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems.
posted on September 12, 2014