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An illustration showing interactions between components of the AH10-7 compound (yellow), an immune system antigen presenting cell (gray) and an invariant natural killer T cell (green and blue) that spark activation of iNKT cells in “humanized” mice. (Image courtesy of Jose Gascon/UConn)

New Compound Helps Activate Cancer-Fighting T Cells

UConn researchers have identified mechanisms responsible for improved immune system activity, offering new approaches for more effective cancer treatments and vaccines.

Asthma inhaler and a pressurised gas cannister refill. (Getty Image)

New Study Identifies Effective Treatments for Persistent Asthma

UConn-led study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds using a single steroid-bronchodilator treatment for both persistent asthma control and rescue relief resulted in fewer asthma attacks.

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Sports Sampling May Reduce Injury Risk in Young Athletes

UConn study found that exposing children to a variety of sports promotes 'physical literacy,' helping them develop better movement skills and encouraging physical activity in the long term.

Couple prepares healthy meal together at home. (Getty Images)

Scientists Identify Weight Loss Ripple Effect

When one member of a couple commits to losing weight, chances are the person's partner will lose weight, too, a UConn study says.

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Married Veterans More at Risk of Suicide than Single Soldiers

The transition back to a domestic home environment—and all of the pressures, roles, and responsibilities that come with it—may add to veterans' internal struggles.

This biodegradable piezoelectric pressure sensor developed by the Nguyen Research Group at UConn could be used by doctors to monitor chronic lung disease, brain swelling, and other medical conditions before dissolving safely in a patient’s body. (Image courtesy of Thanh Duc Nguyen)

Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears

The new sensor is designed to replace existing implantable pressure sensors that have potentially toxic components, which must be removed after use.

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Hard to Swallow? New Digital Pill Raises Personal Privacy Concerns

A pharmacy professor discusses a new digital pill, recently approved by the FDA, that can monitor whether individuals are taking a medication as prescribed.

Ionel Simbotin, left, a postdoctoral fellow, Robin Côté, associate dean and professor of physics, and John Montgomery Jr., research professor. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Controlling Chemistry with the Tools of Physics

UConn physicists explain how individual atoms and molecules react in an ultracold environment, providing new insight into the forces at work in chemical reactions.

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