Kim Krieger

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Statistically, Not Enough People Take Statins

Too many people are taking aspirin for heart health when it may not be effective for them.

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UConn Health Researchers Track COVID-19 Immunity

Antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 are universal in survivors of the illness, but their ability to counteract the virus varies significantly.

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Cytokine Storms Can Kill. Researchers Found the Protein that Sparks Them

Researchers at UConn Health have made a discovery that offers insight into a disease that kills roughly 270,000 Americans every year.

A person in a hazmat suit with a gas mask holds a tray of lettuce in a greenhouse, illustrating the idea that E. coli bacteria like the type that can be found in some types of vegetables can be deadly to humans.

Discovering What Makes This Toxin Even Worse Than Diarrhea

UConn Health researchers have gained new insight into a particularly nasty strain of E. coli bacteria, which might lead to more effective treatments for this potentially deadly ailment.

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Six UConn Researchers to Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six UConn researchers have been elected by their peers to receive a distinguished honor.

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Worms Reveal Why Melatonin Promotes Sleep

UConn Health researchers say unlocking the secrets of how worms sleep can help us better understand the science behind our own sleep patterns.

Bridging the Gaps

The Covid-19 pandemic shined a bright light on inequitable access to health care in America. At UConn’s medical and dental schools, future providers are addressing disparities from the ground up.

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Engineering Cartilage in Space

UConn researchers are developing an experiment that could help help astronauts - and the more earthbound - who suffer from damaged cartilage.

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UConn Health Model: Travel Ban Would Have Killed CT COVID in August

UConn Health's Pedro Mendes talks about what a sophisticated computer model of Connecticut's COVID-19 infections tells us about where we've been, and where we might be headed.

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Testing the Fluorescent Proteins That Light Up the Brain

UConn researchers have devised a new method of monitoring electrical signals that travel through neurons in the brain.