Kim Krieger

Kim Krieger has covered politics from Capitol Hill and energy commodities from the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Her stories have exposed fraud in the California power markets and mathematical malfeasance in physics. And she knows what really goes on in the National Radio Quiet Zone. These days, Kim tells clear, compelling stories of the research at UConn. Her work connects Connecticut citizens and the press with the vast resources of their flagship public university. When not at UConn, she can be found kayaking among the beautiful Norwalk islands, digging in her garden, or occasionally enjoying the silence in the National Radio Quiet Zone.

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Three sections of optic nerve that were injured by crushing (the white diamond on the far left of each nerve marks the crush point.) The lower two nerves each express genes (Dynlt1a or Lars2) newly identified by the Trakhtenberg lab as promoting nerve axon regeneration. The axons carry the bright green dye. The insets to the right show how much more axon regrowth is occurring in the nerves that express the regeneration genes, and how no regrowth happens in the normal control (top).

New Nerve Insights Could Someday Help Heal Certain Types of Blindness and Paralysis

New research answers some of the big questions of how our nervous systems develop

Trophies the team won from various competitions

UConn Team Wins National Cybersecurity Competition

The Distinguished Gentlemen of UConn Cybersecurity are a group of UConn students intent on honing their cybersecurity skills

Image of a leg in a cast

Healing Big Broken Bones With a Small Molecule

UConn Health scientists describe a new method that can promote regrowth of long bones more affordably and with fewer side effects than other techniques

Student, mental health and depression with anxiety, burnout and sad for exam results, fail or mistake while sitting outdoor. Young man, stress and tired and depressed on university or college campus.

Report: Mental Health Crises Spike Among Youth

Suicide related emergency room visits for young people have increased every year since 2011

The Class of 2023 poses for a photo on the Great Lawn on Aug. 24, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn’s Class of 2023: By the Numbers

For 7,707 Huskies, this month's ceremonies cap years of hard work, determination, and passion

A burning candle isolated in darkness.

Genocide and Remembrance Are Topics at UConn Yom HaShoah Event

The April 18 event will bring together the testimony of a Holocaust survivor with the insights of scholars

Load it up. Column (a) shows how the high dose, slow release microneedle antibody patch (MA) works. PLGA is a biodegradable polymer that can be tuned to degrade faster or slower. The middle image shows microneedles made of differently tuned PLGA represented by different colors. The graph on the bottom shows how the patch keeps blood levels of antibodies (Ab) in a certain range, with little spikes as the different PLGA microneedles dissolve and release their antibodies into the bloodstream over 30 days. Column (b) shows the high dose powder-filling method the team developed. It can deliver doses of 4 to 5mg of antibodies per square centimeter of patch. The traditional technology shown in column (c) can deliver only much lower doses.

Less Painful, More Convenient Antibody Treatments

A timed-release patch made of biodegradable polymer could make antibody treatments more accessible and safer

A gloved hand holds a petri dish showing enlarged images of bacteria.

Form is (Mal)function: Protein’s Shape Lets Bacteria Disarm It

Findings may allow scientists to study food poisoning in mice

An older man covers his face with his hands in a sign of severe depression.

Depressed, and Aging Fast

UConn Center on Aging researchers have found that older adults suffering from depression age faster than their peers

The figure’s x-axis compares two subpopulations of microglia cells (the brain’s ‘waste disposal team’.) One group causes inflammation; the other group repairs damage. The figure’s y-axis shows that the T-cell receptor signaling pathway (a known major immune-regulatory mechanism) is significantly more active in the blue cells repairing damaged tissue. On the other hand, the immune system is relatively suppressed in the red cells causing inflammation.

Brain’s Garbage Collectors May be to Blame in Alzheimer’s

Instead of being the primary cause of the disease, perhaps the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s are a symptom