Kim Krieger

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Student’s Soft Robot Invention Could Improve Ultrasounds

Serena Beri has patented her invention while still an undergraduate at UConn

Headshot of professor Judy Brown

UConn Magazine: Diversity and Inclusion in Genetics

Genetics — especially our own, and the secrets we can learn with it about our ancestors’ past and our medical future — have captivated the nation.

Pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ, joint of the lower jaw) might be eased by destroying old cells, according to new research.

Killing Off Old Cells Might Mean Relief from Persistent Jaw Pain

'Senescent cells' resist the body's normal process of removing damaged cells

Research involving fruit flies could yield dividends for human birth control.

UConn Researcher’s Work with Flies Could Be a Birth Control Boon

If a drug stops ovulation in both flies and mice, it’s likely to work in humans, too

Climate models predict that Long Island Sound will rise 20 inches in the next 30 years. On the left, the image shows a typical flood plus 20 inches; on the right, a 100 year flood similar to Hurricane Sandy, plus 20 inches. The color scale shows the flood water level: green < 0.5 feet (0.5’), yellow is between 0.5’ and 1’, orange between 1’ and 2’, and red is flooding over 2’. Flooding at the 2’ level washes away cars and SUVs and undermines many structures.

For Future Flood Control, Cities Need Strategy

What we consider a 100-year event is a conservative version of a 10-year event plus 20 inches—what will be a normal flood in 2050

Flies smell using their antennae, and learning more about how that works yields important information for researchers.

Odd Smell: Flies Sniff Ammonia in a Way New to Science

Understanding how insects sense odors could help out humans and crops

Students gather on the Great Lawn to form an hour glass during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019. The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation is hosting a series of webinars this summer to examine climate change and policy from a multitude of angles.

Hot, Wet, Connecticut Summer Webinar

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation is hosting a series of webinars on climate change and public policy

On the left, a diagram showing how the testing process works; on the right, a picture of the device itself.

UConn Researchers Develop Cheap, Accurate Device to Diagnose COVID-19

How red blood cells and laser light offer the opportunity to make a rapid diagnosis

Nanotube bundles (yellow) containing RNA enter a cell. From left to right, the images show the endosomes (red) surrounding the nucleus (blue) of the cell begin to swell. Around the 3 hour mark, the endosomes burst and spill the RNA payload (green). The RNAs spread throughout the cell over the next two days.

Escape From the Endosome!

An innovative approach that prove valuable for developing new medicines

The arrows show where oligodendrocyte precursor cells (blue – all OPCs, pink- dividing OPCs) and their growth factor receptors are in contact with microglia (green) and their signaling proteins (red).

Repairing Nerves Requires Prods of Protein

It turns out the 'bad guys' of the brain aren't so bad after all