Writer

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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UConn Health researchers have found a connection between chili peppers and marijuana that could lead to new therapies for gastrointestinal disease. (Yesenia Carrero/UConn Illustration)

Chili Pepper and Marijuana Calm the Gut

UConn Health researchers have found a connection between chili peppers and marijuana that could lead to new therapies for gastrointestinal disease.

Four new telescopes are now or will soon come online, sending imagery to the DAWN Center: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array; the James Webb Space Telescope; Euclid, a space craft; and the European Extremely Large Telescope.

UConn Astronomer to Glimpse First Galaxies

A UConn professor specializing in the formation of the first galaxies is one of six researchers who will have the first chance to analyze data from four new international telescopes.

Painful shoulder, computer artwork. (Getty Images)

Stem Cell Fabric Innovation Regrows Rotator Cuffs

A team of researchers from UConn Health has found a way to regenerate rotator cuff tendons after they’re torn, using a nano-textured fabric seeded with stem cells.

More PSMA, more problems. Prostate cells with more prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) have more cancer cells (purple), growing in a more disorganized way, than the open ducts in a prostate whose cells have little PSMA. (Caromile and Shapiro/UConn Health Image)

Mark of Malignancy Identified in Prostate Cancer

Researchers at UConn Health have identified a protein that appears to indicate how aggressive a prostate cancer will be, potentially leading the way to new treatments.

The young and the useless. Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells like these never mature properly in patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Sick Stem Cells Point to Better MS Drugs

UConn Health researchers think they know why a particularly aggressive form of multiple sclerosis has so far proved unresponsive to drug treatments. They hope this knowledge will help develop better treatments.

A senior patient begins to walk a hospital hallway with help from a nurse. (Getty Images)

UConn Pilots New Measure of How Fast You Walk

A sudden slowdown in gait speed signals a senior's health is in decline.

Neda Shahriari displays the letter informing her that she will do her dermatology training at her first-choice placement – UConn Health. (Bret Eckhardt/UConn Photo)

On Match Day, Second Sister Wins First Choice Placement

Sibling rivalry now a thing of the past, Neda Shahriari – the second sister to choose a career in dermatology – waits anxiously to find out where she will do her training.

This artist's concept appeared on the Feb. 23, 2017 cover of the journal Nature announcing that the TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. (NASA Image)

The Seven New Planets Next Door

UConn astronomy experts discuss NASA's recent revelation that astronomers had discovered a nearby star with seven Earth-like planets, three of them potentially able to support life.

Dr. Bruce Liang, center, reviews a patient's case with physicians from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center. (Lanny Nagler for UConn Health Center)

Small Molecule, Big Hope for Healing Advanced Heart Failure

A new medication for advanced heart failure that is based on a small molecule is under development at UConn Health. It has the advantage that it doesn't lower blood pressure.

Seaweed collected by reaching down to the bottom and pulling up the rake. The branching red seaweed and the amount collected in just one pass indicate that a large amount of nutrients are fertilizing the growth of seaweed in this bay. (Jamie Vaudrey/UConn Photo)

Researcher Unveils Tool for Cleaner Long Island Sound

A UConn ecologist has identified specific sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they can do to alleviate it.