Research & Discovery

A dress rehearsal for UConn Opera's presentation of "Hansel and Gretel" at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 27, 2016 with Caroline O’Dwyer ’11 (SFA) as Hansel, Katelyn Lewis ’15 (SFA) as Gretel and Spencer Hamlin ’13 (SFA) as the witch. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Hansel & Gretel Opera a Very Modern Fairy Tale

UConn Opera's production opening Jan. 30 includes gender role reversals and a witch dressed in pencil skirt and heels.

Map of reported active transmission of Zika virus. (Map source: CDC)

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

A UConn researcher working to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus discusses what's known about this emerging infectious disease.

Business-related tweets on a smartphone. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Twitter Volume a Guide to Stock Options Pricing

A UConn researcher says spikes in the number of tweets about a company can be used as the basis for a profitable stock options trading strategy.

Father and son being interviewed by a professional. (iStock image)

UConn Partners with State on Child Welfare Project

The federally funded program seeks to prepare an ethnically and linguistically diverse group of social workers to work with vulnerable children and families.

Bobtail squid. (Copyright Mattias Ormestad,, reproduced with permission)

The Science of Symbiosis and the Search for New Drugs

UConn researchers are studying bacteria living inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid in the search for new drugs to fight pathogens in humans.

A fractured skull. (iStock Photo)

Born to Break: Inherited Disease Sheds Light on Bone Loss

With a better understanding of how bone is formed and destroyed, UConn Health researchers now hope to discover new treatments.

Gopinath Rajadinakaran, right, and Robert Kelley, professor of reconstructive sciences, discuss the testing of an artificial salivary gland at UConn Health in Farmington on Dec. 3, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Developing a Solution to the Problem of Dry Mouth

Dr. Robert Kelly invented an artificial salivary gland. The NSF program Accelerate UConn helped him bring it closer to market.

Matthew Hanley uses a microscope in a lab at UConn Health in Farmington on Dec. 3, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

NSF Program Helps UConn Entrepreneurs Get Started

UConn Health researchers in the early stages of developing a colorectal cancer vaccine got a jump-start from Accelerate UConn, an NSF I-Corps site.

UConn autism expert Deborah Fein suggests everyday activities for parents that help children during their critical early years. (iStock Photo)

New Book Helps Parents Help Kids at Risk of Autism

UConn autism experts suggest ways parents can adapt everyday activities to help children during their critical early years.

Fans watching a football game on TV. (iStock Photo)

NFL Games Can Affect Sponsors’ Stock Returns

Win or lose, professional sports outcomes have an impact on sponsors’ cash flow, according to a UConn School of Business study.