Research & Discovery

High-tech, industrial robotic welding machines in operation. (Getty Images)

UConn Named to Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The new national initiative aims to increase small manufacturers’ use of robots by 500 percent. UConn researchers will focus on the aerospace and shipbuilding industries.

The 2018 winner of the Women of Innovation Award for research and leadership excellence is Dr. Christine Finck of UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Connecticut Children's Photo).

Life Experiences Shape Surgeon’s Desire to Care for Children

UConn Health pediatric surgeon Dr. Christine Finck is using tissue engineering to develop new methods to treat a condition that affects one in 4,500 babies.

An elderly woman sitting in front of her laptop looking stressed. (PeopleImages via Getty Images)

Elders’ Stress Response May Worsen Depression’s Impact

UConn Health researchers say that depressed elders who are also easily stressed are prone to worse cognitive outcomes, and could benefit from alternative treatments for their depression.

Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, with Kasandra Rodriguez, a research associate at CaroGen Corp.'s technology incubation lab in Farmington on Dec. 12, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Health Researchers Work with Startup on Colon Cancer Vaccine

CaroGen’s proprietary technology platform will be applied to a specific target studied by two immunologists at UConn Health.

UConn Health researcher Thomas Babor led a global review of youth exposure to alcohol advertising that concludes with a recommendation for statutory controls. (KatarzynaBialasiewicz/Getty Images)

Current Alcohol Marketing Controls Don’t Protect Youth

UConn Health researcher Thomas Babor led a global review of youth exposure to alcohol advertising that concludes with a recommendation for statutory controls.

Sugar Pines (Pinus lambertiana) in Sequoia National Park, California. UConn researchers are part of a team that has sequenced the Sugar Pine's enormous genome, offering the potential for using genetic resistance to fight an invasive fungus that threatens to destroy the species. (Silversypher via Wikimedia Commons)

The Fungus-Fighting Secrets in the Sugar Pine’s Genome

Researchers have sequenced the enormous genome of the world's tallest pine, offering the potential for using genetic resistance to fight an invasive fungus that threatens to destroy the species.

Seok-Woo Lee, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, at his lab at the Gant Complex on Oct. 27, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

New Material Promises Benefits to Deep Space Travel

A UConn researcher has developed a new shape memory material that can help send unmanned probes to distant star systems.

A still life photo of a petri dish on top of an illustration of the human body. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

‘Heart-In-A-Dish’ Sheds Light on Genetics of Heart Disease

Advances in research on the human heart put UConn Health on the cutting edge.

With just a few days left in 2016, a selection of faculty, staff, students, and alumni share hopes for next year.

UConn Nation Hopeful for the Coming Year

With just a few days left in 2016, a selection of faculty, staff, students, and alumni share hopes for next year.

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria. (SCIEPRO/Getty Images)

UConn Researchers Kill MRSA with Tailored Chemistry

UConn medicinal chemists have developed experimental antibiotics that kill the often deadly bacteria MRSA.