Research & Discovery

Samples of a gel that increases the efficiency of solar electric panels on Sept. 18, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Boosting the Efficiency of Solar Panels

UConn chemistry professor Challa Kumar has developed a substance that enhances the ability of solar cells to absorb energy from sunlight.

A device to analyze blood for sickle cell disease on Oct. 13, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

An Easy Test for Sickle Cell Disease

A new device that can be attached to a smartphone uses magnetism to detect sickle cell disease – a critical need in regions of the world where advanced technology and training are scarce.

Natalie Munro, professor of anthropology, at her lab in Beach Hall on Oct. 20, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Bare Bones Approach to Understanding Human Behavior

Anthropologist Natalie Munro has assembled a collection of animal bones from archaeological digs and recent roadkill for teaching students about long ago societies.

A student rests under a tree on the Great Lawn at the Storrs campus. (UConn File Photo)

Climate Change Could Affect Fall Foliage Timing

A century from now, autumn in New England may happen earlier in some places and later in others, according to a new UConn study.

A device to evaluate concussions is demonstrated by Rohin Thomas '17 (CAHNR), left, and Sarah Attanasio '16 (CAHNR). (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Assessing Traumatic Brain Injuries

UConn researchers are testing a new device that can quickly assess concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.

A Better Way to Read the Genome

UConn researchers have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated known gene, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone.

Sahan Handunkanda, a graduate student in physics and first author on the paper published by the American Physical Society, holds up a crystal of scandium trifluoride. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Caution: Shrinks When Warm

Most materials swell when they warm. UConn physics researchers have been investigating a substance that responds in reverse.

Kartik Chandran '99 Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, on Sept. 19, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

UConn Alum Named MacArthur Fellow

Environmental engineer Kartik Chandran ’99 Ph.D. is one of 24 individuals recognized this year with a MacArthur ‘genius grant.’

Inge-Marie Eigsti with the new FMRI at the Philips Communication Sciences Building on Sept. 28, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Cognitive Shift

A psychology researcher and her students are using UConn's new fMRI scanner to better understand autism spectrum disorders.

An anxious child. (iStock Photo)

Therapy Can Prevent Anxiety in Children, Study Says

A UConn Health researcher found a significant decrease in the number of children who developed anxiety after receiving intervention.