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Exploring Heavy Metals Along the Ocean Floor

Assistant Professor Xueju "Sophie" Wang's study into ocean pollutants has earned her a prestigious award from the Office of Naval Research

Cryo-electron microscopy map of the phosphatase enzyme PP2A:B55 (grey, cyan and lavender) bound to the ARPP19 protein (orange). The enzyme is inhibited by ARPP19 during the early stages of cell division.

Caught in the Act, Floppy Proteins Shape Up for Scientists

Two elusive proteins critical for healthy cell division are profiled by UConn researchers

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Talkative Parents a Key Factor in Children’s Language Development

A major new study finds that socioeconomic status and gender don't play roles in language development, but adult talk does

A 3D rendering of the earth, seen from outer space. Confronting the challenges of climate change requires a 'whole-earth' approach, says UConn's Robert Thorson.

2023: A Year of Research Success

From an institutional focus on clean energy and sustainability to breakthroughs in science and technology, 2023 was an impressive year for UConn researchers.

A digital rendering shows the instruments and associated equipment that will be included on board the PACE spacecraft.

New Satellite Will Help Researchers See the Oceans and Atmosphere as Never Before

Satellite launch, anticipated for Feb. 6, offers researchers 'a completely new way' of looking at the ocean

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Around the Block: Evaluating School Schedules

Hannah Cooke, Neag School doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, prepared the following rapid research brief with the Center for Education Policy Analysis, Research, and Evaluation (CEPARE). This research brief compares traditional and block schedules in schools and evaluates their impact on student achievement and other outcomes

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Research Team Develops Hybrid Propulsion Commercial Electric Aircraft

'Building a more sustainable future for our university, our nation, and the world is the great challenge of our lifetime'

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Black Girls Run! Community Organization Creates Inclusive Space for Physical Activity

A recent study highlights how a community organization is supporting Black women around the country in getting and staying physically active.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Liisa Kuhn and a student

Kuhn Develops Patent-Pending Process to Create Comfortable Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Survivors

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Liisa Kuhn uses a 3D bioprinter to fabricate breast prosthetics that are lightweight, flexible, and porous

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CAHNR Celebrates Record-Setting Year in Research Success

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources celebrated faculty and staff who contributed to the College's record-breaking grant success