CLAS Health and Well-being

Cleaning up the ‘Wild West’ of CBD: UConn Startup PCTRx Revolutionizing Industry with Novel Polymer Platform

PCTRx is developing its recently licensed polycannabinoid platform technology as a drug delivery system and biodegradable plastics, with an eye toward even more applications

Characterizing the ‘Noisy Life of a Musician’: Risks and Benefits for Brain Aging

Erika Skoe will lead a research team to better understand the risks and benefits of musicianship for brain aging and hearing.

UConn, SCSU Partner on Postgrad Research Program for Underserved Communities

The NSF-funded program will help participants learn skills to be more competitive and prepared for jobs in fields like biotechnology

MIRA Award Recipient Jelena Erceg Unfolding the Mysteries of Genome Folding

Jelena Erceg is studying the role of parental genome folding during development which could support the development of personalized genome medicine for chromosome-based diseases.

Emma Graebner presenting at UConn Health's Research Day

The Next Generation of Innovators and Problem-Solvers

TIP Innovation Fellows, Health Research students present their findings and make their pitches during Summer Research Day at UConn Health

Head of the UConn Rudd Center, Rebecca Puhl speaks at a recent media empathy foundation event

Rudd Center’s Puhl Featured on Panel Addressing Weight Stigma in the Media

The New York City event concentrated on how weight stigma is portrayed in the media and was sponsored by the Media Empathy Foundation

3d illustration of cleaning effect on blurry living room. Transparent shield protecting against germs, viruses and harmful microbes.

Home Sweet Home: A Study of the ‘Chemical Soup’ in our Houses

Microbial traces of everything from coffee to antidepressants make up the invisible environment in our indoor spaces

HDFS associate professor Laura Donorfio, center left, poses with her son, Adam, center right, and drag queens BeBe Zahara Benet, far left, and Jujubee during a taping of the TLC show “Dragnificent!,” which featured the mother/son pair.v

HDFS Professor Couples Drag Culture, Gerontology in Her Work

Laura Donorfio says the seemingly disparate topics complement each other well, and offer a chance to think about how aging is perceived across society

Cheerful kids stand semicircle on floor in kindergarten or daycare centre. Preschoolers have fun indoors, playing games.

Study: Better Eating, More Activity at Family Child Care Homes that Focused on Best Practices

'Providers were very concerned about the health of the kids. They really feel like an extended family member, and they want more training to do a better job of providing healthy foods and activities'

digital image of mouse hips

An Experimental Treatment Failed in Mice, and Researchers Did the Right Thing: They Published About It

The knowledge could help steer scientists toward more promising approaches