Graduate Research

Sudden Death in Epilepsy and Breathing Troubles Linked to Bad Gene

June 20, 2019

UConn neuroscientists have found a gene mutation that causes abnormal breathing in mice with a severe form of epilepsy, mimicking the human sudden death in epilepsy syndrome.

New 3D-Printed Technology Lowers Cost of Common Medical Test

May 22, 2019

‘Anything that can be run by normal ELISA can be run by this, with the advantage of being less expensive, much faster, and accessible,’ says UConn’s Mohamed Sharafeldin.

Crystallizing Knowledge with a Learning Machine

April 16, 2019

UConn researchers working with Pfizer used machine learning to figure out the best way to coax a drug into solid form for the development of pharmaceuticals.

Study: After-school Programs Improve Academic Outcomes

April 11, 2019

A study of study over 9,000 students attending more than 100 after-school programs in Connecticut found those who participated had higher school attendance and higher academic performance.

New Technology Designed to Reduce Mortality Rates in Cancer Patients

April 10, 2019

A pair of Ph.D. students developed a technology that takes a patient’s tumor cells and grows them outside of the body to test different cancer treatments.

Logic, a Common Thread at UConn

March 27, 2019

UConn has launched a new professional graduate certificate in logic, in which students from various disciplines hone the vital skills of logically and systematically analyzing information.

First Steps: UConn Partners on Child Care Fellowship

March 13, 2019

A new private-public fellowship program is intended to make it easier for new UConn parents to return to research.

Science is Better When it’s Diverse

March 12, 2019

A group of anthropologists document how bringing diverse perspectives purposefully into scientific inquiry goes far beyond increasing representation in the laboratory: diversity transforms the very practice of science.

Exploring Hypothalamic Circuits, One Neuron at a Time

March 11, 2019

A new study by UConn and JAX Genomic Medicine provides important clues for understanding certain neural circuits in the brain and the potential for the development of targeted neuropsychiatric therapies.

The Birds Who Seek Out Goldilocks Fires

January 29, 2019

Black-backed woodpeckers prefer forests that are burned just right – not too hot, not too cold. But as wildfires become more intense, megafires are not creating a sufficient diversity of habitats.

A Microscope as a Shovel? UConn Researchers Dig It

January 28, 2019

Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers in a recent study.