Research

UConn Health School of Medicine researchers Ming Xu, Binsheng Wang, and Lichao Wang.

UConn Researchers: Deleting Dysfunctional Cells Alleviates Diabetes

A discovery that could lead to game-changing treatments for metabolic diseases

Close up look at a section of the UConn School of Pharmacy Building

Quarterly Recap of Pharmacy Faculty Research Grants – FY 2021 Q4

Recapping the quarter beginning April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021, the UConn School of Pharmacy congratulates the following Department of Pharmaceutical Science faculty and their teams for their FY 2021 Q4 research grant awards totaling $252,131: 

From left, Drs. Xiaofang Wang and Ren-He Xu of ImStem Biotechnology, a UConn spin out developing novel therapies using stem cells, that was recently issued a patent for human embryonic stem cell derived mesenchymal stem cells and the method of producing the stem cells. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health File Photo)

TIP Company ImStem Biotechnology Doses First MS Patient in Clinical Trial

UConn TIP company ImSTEM Biotechnology is conducting a clinical trial to test their experimental human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Exterior photograph of the building where UConn's new Stamford Technology Incubation Program is based.

TIP Digital Supports App Promoting Accessibility of Investing for Young People

TIP Digital startup FinTron helps new investors learn about the stock market and get an early start in investing wisely

New Technology Improves Antibiotic Treatment Decisions

Guoan Zheng has developed a new sensor that can image microbial growth quickly and with high sensitivity, to help health care practitioners decide the best course of treatment for patients

An image of the Avery Point campus captured via drone camera.

UConn Researchers to Explore Marine Life, Human-Sea Interaction

The projects touch on everything from the effects of climate change on marine animals to how coastal communities respond to flood risk

Tomatoes

Plant Science Professor Studying Unintended Effects of Gene Editing in Tomatoes

Plant scientist Yi Li has received a $500,000 USDA/NIFA grant to study a genetic editing technique in tomato plants

Introduction to sign language at a young age helps children who are deaf or hard of hearing develop more quickly, according to new research.

To Young Brains, Language Is Language, Whether Signed or Spoken

Early access to language helps spur development in children, no matter the language

Governor, Lawmakers Visit UConn Health to Celebrate University’s Record-Breaking Research Funding

University-wide, researchers received more than $375M in external funding in the last fiscal year

Behind the Degree: How Two Nursing Ph.D. Students are Improving Care for Underserved Populations

Direct experience with patients inspired Adwoa Gyamfi and Teresa Graziano to research the health and wellness of African American mothers in the U.S. and LGBTQ cancer patients