Meet the Researcher: Ashwin Dani, Electrical and Computer Engineering

December 2, 2020

UConn researcher Ashwin Dani is proving that robots have a place in everything from factories to lunar missions.

Ph.D. candidates Tingting Li and André Beringhs win 2020 IPEC Americas Foundation Awards

December 1, 2020

Tingting Li, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Diane Burgess’ laboratory, and André Beringhs, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Xiuling Lu’s laboratory, were recently awarded the 2020 International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas Foundation (IPEC) award for graduate students. Li and Beringhs were two of five Ph.D candidates nationally to receive the award. Their awards […]

UConn Researchers Track Connections Between COVID-19 Health Behaviors and Experiences of People of Color

December 1, 2020

UConn researchers found that experiences with racism and negative stereotyping shapes how some people see the health measure of wearing a face mask.

UConn Researchers: First Meta-Analysis Shows Promise for Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness in Concussion Treatment Plans

November 30, 2020

UConn researchers have conducted the first-ever meta-analysis of the use of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based interventions for the effective treatment of chronic concussion symptom.

Research Proves Viability of Injection-free Microneedle Technology for Single-Administration of Vaccines

November 23, 2020

UConn researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a microneedle technology that could make widespread vaccination easier and more effective.

Unique Schwann Cells: The Eyes Have It

November 20, 2020

UConn Health neuroscience researchers are finding genetic properties of what are known as Schwann cells in the cornea that may hold the key to breakthroughs in sensory function, healing, and even regeneration.

Support for the Palmer Fellowship Impacts Pharmacy Practice Nationally

November 19, 2020

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. Henry (Hank) Palmer’s retirement from UConn.  It is also Palmer’s 55th and 60th reunion year (’60 ‘65).  Dr. Palmer was a beloved and much respected 42 year School of Pharmacy professor who passed away in 2009 but names the region’s annual Henry A. Palmer Continuing Education Finale (since […]

UConn Researchers Leveraging CT Health Data to Develop Suicide Risk Algorithms

November 17, 2020

UConn researchers are using multiple health care data sources for a project that could help health care providers better identify when patients are at risk of attempting suicide.

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Reveals Potential for New Therapies

November 16, 2020

“We are all very excited about this finding,” says Dr. Ching Lau of UConn Health/JAX and Connecticut Children’s. “The take home message of these findings is that the fusion protein is altering the behavior of the tumor cells by dictating the genes that will be turned on and off. This gives us a better handle on which aberrantly expressed genes to target in developing novel therapeutics against supratentorial ependymoma.”

UConn Researcher Investigates Promising Candidate for Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

November 16, 2020

Researchers and clinicians are exploring many potential medicinal approaches for investigating and treating the root causes of diseases including gene and enzyme replacement therapy. But another therapeutic approach is to develop compounds that maintain cells in a healthy state. Cellular organelles called mitochondria are increasingly recognized as promising targets for such compounds. Mitochondria are responsible […]

Pancreatic Cancer Takes the Lives of Beloved U.S. Icons

November 12, 2020

Alex Trebek and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg brought awareness to the disease that is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. that has a 5-year survival rate of 10%.