Research

View from the car behind orange highway maintenance truck spreading de-icing salt and sand, crystals dropping on the ice covered asphalt road.

Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding an effort to lessen contamination of groundwater and enable more frequent testing of rural wells

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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

UConn is working with growers in the state to find alternatives to plastic mulch without eliminating the benefits it brings

UConn Employee’s Family Cycling 1,300 miles to Fight Children’s Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month the Cook Family from Simsbury is participating in the Great Cycle Challenge USA in support of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Best Paper Award Goes to UConn Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen

The premier journal in plastic surgery called Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has honored UConn Health Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen with a 2022 Best Paper Award.

Lake Tanganyika

UConn Research Team Awarded $2.5 Million for ‘Biodiversity on a Changing Planet’

The grant will allow them to research the effects of climate change on Lake Tanganyika, which millions of people depend on as a food supply

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

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Risk of Suicide Rising Among Black and Hispanic Americans

Lack of access to mental health support could be among the factors responsible for the increases

Archaeological sediment from Abu Hureyra being “floated” during the early 1970s to extract organic remains including seeds and wood charcoal.

Ancient Dung Reveals Earliest Evidence for Animal Tending

The beginning stages of humanity's revolutionary turn from hunting and gathering to full-fledged farming and herding

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UConn Researchers to Create Curriculum for CT’s First ‘Green Lab’

Green labs allow law enforcement to identify the various stages of impairment and perform tests that will assist officers in identifying impaired drivers

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.