Research

A Black woman wears a face mask in a crowd of people

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

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

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

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.

A closeup of the tiny tips of the microneedles on the patch developed by UConn researchers.

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

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

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Unique Schwann Cells: The Eyes Have It

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.

The Palmer Fellowship team at UConn Pharmacy

Support for the Palmer Fellowship Impacts Pharmacy Practice Nationally

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

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 oncologist Ching Lau specializes in pediatric brain and bone tumor research. He holds a joint appointment with JAX. (Tiffany Laufer for JAX)

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Reveals Potential for New Therapies

“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.”

Nathan Alder, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology at his lab on June 27, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Researcher Investigates Promising Candidate for Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

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

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%.

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UConn Researchers Prepare Master’s Students to Work with Children with Developmental Disabilities

Many children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, have high-intensity behavioral needs, meaning they require a wide-ranging support system of people appropriately trained to work together to address their needs. Nearly 400,000 students in Connecticut have special health care needs. In the past decade, the prevalence of children with developmental disabilities has increased by 17% […]