Research & Discovery

Each year, 500,000 American golden plovers fly between Arctic North American and South America. These birds may carry hundreds of thousands of microscopic plant parts, called diaspores, in their feathers. (Photo by Jean-François Lamarre)

Migratory Birds Help Spread Plant Species: UConn Study

A new study by UConn researchers demonstrates how some plants travel between the hemispheres on the wings of migratory birds.

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)

Embryonic Stem Cells Offer Treatment Promise for Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists in UConn's Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis using human embryonic stem cells.

Bioscience Connecticut: 2,300 Jobs Over Two Years

Construction continues to move ahead on schedule and on budget, with the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion on track to be completed by year’s end.

The Serra Grande forest in northeastern Brazil has large plantation clearings where sugar cane has been grown for more than 100 years. A significant portion of this landscape is now being considered to undergo forest restoration under new Brazilian forest codes. (Photo by Adriano Gambarini)

Regenerating Tropical Forests

UConn biology professor Robin Chazdon is leading an international research project on tropical forest regeneration.

Peter Turchin, professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in his office in the Torrey Life Sciences building. (Sheila Foran/UConn Photo)

A Mathematical Approach to History

Biologist Peter Turchin has developed a mathematical model that can accurately predict the rise and fall of major civilizations.

Senior chemical engineering student Derek Chhiv, right, discusses with Professor Anson Ma his group's prototype for an artificial kidney. The prototype was generated through 3-D printing. (Al Ferreira for UConn)

Students Design Artificial Kidney with 3-D Printing

Senior engineering students worked with Professor Anson Ma and a commercial 3-D technology company to design an artificial kidney.

Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Symposium

UConn Health’s federally-funded grant to train people for careers in Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology (SCOB) research sponsored its annual capstone symposium last month. Seventeen trainees presented their research findings on topics including how bone, cartilage and teeth develop; genetics; biomechanics/biomaterials; and regeneration of diseased or damaged tissues. Linda Strausbaugh, professor of molecular and cell […]

A chip used in electronic devices.

Improving the Security of Nanoscale Computer Devices

UConn will lead a $7.5 million research effort, along with University of Maryland and Rice University scientists.

MFA Exhibit: A Sculptor Finds His Voice

MFA candidate Shane Morrissey conveys memory and meaning through sculpture.

Andrew Frank and Emma Shelly, both first-year Ph.D. students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, have both earned Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Three Graduate Students Earn NSF Research Fellowships

The three, all first-year Ph.D. candidates in CLAS, were selected from among 14,000 applicants.