Research & Discovery

Yi Li, professor of plant science and landscape architecture with a burning bush plant at his lab, on August 9, 2011.

UConn Scientist Develops Sterile Variety of Invasive Plant

This breakthrough could help restore the popular shrub 'burning bush' to commercial prominence.

Rajiv Chandawarkar, at his lab at the UConn Health Center.

Improving Surgical Residents’ Communication Skills

A UConn study finds that training may improve surgical residents’ patient communication skills.

Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of chemistry.

Cooling Down Global Warming

A UConn chemist has a patent for a new process to capture carbon, a hot topic in global warming.

Jeffrey S. Volek, associate professor of kinesiology, UConn (left) and Stephen D. Phinney, professor of medicine emeritus, UCal-Davis, have collaborated on a book that explores the science behind the health benefits of low carbohydrate living.

New Book Explores Science Behind a Low Carbohydrate Diet

A UConn professor explains why low-carb living is superior to a low-fat, carbohydrate-laden diet.

Jennifer Tufts, Assistant Professor, Communications Sciences.

Does Your Hearing Do the Job?

A UConn audiologist is looking at new ways to measure how well a worker needs to hear on the job.

Pradeep Ramanathan with a scan of his own brain.

The Universe in Your Skull

Pradeep Ramanathan studies how brain injuries affect memory—and how good we think our memory is.

Modeling Interactions between Climate and the Living System in West Africa

Two UConn-led studies may help shape climate prediction, food policy, and development investment.

Poised on the Bioscience Frontier

The director of the Stem Cell Institute discusses the state Bioscience initiative.

Seaweed: The New Trend in Water Purification

A UConn biologist is turning his enthusiasm for seaweed into a new system for cleaning up waterways.

Veronica Makowsky, A writer's writer

A Writer’s Writer

Valerie Martin's prizewinning novels are compelling but not comforting, says an English professor.