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High power electricity pylon above a city skyline. Sulfur hexafluoride is used to prevent fires in the electrical grid, but the gas is a major contributor to global warming, leading to a new research project to replace it.

New UConn Research Project Aims to Eradicate Use of Gas 25,200x More Harmful Than CO2

Working to create an electrical grid free of a potent greenhouse gas

A group of surgeons operating on a patient.

Startup ‘InPrint Bio’ Offers Reconstructive Breakthrough After Breast Surgery

'As scientists, we want to address medical problems with viable solutions that can change people’s lives'

‘No Brain, No Pain’: UConn Researcher Develops Novel Neural Stimulation Protocol for Treating Chronic Pain

With the goal of relieving chronic pain symptoms, Bin Feng has developed a novel method of using electrical stimulation to block pain signals to the brain.

This satellite image shows the deep green of an algae bloom on Lake Erie on 30 July 2019.

Toxic Algae Blooms Are Getting Worse, but Oversight is Lacking

Currently, algae toxins aren't regulated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency

UConn Professor Receives CT DOT Grant to Study Pedestrian Crosswalk Signal Safety

John Ivan will lead a team investigating how to make pedestrian crossing signals more uniform throughout the state without sacrificing the safety of pedestrians or motorists.

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UConn Health Researcher Focuses on Enhanced N95 Mask Protection

A UConn Health researcher has won a federal grant to develop respirator masks that could help mitigate the spread of airborne illnesses like COVID-19

A portrait photograph of Cato Laurencin.

Laurencin is Only US Professor Chosen as Royal Academy Fellow

The UConn researcher is one of only 69 people elected this year from across the globe

Sustainability, Community, and Food – Theory Meets Action for UConn Undergrads

Where 'learning by doing' means baking bread, growing vegetables, and working for justice

Neag School Researcher Receives NSF, Google Grants to Improve Science Education

Todd Campbell has received grants from the NSF and Google to make next-generation science education more justice-oriented and accessible

UConn Researcher Develops Novel Storm Damage Prediction Model

Wei Zhang used GIS and statistical data to construct a novel model of tsunami damage in Fairfield, CT. The model can easily transfer to other storm types and communities.