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UConn Center on Aging Study Seeks to Decrease COVID-19 Severity by Improving Immune Health in Older Adults

October 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults have been among the most impacted groups. People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable, developing more severe disease, worse outcomes, and a nearly 100-fold increased risk of dying when compared to younger individuals. UConn Center on Aging at UConn Health will be leading an NIH-funded clinical trial […]

Breakthrough Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

October 21, 2020

UConn Health offers the first and only FDA-approved thyroid infusion, which can delay or reduce the need for orbital surgery to relieve inflammation and preserve vision.

3D Printed Prosthetic Breast Grant Awarded to UConn Health

October 21, 2020

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Biomedical Engineering Department at UConn Health.   The grant announced during Breast Cancer Awareness month is the largest of three to be awarded.  It will be used to fund its Personalized 3D Printed Breast Forms Project, which will create personalized 3D breast forms for […]

Countering Concussion Complacency

October 21, 2020

A UConn neurologist and sports medicine expert weighs in on a published study showing no link between tackle football at an early age and more concussion complications in college.

UConn Wins Record Grants and Contracts Funding in FY2020

October 19, 2020

In fiscal year 2020, researchers from UConn and UConn Health secured nearly $286 million in research and other types of sponsored funding, the most in the University’s history.

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent

October 19, 2020

Despite high risk of transmission of COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive according to a report published by the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Testing the Fluorescent Proteins That Light Up the Brain

October 19, 2020

UConn researchers have devised a new method of monitoring electrical signals that travel through neurons in the brain.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Reveals Rare Disorder

October 15, 2020

An odd lump on Elizabeth Cowles Johnston’s breast prompted a Friday morning call to her primary care physician Rebecca Andrews at UConn Health. Dr. Andrews quickly fit her in, and upon checking the lump sent her to Dr. Alex Merkulov, Section Head of Women’s Imaging at the Beekley Imaging Center at UConn Health for a […]

UConn LENDs a Hand to Those with Disabilities

October 15, 2020

UConn’s Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service is devoted to helping those with disabilities and their families.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Honors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

October 13, 2020

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced Dr. Cato T. Laurencin as the recipient of the 2020 Mike Hogg Award and Lecture, the institution’s most prestigious award that is granted to practicing scientists and physicians who have made and continue to make exceptional transformative contributions to the field of biomedical research.

Five UConn-Affiliated Startups Vie For Recognition, Funding at Prestigious Wolff Competition

October 12, 2020

UConn-affiliated startups in fields ranging from medicine to fish food are finalists in this year’s Wolff New Venture Competition.