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Researchers Study Genomic Stability of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers from the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology have identified important changes in genomic stability of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Their findings are currently published in the online edition of Nature Biotechnology. The usefulness of human iPS cells in research and therapeutic applications highly relies on their genomic integrity and stability. Induced pluripotent stem […]

Riders, Walkers Join Calhoun Despite Rain

  The fifth annual NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Challenge Ride and Walk drew a large crowd this past Saturday, June 11. Nearly 1,500 people came out to support the fight against cancer. Despite rainy weather, the event was incredibly successful. The annual event raises funds for the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the […]

Dental Alumni Gather at AAPD Conference

More than 100 alumni and family members attended the UConn School of Dental Medicine alumni reception at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 64th Annual Session in New York City. The reception was held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square on May 28. “The UConn alumni reception was the highlight of the […]

First-years Preparing to Cycle Cross Country to Fight Leukemia

They’ll land in San Francisco, assemble their bicycles, and set out on a 4,000-mile journey back home. First-year medical students James Alex, Greg Hebert and Tom Williams, along with first-year dental student Xing Zhu, make up the 2011 Coast to Coast for a Cure team. The cross-country bike trek to raise money for leukemia research has […]

A New Way to Cheer Up Hospital Patients

Would you like to cheer up a family member or friend that’s in the hospital? Send them an E-Card! It’s a free service that’s offered by the UConn Health Center. “An E-Card is a fun and easy way to send your best wishes to someone in the hospital,” says the director of the Department of […]

Bird Lays Eggs in Middle of Dowling South Parking Lot

Update – June 13, 2011: The chicks are here! All four babies look happy and healthy. Even though cones have been set up to protect the area, beware of the babies scurrying around and please be extra careful when driving in the Dowling South parking lot. It seems like an unlikely spot to give birth […]

Deans’ Symposium on Continuous Quality Improvement

The UConn School of Medicine hosted the seventh annual Deans’ Symposium on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) at the Health Center on June 6. Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, vice president for health affairs and dean of the medical school, said “We’re on a relentless mission to improve how we deliver health care. I believe that high-quality, […]

NEMSI Research Day Marks Its Fifth Year of Collaborations Between Basic Science and Clinical Faculty

The New England Musculoskeletal Institute (NEMSI) will host its annual Research Day this Friday, June 10. The program attracts basic science and clinical faculty who share their latest research findings with the goal of increasing collaborations in areas related to bone, cartilage and tissue. “The musculoskeletal community at the Health Center, its collaborators in Storrs and in […]

Bioscience Connecticut Proposal Wins Final Legislative Approval

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to bring a much-needed economic boost to the state and renovate and expand the Health Center passed the House early Wednesday morning. The plan, called Bioscience Connecticut, was approved 97 to 45 after passing the Senate on June 1. The measure now goes to the governor for his signature. Supporters […]

Practice Makes Perfect – And Helps Avoid Unnecessary Exams

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the use of CT to evaluate the coronary arteries for atherosclerotic disease, the number one cause of death in the U.S. “A technologist has one chance to do a cardiac CTA image correctly due to the radiation and intravenous contrast dose,” says Yang. “If you do a cardiac CT […]