The University of Connecticut, (UConn) was established in 1881 under its former name Storrs Agricultural School. UConn was officially established in 1939. Today, UConn has ten schools and campuses on the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut and separate schools of law and social work in Hartford as well as schools of medicine and dental in Farmington. UConn has a student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is consistently rated in the top 30 of public universities within the United States.
Investigating sickle cell disease
Until recently, the pairing of molecular biology and mechanical engineering would have been viewed as highly unusual. But thanks to an explosion of imaging and simulation techniques over the past few decades, the opportunity ...
Using stem cells to regrow muscle, bone
Among the most debilitating of diseases are degenerative ones, in which a persons health slowly declines over time. And some of the worst of these diseases involve the deterioration of muscle or bone.
Scientist develops sterile variety of invasive plant
Professor Yi Li's Laboratory in the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has developed a seedless variety of the popular ornamental shrub Euonymus alatus, also called 'burning bush,' that ...
Neag math duo decodes language barriers to math reasoning
(PhysOrg.com) -- It all started with the fear and loathing Strand 25 brings to some math classrooms in the state.
Recovery from autism
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut expert says early intervention can help some children recover from autism.
Treatment for stroke-related blood clots shows promise
Devices for removing or destroying blood clots in stroke victims may improve medical outcomes for some patients, but further research is needed to show who might benefit most from the treatment and when it should be applied, ...
Cardiologists uncover new heart attack warning sign
Cardiologists at the University of Connecticut Health Center have identified a protein fragment that when detected in the blood can be a predictor of heart attack.
Special lighting may impact the food choices of finicky teens
(PhysOrg.com) -- If youve ever shopped at a high-end gourmet grocery store, you may have noticed the differences in lighting dimly lit in some sections, while special lights are focused on products they want ...
Chocolate milk is choc-full of goodness
(PhysOrg.com) -- Drinking chocolate milk can improve muscle recovery after prolonged exercise, a University of Connecticut study finds.
Tell me where it hurts
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut study finds that the way a question is phrased is important when assessing pain.