University of Connecticut

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 r ...

Aug 16, 2011
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Cooling down global warming

(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon capture has long been identified as a critical technology needed to prevent global warming, but efficient and economical ways to do it have been hard to find.

Aug 16, 2011
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Why fireflies blink in synch

For decades, scientists and the public alike have wondered why some fireflies exhibit synchronous flashing, in which large groups produce rhythmic, repeated flashes in unison – sometimes lighting up a ...

Jul 11, 2011
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Locating patterns in human proteins

A national research team, led by University of Connecticut engineering professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, is developing a new generation of exact algorithms that will help biologists locate patterns in human ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Using stem cells to regrow muscle, bone

Among the most debilitating of diseases are degenerative ones, in which a person’s health slowly declines over time. And some of the worst of these diseases involve the deterioration of muscle or bone.

Mar 09, 2011
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and pa ...

Feb 03, 2011
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