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.
Functional nerve cells from adult skin cells generated by UConn scientists
Scientists at the University of Connecticut Health Center have successfully converted stem cells derived from the adult skin cells of four humans into region-specific forebrain, midbrain, and spinal cord neurons (nerve cells) ...
Contamination found in nearly a quarter of genome databases
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn scientists say the results could complicate disease identification in humans.
Researchers develop alternative to gold in electrical applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Connecticut, partnering with United Technologies Research Center (East Hartford, CT) engineers, have modeled and developed new classes of alloy materials for use in electronic ...
The quest for new cancer-fighting drugs in marine environments
(Phys.org)—Human beings have been using wild plants to cure their ills for thousands of years. While much of the focus has been on the medicinal properties of terrestrial plants, one UConn researcher is exploring a new ...
Researchers gather for stem cell retreat
Scientists from across the state are gathering for a retreat at the Health Center today to present their latest findings in the field of stem cell research. Among those making presentations include researchers from UConn, ...
Researchers use stem cells to create disease models
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Connecticut researchers have used skin cells from patients with the genetic disorders Angelman Syndrome (AS) and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) to generate induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Using Nanotechnology to Boost the Lifespan of Medical Implants
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn engineering researchers are developing a new family of implant materials.
Improving Semiconductor Technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ultimate goal of engineering professor Brian Willis' research is to improve the functionality of future electronic devices.
Chemist improves accuracy of oral cancer detection
(Phys.org) -- One of the hallmarks of cancer is that it often doesnt show itself until its too late. But now Professor James Rusling of the chemistry department has developed a method that detects with high accuracy ...
Algal bloom species with two deadly toxins could disrupt marine food web
(Phys.org) -- When tiny aquatic organisms reproduce in large amounts, algal blooms occur that take over portions of open water up to hundreds of miles in area.