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.
Using bioinformatics to trace a president's thoughts
Genetic analysis has led to a variety of important scientific advances from improving disease diagnosis, to developing more effective drugs, to the emergence of gene therapy.
From the lab to the dinner table: Seaweed
Charlie Yarish pulls a long strand of kelp out of the chilly waters of Long Island Sound and takes a bite.
How robots can help children with autism learn and communicate (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The young boy, Jack, shyly approaches his friend in a classroom at Whiting Lane Elementary School. This is the last time they'll see each other, and Jack has a gift for his playmate: a picture of the two of ...
A better way to photo gray: New technology allows lenses to change color rapidly
A University of Connecticut scientist has perfected a method for creating quick-changing, variable colors in films and displays, such as sunglasses, that could lead to the next hot fashion accessory.
Protecting endangered sea turtles and the local fishing industry
In the remote villages dotting the Pacific coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, third- and fourth-generation native fishermen set out in small, 16-foot boats to spend long hours offshore. They haul kilometer-long fishing nets ...
Chemists find secret to increasing luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes (Animation)
Chemists at the University of Connecticut have found a way to greatly increase the luminescence efficiency of single-walled carbon nanotubes, a discovery that could have significant applications in medical imaging and other ...
Hemp produces viable biodiesel, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Industrial hemp, which grows in infertile soils, is attractive as a potential source of sustainable diesel fuel.
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 whole forest at ...
Glowing squid thrive in symbiotic relationship
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bacteria generally have a bad reputation theyre good only for causing disease, and are best avoided. But Spencer Nyholm of the molecular and cell biology department in the College of Liberal ...
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) ...