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.
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.
Glowing Squid Illuminate Immune System Function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny Hawaiian bobtail squid use an unusual form of camouflage: they pack colonies of glowing bacteria into their bodies. Spencer Nyholm studies these invertebrates to understand how immune systems work.
Swimming Bacteria Could Become Model for Micromachines
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn researchers say Spiroplasma's propulsion style is optimal for converting energy into motion.
Redefining Geometric Skeletons
(PhysOrg.com) -- Geometric skeletons are fundamental concepts in many areas of science and engineering.
Researchers Identify Key Molecules in Photosynthesis
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemistry professor Harry Frank led an international group of researchers that identified the molecules in algae which direct the organisms to convert sunlight into oxygen. The findings may ultimately help ...
Playing Favorites: Bacteria Share Genes, But Mostly with Family
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn researchers have shown that genetic similarity may come from preferential gene sharing rather than shared ancestry.
Implantable Glucose Sensor Could Spell Relief for Millions of Diabetics (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn researchers have developed a tiny wireless device that can be inserted under a patient?s skin to monitor blood glucose levels over a period of several months.
Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times
The American public's growing skepticism in recent years about the existence of man-made global warming is rooted in apprehension about the troubled economy, a University of Connecticut study suggests.
Controlling Japanese barberry helps stop spread of tick-borne diseases
A nature-themed drama is unfolding in a corner of the UConn Forest in Storrs. The story contains elements of surprise as well as a glimpse of the regions agrarian past.