University of Connecticut

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.

Address
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085, Storrs, CT 06269-1085
Website
http://www.uconn.edu
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Medical research

Repairing nerves requires prods of protein

When there's damage in the body, our cells call for help. UConn brain researchers just found a new way cells do this—like in the old AT&T ad campaign, they reach out and touch someone.

Biomedical technology

Researcher makes advances in tissue engineering

Every time you walk, run, or pick up a cup of coffee, your joints are at work. For millions of people with osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, these simple movements are incredibly painful.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovering what makes Shiga toxin so damaging

E. coli food poisoning is one of the worst food poisonings, causing bloody diarrhea and kidney damage. But all the carnage might be just an unintended side effect, researchers from UConn Health report in the 27 November issue ...

Medical research

Worms reveal why melatonin promotes sleep

Melatonin is used as a dietary supplement to promote sleep and get over jet lag, but nobody really understands how it works in the brain. Now, researchers at UConn Health show that melatonin helps worms sleep, too, and they ...

Neuroscience

Hearing speech requires quiet— in more ways than one

Perceiving speech requires quieting certain types of brain cells, report a team of researchers from UConn Health and University of Rochester in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology. Their research reveals a ...

Medical research

Nanoparticle for overcoming leukemia treatment resistance

UConn associate professor of pharmaceutics Xiuling Lu, along with professor of chemistry Rajeswari M. Kasi, was part of a team that recently published a paper in Nature Cell Biology finding a commonly used chemotherapy drug ...

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