Vaccination

A strategy to thermally stabilize microneedle vaccine technology

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering—a shared department between the UConn Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering—unlocked a new strategy using sugar molecules to thermally stabilize ...

Medications

COVID nasal sprays may one day prevent and treat infection

We have vaccines to boost our immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. We have medicines you can take at home (and in hospital) to treat COVID. Now researchers are trialing something new.

Health

What to know about Listeria and food recalls

Listeria is in the news again—sometimes you're warned against a particular brand of ice cream or bags of fresh produce. This time around, it's deli meat. Public health officials will raise the alarm about an infection called ...

Health

What in the world is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobials are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals and plants. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites resist the effects of available antimicrobial medications. ...

Health

Fruit and vegetables: Is it better to peel them?

Many people's default when preparing fruit and vegetables is to peel them. But often, it's not necessary. There are important nutrients in the peel. And, what's more, discarded fruit and veg peels contribute to climate change.

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