Spring 2018

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Follow-Up – Spring 2018

Research doesn’t stop once we report it. Read updates on past UConn Health Journal stories.

Research Notes
man get's his weight measured

Weight Stigma Coping Tactics Affect Health

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that how people cope with being mistreated because of weight can affect their health.

Research Stories
Dr. Leo Wolansky

Neuroimaging Technique Raises Stroke Treatment Standard

A new neuroimaging technique potentially quadruples the narrow window for intervention to 24 hours from the onset of stroke symptoms.

Clinical Innovations
Kim Agnes looks at heart

Protecting Cancer Patients’ Heart Health

UConn Health has begun tracking cancer patients with an advanced heart imaging test before, during, and after chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Clinical Innovations
DNA strand

Lab Discovery Could Lead to Prader-Willi Treatment

Stem cell researchers at UConn Health have reversed Prader-Willi syndrome in brain cells growing in the lab, findings they recently published in Human Molecular Genetics.

Research Stories
jumprope, free weights, water

Exercise Can Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms

A new UConn analysis of years of previous research suggests there is ample evidence that exercise may delay the decline in cognitive function associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Stories
female physician points to spine model

Training Aims to Draw Young Women Into Orthopedics Careers

UConn Health’s Perry Initiative program provided hands-on orthopedics experience.

UConn Health News
Engineering researcher Thanh Nguyen holds a slide showing a silicone mold loaded with drug-carrying microparticles. Nguyen invented the process using biocompatible polymers and a new 3-D fabrication technique.

New 3-D Fabrication Technique Could Deliver Multiple Doses of Vaccine in One Shot

A UConn engineer’s invention could provide a safe and convenient way to deliver multiple doses of a drug over an extended period of time with a single injection.

Research Stories
The Power of PossibleThe Future of Medicine
UConn fourth-year medical student Kaitlin Markoja talks with Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), and Glenn Mitoma, director of UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

New Clinic Provides Health Evaluations to Asylum Seekers

UConn School of Medicine students have launched the UConn Immigration Rights Initiative (UIRI) to aid individuals seeking asylum.

UConn ExaminesPublic Health
male plays videogame

Helping Patients with Internet Gaming Addiction

Q&A with Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D., internet addiction expert

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