The University of Connecticut is a public research university in the U.S. state of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The university serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.UConn is one of the founding institutions of the Hartford, Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor. UConn is a member of Universitas 21, a global network of 24 research-intensive universities, who work together to foster global citizenship. UConn is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, named after two brothers who donated the land for the school. In 1893, the school became a land grant college. In 1939, the name was changed to the University of Connecticut. Over the next decade, social work, nursing, and graduate programs were established, and existing schools of law and pharmacy were absorbed into the university. During the 1960s, the University of Connecticut Health Center was established for new medical and dental schools. John Dempsey Hospital opened in Farmington in 1975.Competing in the American Athletic Conference as the Huskies, UConn has been particularly successful in their Men's and Women's Basketball programs. The Huskies have won a total of 18 NCAA championships. Wikipedia.
University of Connecticut | Date: 2016-05-05
Described herein are methods of improving immune homeostasis in the gut of a subject suffering from an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the gut by administering, e.g., orally administering, to the subject an effective amount of a cannabinoid receptor agonist to improve immune homeostasis in the gut of the subject. Exemplary cannabinoid receptor ligands include Anandamide. The methods are particularly useful to treat gut inflammation associated with diabetes mellitus Type I.
University of Connecticut | Date: 2016-08-02
Disclosed herein is a sensor comprising a conduit; the conduit comprising an organic polymer; a working electrode; the working electrode being etched and decorated with a nanostructured material; a reference electrode; and a counter electrode; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being disposed in the conduit; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being separated from each other by an electrically insulating material; and wherein a cross-sectional area of the conduit that comprises a section of the working electrode, a section of the reference electrode and a section of the counter electrode is exposed to detect analytes.
University of Connecticut and Opel Solar Inc. | Date: 2017-03-06
A Dual-wavelength hybrid (DWH) device includes an n-type ohmic contact layer, cathode and anode terminal electrodes, first and second injector terminal electrodes, p-type and n-type modulation doped QW structures, and first through sixth ion implant regions. The first injector terminal electrode is formed on the third ion implant region that contacts the p-type modulation doped QW structure and the second injector terminal electrode is formed on the fourth ion implant region that contacts the n-type modulation doped QW structure. The DWH device operates in at least one of a vertical cavity mode and a whispering gallery mode. In the vertical cavity mode, the DWH device converts an in-plane optical mode signal to a vertical optical mode signal, whereas in the whispering gallery mode the DWH device converts a vertical optical mode signal to an in-plane optical mode signal.
University of Connecticut | Date: 2017-03-02
The present disclosure provides advantageous graphene/graphite stabilized composites (e.g., graphene/graphite stabilized emulsion-templated foam composites), and improved methods for fabricating such graphene/graphite stabilized composites. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved methods for fabricating pristine, graphene/graphite/polymer composite foams derived from emulsions stabilized by graphene/graphite kinetic trapping. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides that, instead of viewing the insolubility of pristine graphene/graphite as an obstacle to be overcome, it is utilized as a means to create or fabricate water/oil emulsions, with graphene/graphite stabilizing the spheres formed. These emulsions are then the frameworks used to make foam composites that have shown bulk conductivities up to about 2 S/m, as well as compressive moduli up to about 100 MPa and breaking strengths of over 1200 psi, with densities as low as about 0.25 g/cm^(3).
Texas A&M University, University of Connecticut and Connecticut Childrens Medical Center | Date: 2016-12-15
The invention is directed to a modular surgical simulation trainer that makes use of anatomic surrogates placed within a housing to simulate a wide variety of various medical conditions including various laryngeal and tracheal pathological conditions. The anatomic surrogates exhibit tissue like properties and resemble healthy tissue or pathological tissue.
United Technologies and University of Connecticut | Date: 2017-06-14
An article with controllable wettability includes a substrate and a layer of a composite material supported on the substrate. The layer has an exposed surface and the composite material includes particles that have controllable polarization embedded fully or partially in a matrix. A controller is operable to selectively apply a controlled variable activation energy to the layer. The controllable polarization of the particles varies responsive to the controlled variable activation energy such that a wettability of the exposed surface also varies responsive to the controlled variable activation energy.
University of Connecticut and Opel Solar Inc. | Date: 2017-03-13
A WDM transmitter and/or receiver optoelectronic integrated circuit includes a plurality of microresonators and corresponding waveguides and couplers that are integrally formed on a substrate. For the WDM transmitter, the microresonators and waveguides are configured to generate a plurality of optical signals at different wavelengths. Each coupler includes a resonant cavity waveguide that is configured to transmit one optical signal from one waveguide to the output waveguide such that the plurality of optical signals are multiplexed on the output waveguide. For the WDM receiver, an input waveguide is configured to provide for propagation of a plurality of optical signals at different wavelengths. Each coupler includes a resonant cavity waveguide that is configured to transmit at least one optical signal from the input waveguide to one waveguide. The waveguides and microresonators are configured to perform optical-to-electrical conversion of the plurality of optical signals at different wavelengths that propagate in the waveguides.
University of Arizona and University of Connecticut | Date: 2017-01-11
University of Arizona and University of Connecticut | Date: 2017-01-11
Urban M.C.,University of Connecticut
Science | Year: 2015
Current predictions of extinction risks from climate change vary widely depending on the specific assumptions and geographic and taxonomic focus of each study. I synthesized published studies in order to estimate a global mean extinction rate and determine which factors contribute the greatest uncertainty to climate change-induced extinction risks. Results suggest that extinction risks will accelerate with future global temperatures, threatening up to one in six species under current policies. Extinction risks were highest in South America, Australia, and New Zealand, and risks did not vary by taxonomic group. Realistic assumptions about extinction debt and dispersal capacity substantially increased extinction risks. We urgently need to adopt strategies that limit further climate change if we are to avoid an acceleration of global extinctions.