After a train accident, a UConn team repaired the group of muscles and tendons, known as the rotator cuff, that kept a man’s arm firmly in his shoulder socket. The surgery was led by Augustus D. Mazzocca, chairman of UConn’s department of orthopedic surgery and director of the Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health. To jumpstart the body’s healing process, the team harvests a patient’s own stem cells during surgery … more

People with the most common form of diabetes can take the new drug Alogliptin without concern for an increased risk of heart failure or cardiovascular disease, according to research by Dr. William White, a UConn cardiologist … more

Despite public health messages about the importance of reducing consumption of sugary drinks, many parents believe that some beverages with high amounts of added sugar – especially fruit drinks, sports drinks, and flavored water – are healthy options for children, according to a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut … more

A new MRI scanner will be the centerpiece of the new Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at the University of Connecticut, and marks an important milestone in UConn’s continuing rise to prominence in the cognitive and brain sciences … more