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University of Connecticut (UConn)

Public research university.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is one of America’s top 20 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is home to more than 32,000 students, 1,500 faculty, 255,000 proud alumni, and a handsome husky named Jonathan.

The University has fourteen schools and colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Students can choose from eight undergraduate bachelor's degrees with 102 possible majors, as well as seventeen graduate/doctoral degrees and five professional degree programs (MD, JD, etc.).

UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.

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University of Connecticut (UConn) News

Clearing senescent cells improves immediate immunity to influenza in aged mice

Live Forever Club - 14-May-2024

It may hinder the development of long-lasting protection against future infections


Proteomic Aging Clock (PAC) analyses blood proteins to estimate biological age

Live Forever Club - 21-Jan-2024

PAC could personalise healthcare and guide development of anti-ageing therapies


Mitochondrial transplants show efficacy in achieving longevity in humans (LEAF) - 19-Jul-2022

Mitochondrial transplant raise energetics of the body, so it can withstand longevity treatments


Clearing out aged cells with senolytics can relieve jaw pain

University of Connecticut (UConn) - 07-Jul-2021

Senolytics for cartilage and bone regeneration in jaw joints, proven effective in mice


A drug that reverses ageing to help fight COVID

Connecticut Post - 17-Nov-2020

Elderly have a higher mortality risk with COVID - reversing ageing could reduce it


Direct correlation between telomere length and heart failure found

Medical Xpress - 07-Sep-2017

Study used human heart tissue samples from organ donors and heart transplants patients. Measured...