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Gene sequencing and legislative changes helped pave the way for the cultivation of industrial hemp, which has the potential to help people suffering from a variety of maladies, including epilepsy.
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Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico of the Department of Animal Science runs a research lab, teaching students about food safety, microbiology and Extension outreach education. He also assists Connecticut dairy producers with their operations, sharing his knowledge and findings from his lab and large-scale dairy research projects.
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Learning more about the production and function of T-cells, a type of white blood cell, can lead to new treatments for a range of diseases says Laijun Lai.
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Mike O'Neill, associate dean and associate director of UConn Extension, describes how Extension and the public are co-creating knowledge.
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Several members of the Department of Kinesiology have been studying travel-induced blood clot risk.
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Assistant Professor John Bovay of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics analyzed the effects of the impending National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard law. This federal legislation introduces labeling standards that require companies to disclose if genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are present in their food products. The law takes effect in July 2018. Bovay is also part of UConn Extension and the College’s GMO Working Group.
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As an associate extension educator, Laura Brown works across Connecticut through the First Impressions Program and CT Trail Census.
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Assistant Professor Yangchao Luo in the Department of Nutritional Sciences conducts research in the emerging science of nanotechnology as applied to food. Luo has joint appointments in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Institute of Materials Science.
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The Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) department’s curriculum appeals to students seeking a social science component within a program stressing economic and business principles. ARE encourages and supports research collaborations with other units, including the College’s Natural Resources & the Environment, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Extension, and the School of Engineering. The department also partners with Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity in its mission to improve public health issues related to food and is home to the The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.
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The W.B. Sweeney Elementary School's UConn 4-H FANs IM completed an eight-week summer program filled with activities designed to teach healthy eating, exercise and gardening. Fitness and Nutrition Clubs In Motion (FANs IM) is a 4-H after school program designed to reduce obesity rates in children through sustainable interventions surrounding food and fitness. The program is a partnership grant of UConn Extension. Though the grant funding has ended, Amy Walker, third-grade teacher and club adult leader, plans to continue the program at the school.
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