Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Research scientist uses gene engineering and stem cells to treat cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases

The body’s immune system regularly protects us from viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. A complex network of cells, proteins and organs, the immune system responds to pathogens and infection, working to keep us healthy and defend our bodies against disease. However, our immune system may not always dependably guard us. Serious diseases can alter the […]

Agricultural economist measures impact of forthcoming federal GMO labeling law

A new label on food packaging could soon alter the purchasing habits of American shoppers and significantly affect producer operations. A federal law will take effect in July 2018 that informs consumers about the genetic science that may be at work behind their favorite foods. This designation may lead to price increases and other far-reaching […]

Extension educator promotes partnership and volunteerism in economic and community development projects

Connecticut has quaint rural communities, scenic coastal towns and bustling urban areas. These diverse locations are home to an array of businesses, attractions, municipal services, community organizations and residents, making every one of Connecticut’s 169 towns truly unique. Laura Brown recognizes and celebrates the distinct character and resources of each town through her work as […]

Physical therapy program provides care to migrant farmers at health clinics

Students and faculty from the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) have been volunteering since 2008 to help bring health care to Connecticut’s migrant and seasonal farm workers, a medically underserved population. Every year thousands of migrant agricultural laborers journey to Connecticut to work at […]