Evaluating e-cigarettes as a weight control tool for chronic smokers

Many smokers have reported that one of the reasons they started to smoke tobacco cigarettes is for weight control. If they quit, they fear their weight will go up. Nicotine has been shown in some studies to suppress appetite in the short-term and increase metabolism, but it seems that those who smoke the most cigarettes […]

Virologist joins international effort to eradicate deadly animal disease

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects small ruminants. The disease has a severe rate of morbidity and mortality for many domestic and wild animals, including sheep, goats, deer and antelope. The virus is found primarily in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and has most recently been detected […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

  Congratulations to CAHNR’s outstanding and distinguished faculty, staff, students and alumni (depicted above) who were recognized recently at the 2019 Awards and Honors event. Not shown are the Connecticut 4-H Volunteer Awards recipients: Abigail Button (4-H Alumni Award), Marguerite Rauch (4-H Meritorious Service Award) and Rachael and Ken Manzer (4-H Leadership Award). All photos […]

Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation Laboratory

The Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Laboratory is part of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology. Located within Gampel Pavilion, SOAR is a multidisciplinary research division that focuses on human performance, injury prevention, health and safety and personalized medicine. SOAR’s mission is to promote lifelong physical activity to improve health and wellness […]