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 […]

CAHNR in the news

Medicine News line reported that Assistant Professor Young Tang has identified a molecule that may factor into a new treatment for a pig infection that causes reproductive failure. Tang, who is using artificial technology in his work, is on the faculty of the Department of Animal Science. Hartford Courant quoted Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley […]

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 […]

CAHNR in the news

Connecticut by the Numbers ran a story about a UConn study of food insecurity and obesity. It names members of the research team as former Postdoctoral Fellow Rebecca Boehm, Associate Extension Educator Jiff Martin, CAHNR alumna and current Senior Director of Community Partnership and Programs at the Connecticut Food Bank Jaime Foster and Director of […]