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UCONN Reports Partnership with Israeli Academia to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers will work with labs at University of Connecticut, Yale University, The Jackson Laboratory on projects ranging from stress-related eating to gut bacteria composition

Three Connecticut research institutions are partnering with a prestigious counterpart in Israel to fill a research void in metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, which affect billions of people worldwide.

The goal of the Metabolic Research Alliance is to unite the expertise at University of Connecticut, Yale University, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), and the Weizmann Institute of Science on research projects that swiftly move investigations into clinical application and commercialization.


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