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Drones 101: Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems looks to the future

Take a look at the current CU Denver catalog and you will see a course titled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Housed in the Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, this course might, at first glance, look like Drones 101—the study of the unmanned aircraft often [...]

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CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog’s scientific name means “tiny forest dweller,” said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle of the geological sciences department, lead author on the study. The creature — [...]

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Kennedy named a Pew Scholar

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Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers to receive the honor this year from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems [...]

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Denver philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton donates $3 million to CU Anschutz

He committed his support for research and patient care with a multi-year, $3 million gift in May to support two major campus initiatives.

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Study: More cyclists on road can mean fewer collisions

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A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in numbers” effect. The study focused on Boulder, which has one of the highest rates of bicycling in the country at [...]

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CU leads fifth class of Boettcher Investigators

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Each early career scientist will receive a grant of $225,000 to further groundbreaking work that holds promise for improving human health.

Diet beverages shown to play positive role in dieters’ weight loss

Diet beverages shown to play positive role

A groundbreaking new study released this week by the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center confirms that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight.

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New CU study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists [...]

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Five questions for Allan Wallis

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Allan Wallis is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Previously he taught at CU-Boulder, where he directed the program in environmental design. He also has been a trainer in CU’s Excellence in Leadership Program since its inception.

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CU-Boulder, Mesa County team up to make snow-depth data free to water managers, farmers, public

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A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis. CU-Boulder aerospace engineering sciences professor Kristine Larson and her colleagues discovered in 2009 that GPS signals [...]

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CU researcher helps Type 1 diabetics sleep better

CU researcher helps Type 1 diabetics sleep better

New research could soon make it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep. Very low blood-sugar levels can cause seizures or even, in rare cases, death. People with type 1 diabetes often sense warning signs of low blood sugar when they are awake, but not during sleep, explaining why [...]

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International team maps nearly 200,000 glaciers in quest of sea-level rise estimates

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An international team led by glaciologists from the University of Colorado Boulder and Trent University in Ontario, Canada, has completed the first mapping of virtually all of the world’s glaciers — including their locations and sizes — allowing for calculations of their volumes and ongoing contributions to global sea rise as the world warms. The [...]

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Rural microbes could boost city dwellers’ health, according to new paper involving CU-Boulder

Rural microbes could boost city dwellers’ health, according to new paper involving CU-Boulder

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher. The article, published in the journal Clinical [...]

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LITeS program trains innovative leaders

Innovation was the theme for the 2014 cohort of the Leadership for Innovative Team Science (LITeS) program. Participants shared their collaborative projects and were recognized for their achievements on April 18. Designed to hone leadership skills, the LITeS program is offered annually by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) to selected senior and emerging leaders [...]

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Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

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Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. “The most common reason for [...]

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Prof sees great future in (malleable) plastics

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Researchers at CU-Boulder have discovered a new kind of plastic that can be reshaped or recycled either by heating or soaking in water. Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at CU-Boulder Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led an interdisciplinary team of researchers that published its findings in the journal Advanced [...]

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Five questions for David Reed

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The Boulder native has come full circle, returning to the university where, as a youngster, he once sold sodas at Folsom Field. The former cable TV exec now is a visiting scholar in residence at the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.

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Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Since 2008, he has served as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. In 2012, he was promoted to professor and has served as Director of the End Stage Renal Disease program since 2013.

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Yoshinaga-Itano to be honored for research

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Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, professor of audiology at CU-Boulder, will be honored by the Lake Drive Foundation for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes, N.J. , for her research, which sparked universal newborn hearing screenings and revolutionized the early intervention movement. According to the foundation, millions of newborns worldwide are screened for [...]

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Matias receives national award for education research

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Cheryl Matias, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division K Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award. The award recognizes research that demonstrates innovation in addressing issues of diversity in teaching and/or [...]

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Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

If Galileo were still alive and kicking, he might want to take a selfie with some of the thousands of citizen scientists all around the world for their surprisingly accurate work of counting craters on the pock-marked moon. A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters [...]

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Greenwood authors study on outsourcing public services

Daphne T. Greenwood, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies based at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, authored a groundbreaking study on the trend of state and local governments contracting public services to private corporations. The study, released March 11, says governments more often are choosing [...]

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University Counsel outlines requirements related to marijuana research

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No CU faculty members have authority to perform research without complying with the requirements.

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Marijuana symposium features university health and public policy experts

Experts from the vast spectrum of marijuana research gathered Friday to discuss the medical and public policy implications of Colorado’s new cannabis laws, focusing strongly on the drug’s impact on children. “We are here to examine the evidence,” said moderator Tim Byers, M.D., associate dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, which sponsored the [...]

Larson-led team to commercialize laser surgical device

A team led by Michael Larson, El Pomar Endowed Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS, has developed a laser-based device for closing wounds during nasal surgery that circumvents several technical hurdles. Now a company that he formed, Tissue Fusion LLC, and the CU Office of Technology Transfer recently completed a license agreement that will [...]

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Five questions for Tom Lemieux

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CU-Boulder’s greenhouse manager,has been at the university for 22 years. The collection he has amassed over the years is used to teach students about plant biology.

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$5 million gift bolsters CU melanoma research project

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A research project at the University of Colorado School of Medicine that aims for more targeted therapies for melanoma—made possible by a $5 million anonymous gift—will be led by William Robinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology.

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Five questions for Aaron Hirsh

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Research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU-Boulder is author of “Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez.”

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Student wins prestigious Gates scholarship for study at Cambridge University

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CU-Boulder’s Stephen Kissler is working with Associate Professor Vanja Dukic on groundbreaking research to model the spread of meningitis in Nigeria.

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New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

After months of planning, the University of Colorado Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) clinic is up and running, offering advice and treatment to a wide range of travelers. The clinic, staffed by nearly a dozen physicians with a variety of specialties, is among the first in the nation to provide comprehensive treatment for all [...]

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