If you believe the adage that you’re only using 10 percent of your brain, you’re about to be surprised. BioFrontiers Institute’s Hang Hubert Yin, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is eager to tap into that other 90 percent of our nervous system we’ve been wondering about.
More than half of all Medicaid enrollees prefer the “one-stop shop” of a hospital emergency department to receive care for conditions that could be treated effectively at a primary care clinic, according to an article by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The finding exposes a [...]
A Distinguished Professor of public health and psychiatry, he leads the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.
A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The researchers, including scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, published details of their revolutionary microscope in the latest issue of `Optics Letters’ journal. “Microscopes today penetrate [...]
When asked to explain how he chose to immerse himself in the fields of mathematics, art and film history, the UCCS professor easily answers: “I am a student of Beauty in all her manifestations.”
Cancer has been called many things, but “predictable” is not one of them. The elusive disease affects nearly every part of the body, arises from a variety of causes, and is capable of cellular mutations that frustrate providers battling it. Similarly, there is no easy way to pin down the effects that cancer treatments may [...]
The CU Denver instructor of planning and design is involved in this weekend’s Doors Open Denver.
A University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University-led team has produced the first atlas of airborne microbes across the continental U.S., a feat that has implications for better understanding health and disease in humans, animals and crops.
A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests. Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced globally each year, making it the most common plastic in [...]
Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have launched a major clinical study using telehealth to target youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the help of over $1 million in gifts, including $960,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The focus is on [...]
Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a study by researchers at the School of Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado suggests a new model for understanding that process. In a study of zebrafish, scientists tested how brain activity affected the development of insulating [...]
University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are primed to get back in action following the Easter restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful atom smasher located near Geneva, Switzerland, after a two-year hiatus. Following intensive upgrades and repairs, proton beams from the LHC once again began flying around a 17-mile [...]
Have you ever wondered if your dad’s fight with prostate cancer means you could face the same reality? Or perhaps your family has several members who have struggled with obesity and you wonder if it’s something you inherited or if it’s caused by the environment. Good news: researchers at the University of Michigan School of [...]
Discontinuing statin use in patients with late-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses may help improve patients’ quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, according to a new study by led by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Duke University and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). [...]
Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of public perception and policy. The CU-Boulder study authors looked at the three peak years of Western wildfires since [...]
Kendi Davies and Brett Melbourne, assistant professors in CU-Boulder’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, are co-authors of a global study that found that 70 percent of forested lands remaining in the world are within a half-mile of the forest edge, where encroaching urban, suburban or agricultural influences can cause any number of harmful effects. [...]
Researchers at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers and the CU Cancer Center at CU Anschutz are teaming to study bladder cancer cell lines and look for cellular similarities, which might lead to a single cure for many cancers.
As branding and advertising creep into almost every facet of life, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows it’s now making substantial inroads into popular music. The study examined in detail the yearly top 30 Billboard songs from 1960 to 2013 – a total of 1,583 – and found a steep increase [...]
Postdoctoral fellows are investigators who perform basic science research that finds its way into applications that help humankind in myriad ways — from civil engineering to environmental science to disease therapies. There are almost 300 postdocs at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and much of their research focuses on the intricacies [...]
Eleven University of Colorado Boulder researchers, including an unprecedented number of engineers, have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. The recently announced winners include seven so far this year—all from the College of Engineering and Applied Science—and four from 2014. The research awards, which usually amount to about $500,000 [...]
As a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, she understands the struggles her patients face and how challenging weight loss can be.
Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for their children by postponing vaccines, pointing to a need for improved programs that support timely vaccinations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The [...]
No one really knows how the High Plains got so high. About 70 million years ago, eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska were near sea level. Since then, the region has risen about 2 kilometers, leading to some head scratching at geology conferences. Now researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Research in [...]
David Havlick, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, UCCS, and Eric Perramond, associate professor of environmental science and Southwest studies, Colorado College, spent more than seven years tracking the efforts of the U.S. military to expand the Army base at Fort Carson and the rural resistance against it. The pair wrote “Militarized spaces [...]
Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the organic contaminants it contains have traditionally made treatment difficult and expensive. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously remove both salts and organic [...]
With scores of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher is examining the therapeutic impacts of service dogs on their mental and physical health. “We are finding that service dogs are improving the health of our returning wounded warriors,” said Cheryl Krause-Parello, Ph.D., R.N. at the CU [...]
Angela Gover, a professor in the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver, and Tara N. Richards, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore’s School of Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs, have co-authored a research paper looking at Colorado’s responses to domestic violence. After a statewide process evaluation for the Domestic Violence [...]
Stephen Koester, professor of anthropology and health and behavioral sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently co-authored several papers and presented findings on ethnographic fieldwork among Denver’s homeless population to examine how the city’s recently enacted camping ban affected people’s living arrangements and survival strategies. Koester collaborated with recent graduate of [...]
The use of chemical warfare is the topic of a one-day symposium organized by Joseph Gal for the upcoming American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition in Denver. A professor of medicine and pathology at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Gal’s specialties include historical aspects of science and medicine.
Kelvin Thermal Technologies and the University of Colorado have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market thermal management technologies that could enable the development of ultra-thin and flexible smartphones, wearable electronics and other commercial and military systems. As computers, smartphones and other systems become more advanced and consume [...]