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 [...]
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.
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.
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.”
CU-Boulder’s Stephen Kissler is working with Associate Professor Vanja Dukic on groundbreaking research to model the spread of meningitis in Nigeria.
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 [...]
Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don’t understand what’s being said. The nature of the connection between behavioral inhibitions—such as shyness or fearfulness—and delayed language acquisition has not [...]
The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new technological system to rapidly determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents exert their effects on human cells. The project, called the Subcellular Pan-Omics for Advanced Rapid [...]
Computer software similar to that used by online retailers to recommend products to a shopper can help students remember the content they’ve studied, according to a new CU-Boulder study.
A CU-Boulder assistant professor of economics, Cadena researches poverty, immigration and the labor market — interests that he says likely were sparked by his mother, a social worker.
Humans and ecosystems can adapt to a slowly changing climate, but what happens when these changes happen abruptly? “When it comes to climate change, speed kills,” says James White, a Fellow and Director of INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) and a professor of geological sciences at CU-Boulder.
A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack of alternatives instead of the severity of their illness. The study is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). Researchers, led by Roberta Capp, MD, used the [...]
Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft, carrying two University of Colorado Boulder payloads to the International Space Station, is set to be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The two CU-Boulder payloads — a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity – were first scheduled to be [...]
Study shows that toddlers with later melatonin rise times took longer to fall asleep after being put to bed, said CU-Boulder assistant professor Monique LeBourgeois.
Sarah Horton, assistant professor in anthropology at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented the result of her research on Oct. 4 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill conference “Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A Dialogue on Theory, Method, and (Inter)-Disciplinarity.” Horton’s presentation focused on what ethnography can contribute [...]
Anne Chin, a professor of geography at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and graduate student Anna Parker presented their research on the impacts of the Waldo Canyon Fire on mountain river channels at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver in October. In conjunction with their collaborators, Chin [...]
A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18, including a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity. BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA-funded center in CU-Boulder’s aerospace engineering sciences department, designed the [...]
Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or “app”—that won’t monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found. The researchers believe theirs is the first economic study to gauge the monetary value smartphone [...]
Richard J. Traystman, Ph.D., and his research group have been awarded $2.5 million over four years from the American Heart/Stroke Association and the Bugher Foundation. This award forms the basis of the new University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus ASA/Bugher Foundation Stroke Collaborative Research Center of Excellence. The grant focuses on pediatric stroke [...]
A $671 million NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder thundered into the sky Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the first step on its 10-month journey to the red planet.
Being able to predict who will and who won’t get altitude sickness can make a Sunday morning 14er climb easier and more enjoyable, but the knowledge also will help with efforts to understand and treat heart and lung disease and other medical conditions.
The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.
The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 49th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Denver Marriott City Center. The event at 1701 California St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. To make [...]
Gregory Simon, assistant professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at CU Denver, has teamed up with Stanford University to research the root causes of fire vulnerability. Given the increased prevalence of devastating wildfires in the American West, research on the subject is valuable and urgent, Simon said. With grant support from the Center of Faculty [...]
Using morphine to fight the pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient’s suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time it takes to recover from the surgical pain, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The research team from CU-Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience—led by Peter Grace, a [...]
As the environment for academic health centers changes dramatically, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is adapting right along with it, Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and vice chancellor of the Anschutz campus, said Oct. 30. This flux in funding, research and delivery, she said in her [...]
James Hynes, a CU-Boulder distinguished professor in the chemistry and biochemistry department, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is one of 96 scientists ACS honored in 2013 for their outstanding contributions in scientific research, education and public service. Hynes is well-known in his field for contributions to the theory [...]
A new national report highlighting the success of 100 university spinoff companies tracing their roots to federally funded research includes two companies that sprang from cutting-edge research at the University of Colorado Boulder. The report, “Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Companies Created From Federally Funded Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth,” was released by the [...]
Over the last year, Robert Roach and his fellow researchers have traveled the world’s high places searching for clues into how people adjust to the challenges of altitude. Their mission has taken them from Breckenridge to Bolivia and beyond. “This isn’t just about recreation and mountain climbing,” Roach said. “Our research has major implications for [...]
Scott Ortman, an assistant professor of anthropology at CU-Boulder, was recognized for his longtime commitment to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center with an honor award presented at the center’s 2013 appreciation dinner. Crow Canyon is a nonprofit research and education organization in southwestern Colorado. Ortman began work at Crow Canyon as a field research intern [...]