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 [...]
Research has found that what is most important to an aging senior citizen is independence. A collaborative study through the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) and the Center for African American Health is working with African American women to discuss the importance of walking. Yes, the simple act of walking allows seniors to [...]
A California walking stick insect that has evolved to produce individuals with two distinct appearances—an all-green form that camouflages well with broader leaves and a form with a white stripe running down its back that blends better with needle-like leaves—can markedly affect its broader ecological community when the appearance of the bug is mismatched with [...]
Have you ever laughed at an epic FAIL? Or that klutzy moment when someone awkwardly falls down? Why was it so funny? Peter McGraw has traveled around the world in hopes of finding the answer to that question.
Electrical currents born from thunderstorms are able to flow through the atmosphere and around the globe, causing a detectable electrification of the air even in places with no thunderstorm activity. But until recently, scientists have not had a good understanding of how conductivity varies throughout the atmosphere and how that may affect the path of [...]
Russell Glasgow, one of the nation’s top “implementation science” experts, has joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine to help direct a program that studies how to improve the connections between scientific research and patient care. Glasgow assumed the role of associate director of the School’s Colorado Health Outcomes (COHO) research program and visiting [...]
The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The fourth quarter LBCI posted a [...]
Rafael Benitez, IT director, recently gave a presentation at the annual Oracle Open World event on Master Data Management (MDM). More than 60,000 people from around the world converged on San Francisco for the event. Benitez gave an overview on how MDM is being used today and how CU expects to use it in the [...]
An intriguing study led by the University of Colorado Boulder may provide a powerful new tool for forensic scientists attempting to determine the time of death in cases involving human corpses: a microbial clock. The clock is essentially the lock-step succession of bacterial changes that occur postmortem as bodies move through the decay process. And [...]
Nanoly Bioscience of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently entered into an option agreement that will enable the startup company to develop a technique for protecting vaccines during delivery to rural and less-developed areas of the world. The most needed vaccines in developing countries are for measles, tetanus, polio, pertussis and diphtheria, all of [...]
A person’s ability to delay gratification — forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future — may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. A body of research that stretches back more than a [...]
Women’s physiology is different from that of their male counterparts in many aspects, but scientific research hasn’t always included both men and women in studies.
A white-rumped bumblebee that has been in steep decline across its native range in the western United States and Canada appears to be making a comeback on the Colorado Front Range. A survey of bumblebee populations carried out largely by University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates in undisturbed patches of prairieland and in mountain meadows above [...]
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine reported Tuesday that the cause of obesity and insulin resistance may be tied to the fructose your body makes in addition to the fructose you eat. In recent years the role of added sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and table sugar (sucrose), has taken [...]
That investment in CU maintains the university’s place as one of the top research institutions in the country, the total ranking as fourth-highest in CU history.
Gordana Dukovic, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CU-Boulder, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award will provide up to $750,000 over four years to support Dukovic’s research on new materials for solar energy harvesting. The Beckman Young Investigator program provides research [...]
Christoph Stefes, associate professor political science at CU Denver, is the coordinator of a project at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) that examines why some dictatorships prevail while others are overthrown. “This probably is the only project that connects various strands of research on the resilience of authoritarian regimes and empirically tests previously [...]
The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study did not [...]
Gregory Gan, a resident in oncology at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is one of seven leading researchers who received a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research. The awards were given by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The ASTRO Resident/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant awards $25,000 [...]