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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Defining Physiology’s Upper Limits and – Again – Winning the Tour de France

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 26, 2021

Racing through the Pyrenees near the end of the three-week battle of attrition that is the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar accelerated up a 14% grade and dropped his nearest competitors as if they were slogging through a bog. Pogačar, 22, was on his way to his second Le Tour championship in a row, finishing 5 minutes, 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

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Alumni

Get to Know Our New CU Nursing Alumni Association Board Members

The CU College of Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors is excited to announce six new outstanding members. Alumni members of the Board serve 3-year terms with an option for a second term. Please join us in welcoming these alumnae to the Board!


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Faculty    Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Announces 2021 Alumni Awardees

The alumni association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to unveil the recipients for its second annual alumni awards. This year's honorees are Lucas Smith, PharmD '14 and Boris Tabakoff, RPh '66, PhD '70.


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Research    Press Releases

New Study Reveals Serious Long-Term Complications in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Phil Zeitler, MD, PhD, has been treating youth with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He and a team of researchers published a paper today on the TODAY2 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. (TODAY stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth. The first phase of the study took place from 2004 - 2011; phase two from 2011 - 2020. Both studies involved more than 550 participants from across the country.)


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Patient Care    Cancer

Expertise at CU Anschutz Puts Musician on the Road Again

June 9 will forever be a day that taps a wellspring of emotions in the Schaben family of Edmond, Okla. On that day five years ago, Steven Schaben, a musician living in Denver, stumbled and fell backward off the third-floor balcony of his apartment, breaking several vertebrae, ribs and a foot.


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Research

AB Nexus Announces Third Round of Grants, Drives Research Breakthroughs

AB Nexus, an initiative to strengthen research collaboration between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses, is announcing its third call for proposals.


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Research    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Wins Grant to Address Sleep Disorders Experienced by Military Personnel

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received $750k in federal funding to research the effect of noise-masking technology to reduce insomnia and improve sleep quality in active-duty military and veterans.


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CU Anschutz In the News

NPR

Sunscreen And Aloe Products Recalled For Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

NPR
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Well, benzene is a known carcinogen. No level of exposure is considered safe. That said, the levels found in sunscreens were relatively low. So by themselves, they don't pose a big risk. That's according to Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum of the Colorado School of Public Health. He spent decades studying benzene exposure. But he says the problem is that we are exposed to low levels of benzene from various sources all the time, in the air we breathe from things like petrochemical refining and vehicle exhaust. “And that, of course, adds up. And that's why low levels of any single product used repeatedly combined with all of our background exposures increases the rates of cancer in the population.”

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The Denver Post

Clock ticking on getting more Colorado teens vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts

The Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Children under 12 are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, which both leaves them vulnerable to the virus and means there still will be outbreaks this upcoming school year, said Beth Carlton, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Since it is possible the virus will be circulating in schools, other measures to reduce transmission — masking, physical distancing and adequate ventilation — will likely still be needed, she said.

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Healio

More youths with type 1 diabetes meet time-in-range goal with hybrid closed-loop system

Healio
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“The Control-IQ system can significantly improve time in range between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL, bringing it closer to the [American Diabetes Association] goal of 70%,” Laurel H. Messer, PhD, RN, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, told Healio. “This is a huge win for children and adolescents, who particularly struggle with glycemic control.”

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Bloomberg News

Covid Booster Shots Can Wait Even as Variants Spread, Scientists Say

Bloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“Right now there doesn’t seem a reason to need a booster,” said Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. “There are legitimate concerns about the motivations about Pfizer’s statement, given it’s in their financial interest to promote this concept. That doesn’t mean to say they’re wrong, but we need to follow the science.”

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