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Researchers Shed Light on a Rare Genetic Disease in Children

You probably learned about cilia in high school biology class. The tiny hairlike structures line our nasal passages, ears and airways. Children born with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare inherited disease, have problems with the cilia that prevent them from moving mucus and inhaled particles and germs out of their airways, causing mucus to build up, leading to ear, sinus and lung infections.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date December 07, 2022
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The Conversation

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

The Conversation US asked Dr. Jacob Pellinen, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, to walk us through how to recognize a seizure in a bystander or loved one and what to do in those crucial moments after a seizure begins. Research is supported by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

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Daily Camera

CU Boulder center supports human biomedical research

news outletDaily Camera
Publish DateNovember 23, 2023

Chris DeSouza, who leads the Clinical Translational Research Center at CU Boulder, said the center is the only one housed in an undergraduate non-medical campus nationwide. It’s supporting more than a dozen active research protocols at CU Boulder.

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CU Connections

Five questions for Ron Sokol and Janine Higgins

news outletCU Connections
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Leaders of CCTSI on how $54 million grant will help power innovation, health equity.

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Denver Gazette

National Institutes of Health awards $54 million to CU Anschutz

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateOctober 13, 2023

The funding, to be awarded over a seven-year period, is the fourth consecutive time the federal agency has funded the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute located on the CU Anschutz campus in Aurora since 2008.

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