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Altitude Research Reaches New Heights

Anybody who has ever experienced altitude sickness, even the mildest form known as acute mountain sickness, knows how debilitating it can be. Symptoms, which include lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, and headache, most often occur at altitudes above 8,000 feet.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 25, 2023
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Research    Advancement    Genetics

A Taste of the Future: CU Researcher Links Genetics with Dietary Intake

For geneticist Joanne Cole, PhD, food is life. Her love goes beyond trying a new recipe and seeking out new restaurants it’s also in her work in the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), identifying the connection between genetics and nutrition.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 09, 2023
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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

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Understanding the genetics behind thyroid cancer to prevent unnecessary invasive treatments

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Through an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Nikita Pozdeyev, MD, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, Chris Gignoux, PhD, professor of biomedical informatics, and Bryan Haugen, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, will study new strategies that could pave the way for personalized management of thyroid nodules, inform future mechanistic studies of thyroid cancer, and lead to a clinical trial of an ultrasound and genetic thyroid nodule classifier.

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OPENPediatrics

New Phoenix Pediatric Sepsis Criteria by L. Schlapbach et al | OPENPediatrics

news outletOPENPediatrics
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

In this World Shared Practice Forum Podcast, authors of the newly released publication, International Consensus Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock, review their research and findings for treating and caring for children with sepsis and septic shock. The group, including DBMI professor Tell Bennett, MD, discuss how using the novel Phoenix Sepsis Score guided the development of this new globally applicable research model.

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Earth.com

Uncovering the truth: The reality behind canine DNA testing

news outletEarth.com
Publish DateMarch 15, 2024

In the world of pet care, DNA tests are increasingly used to trace our pets’ ancestry. However, a University of Colorado study led by DBMI founding chair Casey Greene, PhD, and Halie Rando, PhD, has revealed significant inaccuracies in canine DNA testing. This raises concerns among dog owners about the reliability of these tests.

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Nature

11 reasons why we’ve stayed in academia

news outletNature
Publish DateMarch 12, 2024

Katrina Claw, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, is one of 11 researchers in a career feature in Nature on March 12 explaining what motivates their academic lives. “My dad was a heavy-equipment operator for more than 40 years, and in our tribe’s traditional ceremonies, he always prayed for me to have a job in which I would stay clean all day and have an office,” Katrina says. “I not only have an office with views of the Rocky Mountains, I also have a laboratory full of pristine equipment and lead a successful research programme that trains students and collaborates with Native American communities on pharmacogenomics and the cultural, ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research.”

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