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Summer Heat Gives Rise to Algal Blooms and Health Concerns

Hot summer days and a large body of water might sound like a recipe for relief when temperatures soar, but the same conditions can make lakes, ponds, and inland swim beaches the ideal place for harmful algal bloom (HAB) events to flourish.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 21, 2023
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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

Washington Post

This boy was born without an immune system. Gene therapy rebuilt it.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateNovember 28, 2023

Katrina Claw, PhD, a Navajo geneticist and DBMI assistant professor, explains that Western science and medicine have historically ignored and underestimated the traditional knowledge of Native people.

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Science Daily

Toward new targeted treatments for rheumatoid arthritis

news outletScience Daily
Publish DateNovember 09, 2023

New research led by DBMI secondary faculty member Fan Zhang, PhD, and Anna Helena Jonsson, MD, PhD, may lead to new targeted treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and destruction.

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Denver Business Journal

Palantir, Denver-area university receive $30M grant from National Institutes of Health

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateOctober 20, 2023

“The methods proposed have the power to advance healthcare best practices in personalized medicine on national, regional and local scales,” says DBMI professor Melissa Haendel, PhD, chief research informatics officer with CU Anschutz and the principal investigator of the grant.

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Hundreds of genes identified that directly influence what we eat

news outletEarth.com
Publish DateOctober 12, 2023

“Some genes we identified are related to sensory pathways – including those for taste, smell, and texture – and may also increase the reward response in the brain,” said lead author Joanne Cole, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

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