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Research    Diabetes    Data analysis

Can a Mother’s Type 1 Diabetes Reduce a Baby’s Chance of Developing the Condition?

Epidemiologist and researcher Randi K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is diving into how maternal pregnancy factors impact the offspring’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the assistance of a $500,000 grant from JDRF Australia. The grant is supported by funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to JDRF Australia.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 12, 2024
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Patient Care    Pediatrics    Data analysis   

CU Researchers Unveil Modernized Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock

An international research team led by Tell Bennett, MD, MS, professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, released new diagnostic criteria for sepsis in children this week, marking the first update to the pediatric sepsis definition in nearly two decades.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 21, 2024
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Research    Data analysis

How Software Gardening Can Benefit Researchers

While software development has long been compared to the craft of carpentry due to the need for a sturdy foundation and clear instructions, many in the field say garden analogies offer a way to address gaps and enhance practices.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 28, 2023
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DNA    Genetics    Data analysis

What is Genomics?

Genes are at the center of nearly every human disease and symptom, and until the past few decades, medical researchers had a much narrower interpretation of the human body’s entire genetic makeup, also called the genome.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Research    Data analysis

CU Data Researchers Connect Diet to Changes in the Microbiome

“Should I be taking a probiotic?” is a question that Maggie Stanislawski, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), gets asked often.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 17, 2023
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Research    Advancement    Data analysis

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Data analysis

CU Data Scientist Receives Funds to Study Precision Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

With no cure or widely successful therapeutic options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Fan Zhang, PhD, is looking to computational machine learning to identify new target treatments.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 12, 2023
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Research    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Data analysis

Researchers Amplify Diverse Sourcing in Science Journalism

Following an analysis of more than 20,000 articles by researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a major science publication is implementing new policies to improve the diversity of its sources.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 05, 2023
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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

BBC

How bubonic plague rewired the human immune system

news outletBBC
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

Paul Norman, PhD, professor of biomedical informatics, explains how studying the bony labyrinth has helped yield new insights into who survived past plague outbreaks and why.

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Healio

Diagnostic criteria for pediatric sepsis updated for first time since 2005

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2024

“We leveraged a heavily data-driven approach in order to develop and validate these new criteria,” Tellen D.Bennett, MD, MS, a professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric critical care at the CU School of Medicine, said in a release.

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News Medical

Updated pediatric sepsis definition could save countless children's lives

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2024

An international research team led by Tell Bennett, MD, MS, professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, released new diagnostic criteria for sepsis in children this week, marking the first update to the pediatric sepsis definition in nearly two decades.

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CU Anschutz News

The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Highlighted as a Leader in Precision Medicine in Research and Clinical Care

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2024

“We’re one of the only institutions in the world that has accomplished the dual-purpose of using genetic information to accelerate scientific discovery in research while providing actionable clinical results to patients that can lead to preventative measures for diseases or inform on potential medication reactions,” said the paper’s senior author Chris Gignoux, PhD, MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics at CU Anschutz and the Director of Research for CCPM.  

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