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Sunscreen With Leukemia-Causing Benzene Is Latest Summer Worry

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Publish DateMay 28, 2021

Benzene is often used as an industrial solvent. Although hand sanitizer and sunscreen manufacturers may not be knowingly purchasing and using benzene, they could be using solvents contaminated with the carcinogen, said Daniel Teitelbaum, an adjunct professor of occupational and environmental health at the Colorado School of Public Health who’s an expert on benzene exposure.

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Covid Q&A: Is It OK to mix different vaccines?

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Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

Ross Kedl, an immunologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, says there is some prior evidence that mixing vaccines can be a boon. “We have used this method in animal studies for decades, and it is well known that this promotes a much better immune response than when immunizing with the same vaccine twice,” says Kedl.

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Elon Musk’s Claims About Brain Company Mostly Backed by Science

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Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Programs around the country already do this, so it’s plausible that Neuralink could one day achieve the same, experts said. However, scientists’ grasp on exactly how the technology works is still evolving. “We just have the understanding of bits and pieces,” said Rachel Davis, director of OCD and neuromodulation programs at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which is working on the technology.

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In the Fog of Pandemic, Companies Are Embracing Epidemiology

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Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Wary of missteps, companies are turning to consultants and academic experts for guidance. “The appetite for the information is huge,” says Mike Van Dyke, an associate professor at the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. The center began doing weekly webinars for businesses related to Covid-19 this spring that attracted at least 200 attendees each, compared with the 40 or 50 who typically attended the group’s online events before the pandemic.

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The opioid epidemic’s first corporate casualty may be a drugmaker that helped fuel the crisis

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Publish DateDecember 04, 2018

“They're fighting a losing battle,” said Robert Valuck, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, which works with lawmakers to address the opioid crisis. “Whether they keep trying to defend or sell Subsys, there's going to be some amount of perception that this is the product that got them sued.”

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