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Chris Casey


Education    COVID-19    Public Health

From Congo to Colorado: MPH Grad Envisions Outpacing Diseases

Growing up in big-city Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Papy Bawongo Boyamba, MD, looked forward to visits from the man in the white coat. Something about the man and his professional, caring manner gave the boy a vision of his own future.


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Research    Patient Care

Researchers Find Protein That Helps HIV-1 Navigate Through Cell

HIV-1, which causes AIDS, navigates a labyrinth of immune sensors and anti-viral attackers in order to reach a target-cell nucleus, where it permanently integrates into human DNA and spreads infection. How the virus traffics through this hostile environment has been a relative “black box” of mystery compared to other parts of the life cycle.


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Community    COVID-19    Vaccinations

Big Shot in the Arm: Buoyant Mood Fills CU Anschutz Vaccination Clinic

Some got misty-eyed. Many felt a moment of elation. Virtually all visitors sensed the shedding of an emotional weight – a feeling that freer, happier days lie ahead.


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Research    COVID-19

Researchers Delve Into Why COVID-19 Targets the Sense of Smell

Diego Restrepo, PhD, professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is leading a National Institutes of Health-funded grant into why people infected with SARS-CoV-2 often lose their sense of smell. It’s frequently one of the first symptoms of the infection.


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