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Chris Casey


Research    COVID-19   

Researchers Explore Vulnerabilities Within SARS-CoV-2 ‘Hotbeds’ of Replication

Beneath the SARS-CoV-2 membrane and its spikes lurks a squiggle of genetic material, or RNA, enveloped by a protein that acts like bubble wrap to protect the genetic material. This protein also acts as a “hotbed” for multiple interactions to control the infected cell.


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Patient Care    Skin Cancer    Basic Research

Health Hat Trick? Hockey Fan’s Eye for Skin Cancer May Have Saved a Life

Hockey games announce goals with a hard-to-miss flashing red light. At a recent NHL game, a fan used the color for a more important purpose. She tapped on the plexiglass and showed an assistant equipment manager a message on her phone, including these red-lettered words: “cancerous,” “mole” and “doctor.”


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Research    COVID-19    Mental Health   

Behavioral Health Expert on Front Lines of Police Calls? Study Targets Co-Response Teams

Amber McDonald, PhD, LCSW, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been on the forefront of public safety’s cultural shift for years. She’s helped steer policing from a confrontational, “we’re taking you in” approach toward a more nuanced style such as: “We want to hear you out and connect you to community resources.”


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Campus Life    Community

Net Zero Campus Safety Building Coming to CU Anschutz

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus leaders broke ground on Oct. 28 for what will be a historic building – the first Net Zero Energy facility in the entire CU system.


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