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Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will feature innovative Green Roof

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Denver today announced that the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will incorporate healthy living into the facility’s very design by constructing an innovative “Green Roof.” The Green Roof will allow the Center to grow its own fresh, healthy produce onsite, and is possible thanks to a generous donation of $650,000 from a fund established by the historic Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity. The Green Roof will top the new state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, a Gold LEED® Certified Building that will open to the public during the spring of 2012.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 05, 2011
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Three CU scientists named 2011 Boettcher Investigators

Three University of Colorado researchers have been named to the 2011 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. This is the second year for the program, which supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 01, 2011
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Elderly drivers would support age-based testing

Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found a majority surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age while saying they would hand over the keys if a doctor or loved one said they were no longer fit to drive.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 24, 2011
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Don Elliman Joins Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology

Don Elliman

The former chief operating officer for the state of Colorado has joined the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. Don Elliman will serve as the center’s executive director.  The center is a world-class research organization focused on adult stem cell biology and regenerative medicine located at the University of Colorado Medical School on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 22, 2011
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Everyday chemicals may trigger early menopause

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Women who are exposed to certain chemicals are more likely to experience menopause at a younger age, according to a newly published study by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 18, 2011
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University of Colorado team identifies new colon cancer marker

A research team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center has identified an enzyme that could be used to diagnose colon cancer earlier. It is possible that this enzyme also could be a key to stopping the cancer.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 25, 2011
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Milk thistle extract controls lung cancer in mice

Silibinin, a milk thistle extract, decreases tumor size in mice by inhibiting production of an enzyme that is overexpressed in certain types cancer, researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have found.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 15, 2011
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Early mammograms save lives

New study shows early mammograms save more lives

A new study questions the controversial US Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 26, 2011
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Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread

Dan Theodorescu

Cancer scientists have designed the first molecular test to predict which bladder cancer patients may have cancer involvement in their lymph nodes at the time of surgery—which could help doctors determine which patients are good candidates for pre-surgical, or neo-adjuvant, chemotherapy.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 19, 2011
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Grant To Study Stem-like Breast Cancer Cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher Carol Sartorius

Two groups of Colorado breast cancer researchers have received a total $1.625 million in grants to better understand the role of stem-like breast cancer cells in treatment resistance and recurrence.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2010
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