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CU Anschutz Top Stories of 2022

Deep-brain procedure, historic gift, psychedelic research and Alzheimer’s discovery round out list

Written by Staff on December 16, 2022
What You Need To Know

A look back at 2022: Top stories highlight the mission of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Finding and sharing meaningful stories that highlight the work done on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus throughout the year is an easy task. Choosing 10 of those stories that encapsulate the unique attributes of the region’s top academic medical campus is not.


Every day, the faculty, staff and students on the 256-acre innovation hub share profound knowledge, celebrate scientific discovery and deliver extraordinary patient care. Nonetheless, as we usher out 2022, here is a best effort in offering a backward glimpse of their amazing work:



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Bruce Willis and Aphasia: Expert Describes Language-Stealing Disease



CU Anschutz Adds 396,000 Square Feet of Endless Research Possibilities



Leader in Gene Therapy? Historic $200 Million Commitment Puts Campus on Path



Rare Procedure Releases Doctor From Confines of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



Can Psychedelic Comeback Signal a Major Breakthrough in Mental Health Care?


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Researchers Find Two FDA-Approved Drugs Can Curb Alzheimer’s Symptoms



Can Chronic Lactate Exposure Lead to Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes?



From Creepy to Bizarre: Doctors Find Strange Objects in Human Bodies



What’s the Best Time to Exercise? Researchers Dive Into Optimizing Workouts



Does Nature Want Us to be Fat? Researcher Ponders the Question