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CU Anschutz COVIDome Project Aimed at Speeding Lifesaving Treatment

Last spring, as healthcare providers and scientists around the world scrambled to treat a surge of patients infected with a virus that experts knew little about, one thing quickly became clear: SARS-CoV-2 strikes people differently.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date
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Research    Press Releases    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Scientists Reverse Deadly Impacts of Asthma in Mice

Excess mucus in the lungs can be fatal for asthma patients, but scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have broken up those secretions at the molecular level and reversed their often deadly effects.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date
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Research    Patient Care

How Can Slumbering Squirrels Inform Astronauts on Long-term Journeys?

Researchers peered into the deepest of slumbers – the barely-breathing sleep of arctic ground squirrels – to better understand how the small mammals can emerge from an eight-month hibernation with a minimal loss of muscle mass.

Using metabolite profiles in the squirrels’ blood, a recently developed technology, the researchers showed that the animals have uniquely adapted to their extreme habitats by converting bodily waste products into essential nutrients. Despite spending the long winter curled into a ball and breathing only once per minute, the hardy rodents awaken in spring unscathed.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date
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Community    Mental Health

Capitol Chaos Unsettles a Nation Already Battered by Disease and Unrest

A storming of the U.S. Capitol aimed at halting a historical presidential electoral vote failed in its intent on Jan. 6. Yet the riotous act frazzled a nation already weary from a months-long pandemic punctuated by political turmoil and social unrest. And the collective stress is taking its toll.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date
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