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Xeris pharma to develop CU diabetes management drug

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Austin, Texas) and the University of Colorado recently completed an exclusive license agreement for a jointly-developed method of treating the low blood sugar that is a common side effect of the insulin therapy used to treat many types of diabetes.

Author Staff | Publish Date December 12, 2011
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Scientist discovers why drug boosts memory in Down syndrome mice

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who found a drug that improved memory in mice with Down syndrome has unlocked the mystery of how it works.

Author Staff | Publish Date November 22, 2011
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Milk thistle derivative stops lung cancer

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis.

Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2011
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High schoolers get insights into medical careers

Science Day, Nov. 8, 2011

Ayla Sjoberg, a senior at Eaglecrest High School in suburban Denver, said she is interested in a healthcare career because of her desire to help people. Her interest only intensified at the 2011 Medicine and Science seminar at Anschutz Medical Campus on Nov. 8.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 08, 2011
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Breast Cancer Finding

Within many hormone-receptor positive breast cancers lives a subpopulation of receptor-negative cells – knock down the hormone-receptor positive cells with anti-estrogen drugs and you may inadvertently promote tumor takeover by more dangerous, receptor-negative cells.

Author Erika Matich | Publish Date October 31, 2011
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Senior Citizens Program: Joy Breeze and Greg Glazner

Joy Breeze

When Joy Breeze took a university history class on the Vietnam War, her fellow students were fascinated by her observations.

Author Vicki Hildner | Publish Date October 21, 2011
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Cancer Center test helps reduce death rate in clinical trial

Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have developed a test that identifies key biomarkers in advanced lung cancer that helped reduce the risk of death by 36 percent over a 30-month period in a recent clinical trial.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 10, 2011
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Study questions key quality measure for children with asthma

Researchers studying the first national quality measure for hospitalized children found that no matter how strictly a health care institution followed the criteria, it had no actual impact on patient outcomes.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 04, 2011
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Student Affairs: Associate Vice Chancellor Raul Cardenas, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Raul Cardenas, PhD

The new University of Colorado Denver Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Raul Cardenas, PhD, comes from a family of educators. He learned very early the value of listening.

Author Danielle Zieg | Publish Date September 23, 2011
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Commerce Secretary Blank at AMC

Rebecca Blank

The university’s bioengineering department was in the media spotlight Friday as Rebecca Blank, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce  toured the bioengineering lab of Professor Robin Shandas, PhD, on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her visit was part of a series of national stops to gather support for President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act.

Author Danielle Zieg | Publish Date September 22, 2011
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