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Can Cannabis Cause Heart Attacks?

Not long after Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, Lori Walker’s daughter came home shaken from a party.

“Mom, what does pot do to the heart?” she asked Walker, PhD, an associate professor of cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 24, 2023
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Community    Philanthropy    Basic Research

A Celebration of Loyalty

On Aug. 18, alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered on campus for the fifth Loyal Benefactor Celebration. This event honors those who make ongoing annual gifts to support the university, those who have included the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in their estate plans, and faculty and staff who give through payroll deduction. After a two-year hiatus, the return of this special event was met with joy by over 140 attendees.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 24, 2022
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Research    Mental Health    Basic Research

This Is Your Brain on Mushrooms: How Does Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Work?

Over 60 years ago, Bill Wilson, the man behind the largest sobriety program in history, tried LSD and began publicly touting the psychedelic drug as a way toward recovery from alcoholism. Today, a growing number of studies suggest the Alcoholic Anonymous co-founder’s revelation might be right.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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Community    Basic Research

RNA: Star of 2020 Promises Repeat Performances in Scientific Breakthroughs

A star took center stage at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on April 26, where the award-winning “guest” was presented by some of its greatest fans to a roomful of many new admirers.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 02, 2022
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Education    COVID-19    Basic Research

COVID-19 Pandemic Ushers in New Era of Global Collaboration

“The University is under quarantine now, and no one is allowed in or out without a pass,” wrote a student to his mother during the summer of 1918.1 Back then, school closures, bans on public gatherings and face masks were commonplace. The measures used today to stop the spread of COVID-19, which feel almost unprecedented, were the very same methods used to contain the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 01, 2022
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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.”

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 10, 2022
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Neuroscience    Basic Research

Researchers Reverse Blood Flow Defect in Small Vessel Disease

Using a grainy, black-and-white video image of a mouse brain, Fabrice Dabertrand, PhD, demonstrates how a disease responsible for upwards of 40% of all dementia cases today steals the brain’s ability to nourish cells by halting vessel dilation.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 06, 2021
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Public Health    Vaccinations    Basic Research

Evidence Suggests Bubonic Plague Had Long-Term Effect on Immunity Genes

Scientists examining the remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th century mass grave in Germany have found the first evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes, driven by the disease, may have conferred immunity on later generations from the region.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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