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Addressing Maternal Prenatal Depression can Lead to Longer Gestation, Researchers Say

A cohort of researchers lead by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Denver are emphasizing the importance of maternal prenatal mental health, suggesting prenatal depression intervention can lead to longer gestation, healthier babies and intergenerational benefits.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 19, 2024
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Children’s Hospital Colorado Launches Colorado Child Health Research Institute

Today, Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado), in partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz Medical Campus), announced the launch of the Colorado Child Health Research Institute, which creates a unique culture of research partnership to improve the lives of children everywhere.


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New Global Research Aims to Improve Survival Rates for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new study published today in JAMA Network Open by an international cohort of researchers provides the latest data on the effectiveness of treating pancreatic cancer patients with chemotherapy (with or without radiation therapy) before surgery to remove a tumor. The study focuses specifically on pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 18, 2024
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CU Anschutz Researchers Offer New Understanding of How Antidepressants Work

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have established a new framework for understanding how classic antidepressants work in treating major depressive disorder (MDD), reemphasizing their importance and aiming to reframe clinical conversation around their role in treatment.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 05, 2024
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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Selects Dr. John H. Sampson as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

AURORA, Colo. (May 16, 2024) – Following a competitive national search, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is proud to announce that John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MHSc, MBA, has been selected as the University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for CU Anschutz, effective July 1, 2024. He will bring more than two decades of clinical and academic leadership to the CU School of Medicine, aiming to expand on the transformational tenure of current Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD. 


Author Staff | Publish Date May 16, 2024
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Process Discovered to Undermine Bacterial Viral Salmonella Infection

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a mechanism by which a bacterial virus undermines the virulence of Salmonella, allowing the host a chance to rehabilitate.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 04, 2024
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Press Releases    Bladder Cancer

Researchers Discover a Mechanism That Could Improve Platinum-Based Cancer Therapy

Researchers have identified a protein that, when targeted, enables cisplatin-resistant cancer cells to become responsive to treatment. Cisplatin, and other similar platinum drugs, are incredibly effective at killing rapidly growing cancer cells, which is why they have been used in treating cancers for over 45 years. However, these drugs are non-targeted and can cause debilitating toxic side effects, resulting in a diminished lifestyle, and patients in poor health are deemed ineligible for use.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 27, 2024
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Study Examines Impact of Antidepressants on Early Brain Development

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that antidepressant use can impact early post-natal brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 22, 2024
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Press Releases    Blood

CU Anschutz Researchers Identify New Biomarker in Quality of Blood Donations

A collaborative cohort of researchers, led by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Professor Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, has identified kynurenine as a critical new biomarker in the quality of stored red blood cells (RBCs), a crucial step in the development of more personalized transfusions. Study results were published today in the journal Blood


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date January 31, 2024
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Can Menopause Be Delayed Indefinitely?

At birth, ovaries in girls can contain about a million tiny structures called primordial follicles, each of which contains an egg cell. As girls grow and experience adulthood, most of these follicles will die while only one follicle will survive each month to ovulate a mature egg. When the loss of primordial follicles is nearly complete, and only hundreds remain, women reach menopause, a time when menstrual cycles have ceased for 12 months.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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New Research Shows Mobile Methadone Units are Most Impactful in Rural Areas

While mobile methadone units make a difference in expanding methadone use for patients with opioid addictions, they are likely to be most impactful in rural areas, according to new research.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 09, 2024
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Research    Press Releases    Cancer    Pharmacy   

The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Highlighted as a Leader in Precision Medicine in Research and Clinical Care

A new peer-reviewed study in the American Journal of Human Genetics highlights the work of the biobank at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM), a world-class site for precision medicine in research and clinical care created in partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UCHealth.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 04, 2024
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Press Releases    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Injury & Violence Prevention

Study: Older Drivers Newly Diagnosed With Migraines at Increased Crash Risk

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that older adult drivers diagnosed with migraines within the year were three times more likely to experience a motor vehicle crash (MVC) than those without a recent diagnosis of the chronic headaches. However, older adult drivers who reported having had migraines in the past were no more likely to have a MVC than those without migraines.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date January 03, 2024
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Study Provides New Insight into Low Social Determinants of Health Screening Rates

A new study provides the latest data on the low rates for screening and documenting Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in healthcare settings.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 19, 2023
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Press Releases    Public Health    Medical Marijuana    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

New Interactive Evidence Based Mapping Tool Gives Policymakers More Insight into Highly Concentrated Cannabis Products

After conducting the first scoping review of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed an evidence based interactive mapping tool to assist policymakers as they consider regulating the concentration of THC in cannabis products and as more potent products move into the marketplace.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Press Releases    Mental Health    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Hundreds of Clinics May Be Guilty of False or Misleading Claims in Ketamine Advertising

Hundreds of clinics may be using false and misleading statements in online advertising campaigns by offering off-label and unapproved ketamine to treat a variety of mental health and pain conditions, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campusand Johns Hopkins University.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date November 07, 2023
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Press Releases    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Burning Sugarcane Possible Cause of Mystery Kidney Disease in Agricultural Workers

The burning of sugarcane and rice husks may be releasing a toxicant causing a mysterious kidney disease in agricultural workers, according to a paper out today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 23, 2023
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What Drives Obesity – Diets High in Fat? Carbohydrates? Actually, It’s Everything – and Fructose Is at the Center

Nutrition experts have recognized for many years that Western diets rich in fats and sugar may be behind the cause of obesity, but debate has reigned over the primary culprit - intake of too many calories? Specific foods such as carbohydrates or fat? This has led to some groups recommending reducing sugar, some reducing carb intake, while others believe the key is reducing high fat-foods. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 17, 2023
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NIH Research Program All of Us Establishes CU Anschutz-led Center Aimed at Better Utilizing Data

The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program has awarded $30 million to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and its partners to establish the Center for Linkage and Acquisition of Data (CLAD). The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to enroll at least 1 million people who reflect the diversity of the United States. Providing researchers with the data will help drive new discoveries and advance precision medicine.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 12, 2023
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New Research May Make Future Design of Nanotechnology Safer with Fewer Side Effects

A new study may offer a strategy that mitigates negative side effects associated with intravenous injection of nanoparticles commonly used in medicine.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date October 05, 2023
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New Study Provides Evidence for More Effective Brain-Based Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

A new study in JAMA Network Open may provide key answers to how to help people experiencing chronic back pain.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 28, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Clinical Trials

New Research Adds Evidence to the Benefits of Ginger Supplements for Treating Autoimmune Diseases

New research has revealed a potentially important role ginger supplements can play in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 22, 2023
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Press Releases    Alzheimer's   

'A Fitness Tracker for Brain Health': Headband Seeks Early Signs of Alzheimer’s During Sleep

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Washington University in St. Louis have identified a way to assess brain activity in sleep that occurs in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, typically many years prior to developing symptoms of dementia.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 23, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    COVID-19    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

New Research Shines Light on How COVID-19 Vaccination Reduces Severity and Mortality After Breakthrough Infections

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers provide answers to whether COVID-19 vaccinations reduce sickness and mortality following infection with SARS-CoV-2.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 08, 2023
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Fructose Intake Can Lead to Obesity in Humans, Just Like in Hibernating Animals, CU Researchers Say

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have officially identified a central conduit to obesity: fructose.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 01, 2023
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CU Anschutz Researchers Identify Unique Cell Receptor, Potential for New Therapies

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have identified a potential new immune checkpoint receptor that could lead to treatments for diseases such as lung and bowel cancer and autoimmune conditions including IBD.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 30, 2023
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Press Releases    COVID-19   

Study Shows Commonly used Diabetes Drug Reduces Risk of Long COVID

A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases this week has found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, reduces the risk of long COVID.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 09, 2023
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Press Releases    Public Health

Cathy J.  Bradley, PhD, named as Colorado School of Public Health’s next Dean

The Colorado School of Public Health today announced the appointment of Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, MPA, as its next dean.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 06, 2023
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Press Releases    COVID-19   

Large Study Involving CU Anschutz Researchers Provides Scientists With Deeper Insight Into Long COVID

Initial findings from a study of nearly 10,000 Americans, many of whom had COVID-19, have uncovered new details about long COVID, the post-infection set of conditions that can affect nearly every tissue and organ in the body. Clinical symptoms can vary and include fatigue, brain fog and dizziness and can last for months or years after a person has COVID-19.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 26, 2023
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CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration Announce Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), in partnership with the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), launched the Hummingbird Initiative today, a program that aims to increase diversity in the state’s behavioral health workforce. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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A New Way to Conduct Research: Streamlining the Clinical Trial

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have partnered with UCHealth to pilot a streamlined way to conduct clinical trials that could cut down on costs, time and extra lab work, while enabling patients to more easily enroll in research studies.  


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Study Shows Involuntary Displacement of People Experiencing Homelessness May Cause Significant Spikes in Mortality, Overdoses and Hospitalizations

Involuntary displacement of people experiencing homelessness will likely lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality over a 10-year period.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Pediatrics    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    pregnancy    ColoradoSPH at CSU   

Study Reveals Prenatal Supplements Don’t Offer Adequate Nutrition for Women and Babies

A new study from researchers in the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity (LEAD) Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shows that 90% of pregnant women do not receive adequate nutrients during pregnancy from food alone and must look to supplements to fill that deficit. However, they also discovered that 99% of the affordable dietary supplements on the market do not contain appropriate doses of key micronutrients that are urgently needed to make up for the nutritional imbalance.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 04, 2023
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Study Finds Schizophrenia Patients May Be Candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation

A study published in Frontiers in Surgery finds that people with schizophrenia (SZ) and schizoaffective disorder (SAD) have overall lower surgical risk than people with Parkinson’s disease, which is reassuring when considering potential surgical interventions such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of SZ and SAD.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 03, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Firearm Injury Prevention

CU Anschutz Experts Call Attention to Unsupervised Youth Gun Access in Colorado

Public health experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus released a new research letter today in JAMA Pediatrics that examines how quickly Colorado’s children and teenagers can access a loaded gun and called attention to the critical importance of reducing access to guns when an adolescent is in crisis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 27, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Diabetes    Barbara Davis Center

Readily Available Drug Shows Promise in Treating Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The disease most commonly starts in childhood but can develop in adults as well. As a result of damage to the pancreas, high blood sugars (hyperglycemia) occur and daily insulin treatment is needed.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 27, 2023
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Is a PhD after a Doctor of Physical Therapy Worthwhile? CU Anschutz Researchers Think So

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus assessed the financial considerations of pursuing PhD training for those with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – and found long-term earnings outweigh early career earning deficits.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 22, 2023
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CU Anschutz Ranked Globally as a Top University for Innovation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named one of the top academic institutions in the world for innovation, according to Nature’s 2022 Innovation Index report. The report ranked CU Anschutz in the top four universities globally for forging the strongest innovations links.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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CU Cancer Center Receives $20 Million Gift to Advance Esophageal Cancer Research and Care

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the creation of the Katy O. and Paul M. Rady Esophageal and Gastric Center of Excellence, made possible by a $20 million philanthropic investment from Katy O. and Paul M. Rady.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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New Research Can Help Older Adults Plan for Changes in Driving and Firearm Use

New research from the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative examined diverse viewpoints on reducing access to potentially dangerous situations among older adults due to changes in physical or cognitive functioning.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 16, 2022
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Health Hospitality Partners Open Two New Dining Options at CU Anschutz Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has established itself as a national leader in retail offerings on a life sciences campus with the addition of two new dining options. In partnership with Health Hospitality Partners, a St. Louis-based real estate development and operating company working exclusively in the healthcare sector, CU Anschutz leadership began this endeavor to provide best-in-class hospitality amenities in 2019; with both T-Street Kitchen & Cafe and Choice Market now open and serving guests (in addition to Root & Sprig and Woodgrain Bagels), that journey has reached another major milestone.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 25, 2022
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Analyzing Diverse Data Types Can Accelerate Drug Discovery, Study Says

A new paper in Cell Systems explores the importance of using multiple data types in drug discovery. The paper screens over 1,000 drugs tested in six doses and demonstrate that gene expression and cell morphology provide different information for drug prioritization.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date October 24, 2022
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New Research Proposes Improvements to Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

A new study published in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzes the benefits and harms of prior authorization (PA) policies for Medicare and the impact these policies have on patients and clinicians. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date October 03, 2022
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Trial Shows Bionic Pancreas Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management Compared to Standard Insulin Delivery Methods

A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of-care management among people with type 1 diabetes, a new multicenter clinical trial has found. The trial, conducted partly at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was primarily funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 29, 2022
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CU Anschutz Researchers Part of National Effort to Rapidly Boost AI in Medical Research

The National Institutes of Health will invest $130 million over four years, pending the availability of funds, to accelerate the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the biomedical and behavioral research communities.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date September 13, 2022
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Early Intervention Effective in Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A new study suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 01, 2022
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Press Releases    Geriatrics   

CDPHE Adds Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado as a Recognized Health Navigator Training Program

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to add the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado as a Recognized Health Navigator Training Program. Recognized programs must demonstrate that their training curricula meet the entry-level core competencies for individuals to become credentialed health navigators in Colorado. Building the health navigator workforce is a core component of the state’s strategy to eliminate barriers to accessing health care and promote positive health outcomes for all Coloradans. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 23, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Clinical    Alzheimer's

Study Provides Insight into Vagus Nerve’s Link to Brain

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a direct link between vagus nerve stimulation and its connection to the learning centers of the brain. The discovery may lead to treatments that will improve cognitive retention in both healthy and injured nervous systems.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date July 28, 2022
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SARS-CoV-2 Variants Have Developed Resistance to Human Interferons

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have investigated how antiviral proteins called interferons interact with SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, focuses on how the innate arm of the immune system defends against this coronavirus. The work resulted from a collaborative effort by multiple scientists, including the laboratories of Mario Santiago, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and Eric Poeschla, MD, professor of medicine, both at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 25, 2022
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CU Anschutz Researchers Identify a New Mechanism Responsible for Controlling Auditory Sensitivity

A new study published in PNAS highlights a newly identified mechanism of how auditory sensitivity is regulated that could temporarily reduce sensitivity of the auditory system to protect itself from loud sounds that can cause irreversible damage.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 22, 2022
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Discovery of a Potential Parkinson's Trigger Could Lead to New Treatments

Currently, there are no disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson’s disease that can change the progression of the disease. An international team of scientists led by faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is hoping to change that.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 21, 2022
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Scientists Identify What Makes the Delta Variant Dangerous and Explain the Recent Surge in COVID-19 Infections

Since June, the number of COVID-19 infections started rising again, as the most transmissible omicron variant started picking up delta variant mutations leading to new subvariants BA.4/BA.5 and Deltacron variants. Out of all the five known variants of concern, which have been shown to evade therapeutic antibodies and vaccines developed against unmutated, original SARS-CoV-2 virus, delta is the most virulent leading to severe symptoms and increased mortality among infected people. A new peer-reviewed study provides answers to why delta is the most lethal variant of SARS-CoV-2.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 15, 2022
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Researchers Find Two FDA-Approved Drugs That Curb Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two commonly used psychiatric drugs show evidence of improving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including boosting cognition, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 29, 2022
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People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Struggled With Mental Health During COVID-19 Shutdowns

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) struggled with their mental health during the COVID-19-induced lockdowns and subsequent restraints on community services, according to a new study published today in Psychiatric Services.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 23, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases    COVID-19    Vaccinations    Clinical    lungs

New Study Paves Way to Better Understanding and Treating Long COVID

A new study published in today’s issue of PLOS Pathogens is the first to link SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells to lung function and those who suffer from long-term COVID symptoms. Long COVID currently affects hundreds of millions of Americans.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date June 09, 2022
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Tall Height Impacts Risk of Multiple Diseases

Short people might be the same as you and me, unless you’re tall.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 02, 2022
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Scientists Identify Characteristics to Better Define Long COVID

A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health has identified characteristics of people with long COVID and those likely to have it. Scientists, using machine learning techniques, analyzed an unprecedented collection of electronic health records (EHRs) available for COVID-19 research to better identify who has long COVID. Exploring de-identified EHR data in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), a national, centralized public database led by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the team used the data to find more than 100,000 likely long COVID cases as of October 2021 (as of May 2022, the count is more than 200,000). The findings appear in The Lancet Digital Health.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 17, 2022
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CU Anschutz and Children’s Hospital Colorado lead national pandemic response project

Researchers are working to better prepare for the next pandemic.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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Historic $200 Million Commitment to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Fuels Advancements in Treatments and Cures

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the creation of the Gates Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that will focus on rapidly translating laboratory findings into regenerative, cellular and gene therapies for patients.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 11, 2022
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Developing Cancer Treatments in Space

The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are leading a $3.3 million project to advance stem cell research in low Earth orbit.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 21, 2022
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Firearm Retailers and Law Enforcement Show Support for Providing Safe Gun Storage Options

A new study discloses that firearm retailers and law enforcement agencies support providing firearm storage to their community.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 06, 2022
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Head-Mounted Microscope Reaches Deeper Into How the Brain Works

Researchers have developed a miniature microscope that is designed for high-resolution 3D images inside the brains of living mice. By imaging deeper into the brain than previously possible with miniature widefield microscopes, the new lightweight microscope could help scientists better understand how brain cells and circuits operate.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 31, 2022
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Promising Alzheimer’s Drug May Also Improve Memory in Down Syndrome and Normal Aging

A new study shows that a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease may also improve cognitive function in people with Down syndrome.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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CU Anschutz and CU Denver Honored to Receive Military Friendly Schools Gold Award Designation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver have received the Military Friendly Schools: Gold Award designation, officials announced Monday. The award recognizes the top colleges and universities in the country that do the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensuring veterans’ academic and future success, according to the Military Friendly website. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Scientists’ Discovery is One Step Closer to More Effective COVID-19 Treatment with Immune Modulatory Drugs

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus significantly advances the understanding of a key aspect of the immune system during COVID-19: the interferon response.


Author Chelsea Donohoe | Publish Date March 02, 2022
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Bark of Neem Tree May Protect Against Coronavirus Variants

Extract from the bark of the Neem tree may help treat and reduce the spread of coronavirus, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 28, 2022
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Patient Care    Press Releases    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Firearm Life Plan Website Offers New Peace of Mind to Firearm Owners and Families

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, along with colleagues from the Rocky Mountain Veteran Affairs Medical Center, launched a website today to support adult firearm owners and their families when making decisions about what to do with their firearms in the future. The Firearm Life Plan is a free, anonymous website empowering users to make voluntary, private decisions about what to do with their firearms as they age.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date February 23, 2022
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Immediate Allergic Reaction to Second SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Dose Less Likely to Happen After Reaction to First

Researchers from universities in Canada and the United States have found that patients who experienced an immediate allergic reaction of any kind to a first SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dose are unlikely to experience severe immediate allergic reactions to a second dose.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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CU College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus partners with Fort Lewis College to offer undergraduate nursing program in Durango

Fort Lewis College (FLC) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have announced a new partnership to create a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing, bringing the state’s flagship medical institute of higher education to the rural and Indigenous-serving campus of Southwest Colorado.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Named ‘Rare Disease Center of Excellence’

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – home to Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine – has been designated as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence for its research and commitment to advance care for patients with rare diseases.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2022
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First Cashierless Mini-Mart, Kitchen on Medical Campus to Open in Research 2

Three organizations committed to innovation and improving public health outcomes through better eating have partnered to create the first markets in a healthcare setting. The mini market and specialty kitchen will be geared toward on-the-go healthcare workers, students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date January 19, 2022
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New Publication Shines Light on How Language Impacts Firearm Injury Discussions

In a new peer-reviewed paper in the American Journal of Public Health, physician and researcher Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, leads a diverse group in tackling how words used in relation to firearm injuries and deaths can impact prevention of firearm injury.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 08, 2021
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Researchers to Lead Multi-Institution Effort to Study Long COVID

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will lead a four-year, multi-institution effort to study the effects of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), or long COVID, with more than $11 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More than 30 research teams across the country will study and share data in real time as part of the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, a centralized effort that will enable research with a nationally representative cohort of patients with long COVID.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date November 21, 2021
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CU Anschutz Researchers Examine How a Viral RNA Changes Shape to Hijack Host Cells

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers have observed how an RNA molecule from a virus forms a complex, three-dimensional structure, and is able to change its shape to hijack host proteins. The details of this process, elusive to scientists for decades, were revealed by using cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM).


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date November 21, 2021
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Students Examine the Role of Public Health in Racism in Harvard Review Article

In a new article published in Harvard Public Health Review, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) students critically examine the role of public health in racism and oppression and how they, as the future leaders of public health, would like to see this addressed and changed.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 03, 2021
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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus have become the first research university in the state to attain status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), according to a recent designation by the U.S. Department of Education.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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New Survey Shines Light on Racial Disparities Persisting in COVID-19 Vaccination

A new public health survey reveals critical information regarding the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine messaging and public policies on individual perception and behaviors in the United States.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Study Finds Correlation Between Rural Geography and Access to Handguns, Suicidality Among Colorado Teenagers

Living in rural, isolated areas correlates with easier access to handguns and higher risks of suicidality among Colorado teenagers, according to a cross-sectional study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. These findings can help inform public health and policy experts on how best to allocate educational firearm safety and suicide prevention resources in the state.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 13, 2021
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Travel to High Altitudes Could be Dangerous for People With Heart Conditions

Visiting high-altitude locations may be dangerous for people with high blood pressure or certain heart conditions, according to a new report from the American Heart Association that offers guidance about engaging in recreational activities in mountainous regions.


Author American Heart Association | Publish Date September 15, 2021
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Nurse Home Visits for Low-Income Expectant Mothers Show Promising Results for Child Development, Mortality Rates

A wide-ranging study of prenatal and postnatal nurse intervention for low-income mothers bearing their first children, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, indicates promising results in reducing maternal mortality for external causes and child mortality for preventable causes.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 24, 2021
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The COVIDome Online Portal Can Rapidly Accelerate Coronavirus Research Worldwide

To further accelerate COVID-19 research on a global scale, investigators from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a multidimensional dataset, known as the COVIDome dataset, derived from hospitalized COVID-19 patients versus negative controls. The team has now launched a public online portal called the COVIDome Explorer to share that data in real time.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 17, 2021
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University of Colorado Cancer Center Earns Distinguished Title from National Pancreas Foundation Academic Center of Excellence

The most important factor predicting the survival of pancreatic cancer patients is whether the cancer can be surgically removed (whether the cancer is “resectable”). The answer isn’t always clear.


Author Siyab Khan | Publish Date August 05, 2021
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New Web-Based Resource Helps Coloradans Explore Careers

JFK Partners at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has helped spearhead a new web-based resource now available to support Coloradans with disabilities in exploring career options and increasing financial independence by calculating how employment and earnings interact with benefits.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 02, 2021
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New Study Reveals Serious Long-Term Complications in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Phil Zeitler, MD, PhD, has been treating youth with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He and a team of researchers published a paper today on the TODAY2 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. (TODAY stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth. The first phase of the study took place from 2004 - 2011; phase two from 2011 - 2020. Both studies involved more than 550 participants from across the country.)


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date July 28, 2021
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CU Anschutz Wins Grant to Address Sleep Disorders Experienced by Military Personnel

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received $750k in federal funding to research the effect of noise-masking technology to reduce insomnia and improve sleep quality in active-duty military and veterans.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 28, 2021
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CU Anschutz Researchers Take Part in Large Genomic Analysis Highlighting COVID-19 Risk Factors

In March of 2020, thousands of scientists from around the world, including researchers from the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, united to answer a pressing and complex question: What genetic factors influence why some COVID-19 patients develop severe, life-threatening disease requiring hospitalization, while others escape with mild symptoms or none at all?


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 08, 2021
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New Study Shows Mathematical Models Helped Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Colorado

Colorado researchers have published new findings in Emerging Infectious Diseases that take a first look at the use of SARS-CoV-2 mathematical modeling to inform early statewide policies enacted to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. Among other findings, the authors estimate that 97 percent of potential hospitalizations across the state in the early months of the pandemic were avoided as a result of social distancing and other transmission-reducing activities such as mask wearing and social isolation of symptomatic individuals.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date July 07, 2021
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CU Anschutz Called a ‘Case Study’ for Commercializing Medical Breakthroughs

A new study highlights the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as an example of how an academic medical center can turn groundbreaking research into commercial products that improve patient care and public health.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 29, 2021
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Researchers Announce New Discovery to Evaluate Tuberculosis Treatments

A new study published in Nature Communications provides an important new basis for comparing the effectiveness of different tuberculosis treatments.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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Intense Light May Hold Answer to Heart Treatment Dilemma

Looking to safely block a gene linked to factors known to cause heart disease, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may have found a new tool – light.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 10, 2021
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Research Reveals Medicaid Expansion Is Still Improving Hospital Finances

A new study published in Medical Care Research and Review found that the Affordable Care Act, which expanded Medicaid programs to cover people previously uninsured, provided a financial boost to hospitals.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 04, 2021
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Nation’s Biggest Science Communications Conference Back on at CU

After being postponed in 2020 amid COVID-19, ScienceWriters2021 is on track for Oct. 8–11, 2021, at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 14, 2021
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Crnic Institute Discovery May Explain High Risk of Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome are 20-times more likely to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and 150-times more likely to develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to their typical peers. According to a new study by researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the reason could be that children with Down syndrome are more likely to present with clonal hematopoiesis (CH), a process in which a blood stem cell acquires a genetic mutation that promotes replication.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 07, 2021
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Anxiety Among Fathers Is Higher Than Recently Reported, New Study Suggests

New research suggests anxiety among men transitioning into parenthood is significantly higher than reported by the global World Health Organization (WHO) regional prevalence rates.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 06, 2021
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OCD Patients With Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

A new study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 31, 2021
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One in Five Colorado High School Students Has Access to Firearms

Twenty percent of high school students have easy access to a handgun, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

In the study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers examined the prevalence of handgun access among adolescents in Colorado and explored individual and geographic characteristics, as well as related health factors.

“Our findings highlight that it is relatively easy to access a handgun in Colorado for high school students. This finding, combined with the high prevalence of feeling sad or depressed and suicide attempts, is concerning for the safety of adolescents,” said lead author Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 29, 2021
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Alzheimer’s Patients’ Cognition Improves with Sargramostim, New Study Shows

A new study suggests that Sargramostim, a medication often used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is also effective in treating and improving memory in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. This medication comprises of a natural human protein produced by recombinant DNA technology (yeast-derived rhu GM-CSF/Leukine®).


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 24, 2021
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Immune Response to Insulin Could Identify, Help Treat Those at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals most at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 08, 2021
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Colorado School of Public Health launches Colorado Data Dashboard to Assist Local Public Health Officials, County Commissioners and Community Leaders

The Colorado School of Public Health launched a new website that provides detailed, county-level data tied to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Colorado Population Data Dashboard is designed to help local public health agencies (LPHAs), county commissioners, community leaders, and the general public make more informed short- and long-term decisions about protecting public health.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date January 27, 2021
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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 January 12, 2021
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Water May be an Effective Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that fructose stimulates the release of vasopressin, a hormone linked to obesity and diabetes. They also found that water can suppress the hormone and alleviate these conditions in mice. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 15, 2020
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Infectious Disease Containment, Anxiety Disorder Interventions Among Collaborative Projects Funded by AB Nexus Grants

The AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant program announced its inaugural round of grants totaling $625,000 for novel research projects integrating expertise from the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses. The projects selected—five new collaborations and three projects that build on existing collaborative work—represent a broad range of research themes related to basic science and translational approaches.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 02, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researcher Offers New Theory on ‘Venus’ Figurines

One of world’s earliest examples of art, the enigmatic ‘Venus’ figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus believes he’s gathered enough evidence to solve the mystery behind these curious totems. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 01, 2020
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Low Levels of Choline in Pregnant Black American Women Associated With Higher Levels of Stress

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that many pregnant Black Americans have low levels of choline, an essential nutrient that aids in prenatal brain development. Stress caused by institutional racism may play a role.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date November 16, 2020
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BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Collaborate to Advance Medicines for Genetically Driven Diseases

BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced a collaboration to advance novel research on genetically driven diseases into therapeutic applications for patients.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 21, 2020
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Some Catholic OB/GYNs Face Moral Dilemmas in Issues of Family Planning

A study of Catholic obstetrician-gynecologists shows some face moral dilemmas when dealing with issues of family planning and abortion due to their religious faith, according researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 16, 2020
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High Fructose Intake May Drive Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an evolutionary basis. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date October 16, 2020
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Summit Biolabs, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine to Develop Saliva Tests for COVID, Head and Neck Cancer

What you need to know: Summit Biolabs, an early-stage molecular diagnostics company, is partnering with the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at CU School of Medicine involving research, collaboration and development of saliva liquid-biopsy tests for early cancer detection and diagnosis of viral contagions such as COVID-19.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 14, 2020
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Act Now on Wildfires, Global Climate Change, Human Health, Study Says

Immediate actions are needed to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change that helps fuel wildfires, and ultimately affects human physical and psychological health according to a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date October 09, 2020
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Study Finds Odor-Sensing Neuron Regeneration Process is Adaptive

What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers discovered that the subtype identities of some new neurons, previously thought to be random, actually depends on odor stimulation. The study hints that life-long olfactory sensory neurogenesis may have an important adaptive function in addition to simple repair.

Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) are nasal neurons that make use of hundreds of different types of odorant receptors to analyze odorous chemicals in our external world and send that information to our brain. These neurons have the unusual ability to undergo turnover throughout life – a process understood to happen due to the special vulnerability of these neurons to environmental insults, such as viruses.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 06, 2020
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CU Anschutz Announces Unique Technology to Rapidly Screen New Drugs, Therapies

What you need to know: The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz announced a new drug discovery technology that can cut the screening time for new drug therapies by half. It will enable rapid and cost-effective screening of hundreds of thousands of potential therapies for diseases. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced a new robotic screening and imaging technology today marking a major breakthrough in the detection and treatment of disease.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 06, 2020
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BC Platforms Announces Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Joins Global Data Partner Network BCRQUEST.com

What you need to know: CCPM's significant advancements in making pharmacogenomics a standard of care are already providing benefits. With plans to expand the provision of personalized healthcare, patients will soon have access to more clinically actionable results. 

BC Platforms, a global leader in clinical and genomic data management, analytics and access, today announced that it has formed a new data partnership with the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that will incorporate clinical and genomic-consented records and biobank samples representing an ethnically diverse patient population from across the entire UCHealth system. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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High-Intensity Resistance Training in Post-Acute Care Produces Better Outcomes and Patient Experience

  • What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers are advocating that skilled nursing facilities need to change the intensity of rehabilitation provided to patients with medically complex conditions within post-acute care.

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 24, 2020
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Fructose Made in the Brain Could be a Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

What you need to know: CU Anschutz researchers released a study suggesting a possible link between high fructose levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease.

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 23, 2020
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CU Researchers Call for National Ethics Guidelines When Student Health Surveys Uncover Suicide-Risk 'Hot Spots'

  • What you need to know: CU researchers are urging national public health and education associations to produce guidance that clarifies the ethical and legal duties owed to schools when surveillance activities identify high risks of suicides. 

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 18, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Shed Light on Split-Second Decision Making

A little understood region of the cerebellum plays a critical role in making split-second `go-no go’ decisions, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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Study Finds Asymptomatic Chagas Patients are at a High Risk for Cardiac Disease

People living with Chagas disease without symptoms or signs of cardiac injury are at high risk of developing cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease, and the risk more than doubled among patients with acute infections, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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Artificial Pancreas Effectively Controls Type 1 Diabetes in Children Age 6 and Up

A clinical trial at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and three other pediatric diabetes centers in the United States has found that a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — is safe and effective at managing blood glucose levels in children as young as age six with type 1 diabetes. The trial was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. Results from the trial were published August 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 27, 2020
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Gov. Polis Proclaims Aug. 20 as Total Worker Health Day in Colorado

For the second year in a row, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has demonstrated the state’s commitment to worker health, safety, and well-being by proclaiming Aug. 20 Total Worker Health® Day. Health Links™, a program based at the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, is the champion of this officially sanctioned day.   


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date August 20, 2020
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Researchers Overturn Decades-Old Hypothesis Underlying the Incredible Sensitivity of the Mammalian Auditory System

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus challenges a decades-old hypothesis on adaptation, a key feature in how sensory cells of the inner ear (hair cells) detect sound.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 14, 2020
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Scientists Win Grant to Unravel Mystery of How Animals Track Scent

Seeking to unravel the mystery of how animals follow scent, a team of scientists from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University, have won a grant to peer deeply inside the brain as the process takes place.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 12, 2020
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Researchers Discover “Marie Kondo” Protein Which Aids in Organizing Fruit Fly Embryos

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a protein in fruit fly embryos, dubbed Marie Kondo, that destroys maternal proteins. Much like namesake, author and clutter consultant Marie Kondo, this gene removes unnecessary molecules, keeping embryos organized.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 28, 2020
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Peer Mentorship Can Be More Effective, Accessible Than Traditional Mentorship in Academic Medicine

Peer mentorship is a critical and more accessible option for professional and personal growth than traditional mentor-mentee relationships, according to a new paper from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 23, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Win Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact on Sense of Smell

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have won a grant to study why many infected with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 21, 2020
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Research Raises Concerns About Firearm Access for Alzheimer’s Population

Today, new research released from faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus looked at how caregivers address the issues of firearm safety when taking care of someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and has access to a gun.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 15, 2020
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Researchers Cast Doubt on Earlier COVID-19 Origins Study: Dogs Unlikely to have Passed Virus to Humans

A study published earlier this year claiming the coronavirus may have jumped from dogs to humans is scientifically flawed, offering no direct evidence to support its conclusions, according to a collaborative group of international researchers, including scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 14, 2020
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Pharmacy School First in Colorado to Offer Graduate-level Cannabis Education

Industry analysts say the market size of cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could generate up to $2 billion by the end of 2020 — and legal sales could earn up to $23 billion by 2025. The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry reports that 6,694 patients received a physician certification for medical cannabis in the month of April alone, bringing the total number of medical cannabis users on the state’s registry to more than 80,000. 


Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date July 13, 2020
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$9 Million CDC Grant for Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health has been awarded a $9 million five-year training and research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve worker health, safety and well-being. The award from the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides continued support for the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), under the direction of University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Lee Newman, MD, MA and Colorado State University Professor Stephen Reynolds, PhD.  


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date July 09, 2020
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Researchers Find Promising Therapy to Fight Epidemic of Liver Disease

In an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 07, 2020
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CU Healthcare Innovation Fund Closes With $50 Million in Committed Capital

The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 07, 2020
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New Study Looks at Opioid Use and Driving Outcomes Among Older Adults

A new study from faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus looks at the relationship between opioid use and driving among older adults.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 06, 2020
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Pilot Program Increases Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Colorado

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that an 18-month pilot project that trained Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to prescribe Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) was successful in increasing availability and access of services to residents of two rural Colorado counties experiencing high overdose rates. As a result of the success of the pilot project, the state legislature passed a second bill to expand MOUD into 17 counties.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date June 26, 2020
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Study: Concussion Concerns with Helmet Regulations in Girls’ Lacrosse

According to a new study, high school girls’ lacrosse players who may, but are not required to, wear flexible headgear are at a higher risk of getting a concussion from a stick or ball impact than boys’ lacrosse players, who are required to wear a hard shell helmet with a full face mask.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 25, 2020
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University of Colorado Announces the Formation of PreView Medical, Inc.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, led by CU Innovations, has partnered with serial MedTech entrepreneurs Jonathan Gasson and Sharon Lake to form PreView Medical, Inc. PreView’s clinically proven technology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment optimization of prostate cancer.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 15, 2020
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Pharmacist-Prescribed Contraception May Improve Usage in Younger, Uninsured Women

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and the rate is highest among younger women and those who are underinsured.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2020
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Study Examines Environmental Justice Impact of Senate Bill 181 in Colorado

In Colorado, Senate Bill 181 (SB19-181) is changing the way oil and gas development is regulated, and one of the main effects of the bill is a large shift towards increased local control over siting decisions. In a first of its kind study, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers in Colorado a $730,000 grant to examine the impact of the bill and whether or not shifting oil and gas decision-making to the local level will lead to fairer outcomes for marginalized communities


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary supplements, and is critical to fetal brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 27, 2020
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Nation’s Top Science Writers’ Conference Pushed to Fall 2021

The nation’s largest science journalism conference, originally scheduled to take place Oct. 9–13, 2020 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder, has been postponed until the fall of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Emerging Viral Diseases Causing Serious Issues in West Africa

In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Genes May Play Role in Weight Gain from Birth Control

A woman’s genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 12, 2020
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Regeneron and Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Announce Major New Human Genetics Research Collaboration

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced a large-scale research collaboration designed to advance the field of human genetics and precision medicine through the sharing of 450,000 DNA samples and corresponding health records from de-identified, consented patient participants in the expansive UCHealth system. The Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron, has entered into the collaboration with CCPM and will sequence these samples, producing genomic data that can be used to facilitate translational medical research and ultimately enable physicians to make better decisions for their patients. 


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date May 11, 2020
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Colorado Emergency Departments Take New Steps to Prevent Youth Suicide

A new study conducted in seven Front Range emergency departments demonstrated success in helping parents make their homes safer when a teen is distressed.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Win Grant to Study COVID-19 Effects on Heart

A team of CU Anschutz researchers, along with scientists at the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University and others, have won a grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 01, 2020
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First Responders Honor Local Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

As a show of support to the front-line healthcare heroes, the University of Colorado Police planned a procession that was held last night on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The event was led by federal and local police, fire departments, and other law enforcement officials. The motorcade saluted hospital staff with a display of lights and sirens while driving by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, next to the campus. The procession was visible from the windows of all three hospitals, and the Children’s One helicopter crew flew multiple laps around the campus to showcase appreciation for our healthcare workers.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 24, 2020
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Study Finds Provider Capacity to Expand Abortion – Implications for Access During COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that interest in abortion care among advance practice clinicians (APCs) in Colorado is substantial, though barriers must be addressed in order to increase access with APCs (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician’s assistants).


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

On March 27, Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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State Provides COVID-19 Modeling Data

On April 5, the state released additional COVID-19 modeling data to the public. Governor Jared Polis first provided an in-depth analysis of the data during a press conference on March 27. The state will continue to review data as it evolves to inform future policy decisions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Assessing Childhood Experiences and Mood Symptoms May Help Enhance Executive Function in Women Post-Surgical Menopause

Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to a new study published in Menopause.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 26, 2020
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Young Sugarcane Workers at High Risk of Kidney Function Decline

Researchers from the Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) at the Colorado School of Public Health have published a paper in PLoS-ONE, studying the decline in kidney function for young, first-time sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The study, led by University of Colorado Instructor Miranda Dally, is the first to examine kidney function decline in workers starting their first day on a job with a high risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu), a rising epidemic in rural workers in Central and South America.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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New Study Identifies Valuable Tool for Treating Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2030. However, recent developments in staging and treatment provide options to improve the long-term survival rate for an otherwise devastating diagnosis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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Predicting Appropriate Opioid Prescriptions Post-Cesarean Delivery

Knowing the amount of opioids taken following cesarean section surgery and before discharge can inform individualized prescriptions and cut down on unnecessary, leftover pills that could be used for non-medical purposes, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date March 09, 2020
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Despite Burdens Most Pediatricians Very Supportive of National Vaccination Program

Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 21, 2020
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Changes to Title X Mean Contraception Access for Teens Could Worsen Nationwide, Study Shows

Many teens lost access to confidential family planning services in Texas due to family planning budget cuts and loss of Title X funds, says a new study led by the University of Colorado College of Nursing just published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Lack of clarity around parental consent laws, confusion among staff, and funding uncertainty made it more difficult for organizations to provide confidential, low-cost, and quality services to teens. This research suggests that contraception access for teens throughout the nation could worsen as new changes to Title X are implemented.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date February 19, 2020
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Parenting Elective Lets Physicians Spend More Time With Their Babies

A novel, four-week parenting rotation designed for pediatric residents has dramatically increased the amount of time resident parents can spend at home with their babies, according to a study by researchers at the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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New Research Looks at Type 1 Diabetes and Changes in the Environment

Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined whether any environmental exposures can explain why type 1 diabetes is on the rise. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 31, 2020
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Study Shows Promising New Web Approach to Prevent Firearm Suicide

Access to firearms and other lethal methods of suicide during periods of risk can make it more likely that a suicide attempt will end in death. Yet many patients with suicidal thoughts or behaviors receive no counseling about this from healthcare providers, and many have questions about options for firearm or medication storage.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 29, 2020
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Groundbreaking Device Enables 30 Days of Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring

BioIntelliSense, Inc., a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, today announces the U.S. commercial launch of its medical grade Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA 510(k) clearance of the BioSticker™ on-body sensor for scalable remote care. BioIntelliSense offers a new standard for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) by combining an effortless patient experience with medical grade clinical accuracy and cost-effective data services.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 28, 2020
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Voting and Polling Center Coming to CU Anschutz

Voting just got easier for members of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, as well as for residents living in close proximity to the campus. A new, on-campus Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) will be open March 2-3 for the Presidential Primary Election. In addition, a 24-hour drop box will be available on campus, starting on Feb. 10, for ballot drop-off.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 27, 2020
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Traumatic Brain Injury Study Coming to University of Colorado Hospital

A nationwide clinical trial involving patients with severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is coming to the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), which is one of 45 sites around the country selected to participate in the study.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Grant To Help CU Anschutz Researcher Learn Why Therapeutic Horseback Riding Benefits Autistic Children

After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher and Children’s Hospital Colorado psychologist, Dr. Robin Gabriels, has received a $2.5 million grant to investigate why the therapy works. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 21, 2020
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Lactate May Prompt Cancer Formation, CU Anschutz Study Shows

A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Involving Family in Care for Bipolar Disorder Helps Children and Teens Stay Healthier

Children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Children's Hospital Colorado Uncovers Largest US Outbreak of Neurologic Disease to Date

The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published the results of an observational study led by researchers on Children's Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease and Neurology teams, along with counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The study was conducted from March 1 to November 30, 2018, and led to a discovery of the largest outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) in the United States.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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Few Consider Religious Affiliation of Their Hospital, Don’t Want Religious Restrictions on Healthcare

A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn’t want religious doctrine dictating their healthcare choices, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 02, 2020
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Celebrated Ancient Egyptian Woman Physician Likely Never Existed, Says Researcher

For decades, an ancient Egyptian known as Merit Ptah has been celebrated as the first female physician and a role model for women entering medicine. Yet a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus now says she never existed and is an example of how misconceptions can spread.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 18, 2019
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Long-Acting Contraception has Proven Highly Effective but Restricted in Some Hospitals

Long-acting reversible contraceptives like intrauterine implants have greatly reduced unintended pregnancies and abortions, but government protections allowing religious hospitals to restrict care are limiting access to health care consumers, according to an expert at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 17, 2019
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High Doses of Vitamin D for Critically Ill Patients Yield Minimal Benefit

A major study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network into whether high doses of vitamin D can improve health outcomes for critically ill patients has concluded that such supplements do not reduce mortality or improve other non-fatal outcomes.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 12, 2019
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CU Anschutz Professor Tabbed a Team USA Physician for 2020 Olympics

Christina Yannetsos, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named a physician for Team USA for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 10, 2019
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Infant Morbidity Decreases with Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

Colorado is taking a critical step to protect low-income women during their pregnancy through incentive-based smoking cessation interventions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows a significant reduction in infant morbidity due to the program.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2019
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Skin Disease Researchers Win Renewed Grants

National leaders in research to cure debilitating skin diseases based at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have won a second NIH grant to further investigations of innovative treatments.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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AVITA Medical Teams With Gates Center to Advance Therapeutic Skin Restoration

AVITA Medical (ASX: AVH, NASDAQ: RCEL), a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, and scientists at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have announced a preclinical research collaboration to establish proof-of-concept and explore further development of a spray-on treatment of genetically modified cells for patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), with potential applicability to other genetic skin disorders.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Researchers Find Long-Term Benefits of Nurse Home Visits for New Mothers and Infants

Home visits by nurses to check on infants and first-time mothers offer learning benefits for the children and savings in the cost of public welfare programs, according to new research published in December 2019 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 22, 2019
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Researchers Create Model to Predict Children Likely to Go Into Septic Shock

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have developed a unique model allowing them to predict which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock, a life-threatening condition.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date November 13, 2019
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University of Colorado Anschutz, Boulder Campuses to Expand Research Collaboration

A new era of research collaboration is unfolding at the University of Colorado. The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are moving forward together on a bold plan to enhance research collaborations with the aim of generating knowledge that improves human health and spurs innovation and economic development.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 07, 2019
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CU Anschutz Takes on Dementia and Firearm Safety to Prevent Injuries

Today, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Safety in Dementia website, the first comprehensive online resource to help caregivers navigate issues related to firearm access and dementia. Before now, there’s been a lack of public resources available on steps to take when someone has dementia and firearms are in the home.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 05, 2019
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CU Anschutz to Co-Host Nation’s Largest Science Journalism Conference in 2020

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus will welcome hundreds of science journalists, storytellers and organizational communicators to their respective campuses Oct. 9-13, 2020, for ScienceWriters2020 (#sciwri20).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 04, 2019
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Colorado School of Public Health Named One of 25 CDC Funded Prevention Research Centers

Across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support 25 university-based Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) that serve a vital role within the public health system by identifying new approaches to promote health and prevent disease. The Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and its Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) will receive more than $3.7 million over the next five years to address the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, household dysfunction by working with the school’s long-term partners and community leaders in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date October 24, 2019
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CU Anschutz Awarded Grant to Drive Commercialization of Academic Discoveries

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded $4 million over the next four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant. As a result, the university is now part of a national network of research institutions sharing best practices around commercialization of academic discoveries.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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CU Anschutz designated ‘Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus’

In recognition of its commitment to student health, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has earned the “Skin Smart Campus Award” from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).


Author Staff | Publish Date October 11, 2019
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Research Supports Expanding Insurance Coverage of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

 

Research conducted by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provides evidence to support expansion of insurance plan coverage of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a simple maternal blood draw which screens for fetal chromosomal disorders including trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), to women under the age of 35.


Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date October 08, 2019
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus launches first-ever national marketing campaign

United by a mission to remove barriers, advance research and improve lives, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with its hospital partners, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, today launched its first-ever marketing campaign: This Is Breakthrough.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 30, 2019
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Are toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Colorado?

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received notification of a $1 million, first-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to address the human health effects of contaminated drinking water in El Paso County, Colorado. The grant is part of the first major study to look at exposure nationwide; six other sites are also being funded to total $7 million this year.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date September 23, 2019
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Religious hospitals often fail to supply family planning care

Nearly half of all Catholic and other religious hospitals fail to comply with required abortion and family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents, putting women at potential risk, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region of the human genome that gives rise to a variety of disease, setting the stage to potentially test for the conditions in the future.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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Study: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method “fast MRI” is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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CU researchers identify potential target for cardiac fibrosis treatment

A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement

Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows that physicians’ delivery and communication practices must improve to boost vaccination completion rates.
Health care providers must also learn to deal with parents hesitant to get their children vaccinated with HPV vaccine.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 16, 2019
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First out-of-home gun storage map to prevent suicide

Faculty members at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Colorado Gun Storage Map, the first online out-of-home firearm storage map in the country. Until now, there’s been no web-based resource to link community members and clinicians to off-site storage options, such as firearm retailers or law enforcement agencies, during times of crisis. The new resource was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, a group of gun shop owners, firearms trainers, and public health researchers who share a goal of preventing suicide.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 26, 2019
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Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change

An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate change, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 22, 2019
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Researchers discover why intense light can protect cardiovascular health

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene that bolsters blood vessels and offers protection against heart attacks.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 08, 2019
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Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby’s brain development

A team of researchers led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 02, 2019
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Evidence of relationship between birth defects and oil, gas activity

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 18, 2019
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CU Anschutz researchers win grant to commercialize miniature microscope

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a grant to commercialize a miniature microscope that fits on the head of a mouse and can peer deeply inside the living brain.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 01, 2019
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Scientists demonstrate the advantages of diverse populations when compiling genetic data

AURORA, Colo. (June 19, 2019) – Relying strictly on genetic data from those of European descent, rather than more diverse populations, can exacerbate existing disease and increase health care disparities, according to new research.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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