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CU researchers unraveling what’s behind the sniffles

Blowing nose

AURORA, Colo. (April 11, 14) – Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments – the runny nose. Understanding the cause could lead to a cure.

Burden of diabetic ketoacidosis still unacceptably high

Blood sugar test

AURORA, Colo. (March 31, 2014) - Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families.

Bioscience 2 Opening: A new idea, a new building

ANSCHUTZ, Colo. (March 26, 2014) - A new venture next to the Anschutz Medical Campus will take the unusual step of combining research, business and education under one roof.

Research breakthrough explores severity of autism symptoms

AURORA, Colo. (March 24, 2014) – The same gene family that may have helped the human brain become large and complex also is linked to the severity of autism, research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shows.

Parents matter more than they think in how their children eat

Family dinner

AURORA, Colo. (March 17, 2014) - A new study by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that parents influence how much children eat more than they may think.

Racial disparities in childbirth more environmental than genetic


DENVER (March 13, 2014) A new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories Vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight between African-Americans and whites.

March is Dress in Blue Month

Fox Fox31’s Good Day Colorado 'Dress in Blue'

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (March 12, 2014) - The month of March is set aside for colorectal cancer awareness.

Breakthrough drug on fast-track to help leukemia patients

Dan Pollyea, MD, MS talking to Senator Michael Bennet

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2014) - A University of Colorado researcher leads a national clinical trial for new leukemia treatment. The approach works so well the federal government put it on a fast track to approval.

Leading experts to discuss new marijuana laws and public health

Cannabis leaf

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Leading experts in a variety of public policy and medical fields will hold a symposium next month to discuss the medical and societal implications of Colorado’s new marijuana laws.

Give Kids a Smile Day at School of Dental Medicine

DDS student Yoon with patient

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2014) - For a dozen years, young smiles have been brightened at the CU School of Dental Medicine (SDM) as part of the annual Colorado Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Day - most recently on Feb. 7.

Hands-on experience for Skinner Middle School students at CU Anschutz

College 4 YOU students at the School of Dental Medicine

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2014) - A group of middle school students recently got a 'hands-on' opportunity to use real equipment to perform dental procedures and see how other of the latest medical equipment is used.

Thousands of unvaccinated adults die of preventable diseases

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2014) - While adults make up 95 percent of those that die annually from vaccine preventable diseases, a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that their vaccination rates remain stubbornly low.

CU Denver 2013 best-performing education blood drive partner

Ryan Bennett donates blood

DENVER (Feb. 4, 2014) - For 2013, the University of Colorado at Denver hosted 14 blood drives resulting in the collection of 1022 units earning CU Denver bragging rights as the year’s best performing education blood drive partner for Bonfils Blood Center.

New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

CU Altitude Research Center

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) – After months of planning, the University of Colorado Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) clinic is up and running, offering advice and treatment to a wide range of travelers.

Marion Downs Hearing Center closer to new facility

Herman Jenkins, MD, Marion Downs, Donny Osmond and John Schneider

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) - A family of famous entertainers has come together to help raise money for the Marion Downs Hearing Center. For the Osmond Family, helping those with hearing loss is a passion.

Weight loss leads to fertility hope

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2014) - Good advice, one-on-one guidance and personal motivation helped Kristina Colson lose 25 pounds and reduce symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome, a major cause of infertility in women

A foot in two worlds

Marco Celada

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2014) – Marco Celada has been bouncing between Colorado and Guatemala for years, first as an exchange student, then fleeing a brutal civil war and now as director of a new medical facility.

Boedecker Foundation grant for cardiac care and research

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Donor George Boedecker helped to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the newly renamed Boedecker Foundation Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gym.

Is high uric acid predisposing diabetic patients to kidney disease?

Uric acid 3d

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2014) - A study newly awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will look at whether lowering uric acid levels can prevent people with type 1 diabetes from needing hemodialysis or kidney transplant.

Celebrating a legacy in hearing loss screening

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2014) - Downs will be spending her 100th birthday Jan. 26 with members of the Osmond family. The event will honor Olive Osmond and officially announce plans for a new building to house the programs she pioneered.

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