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2014’s Most and Least Educated Cities
The key to developing a more educated population in the USA is to reduce poverty and work to eliminate socioeconomic class stratification,” said Robert M. Talbot III, assistant professor of science education, University of Colorado Denver.
Wallet Hub9/22/2014
Colorado colleges seeing more Hispanic and minority enrollment
More than half of the new freshmen enrolled this fall at the University of Colorado Denver are minorities — the first time the school had a majority of minorities in its freshman class.
Denver Post9/17/2014
Ray Rice, The NFL, and Our Kids
We asked Barbara Paradiso, the director of the Center on Domestic Violence at CU Denver, for the three ways to include your children in the national conversation on domestic abuse.
NYT's Dowd inspires campaign to educate Colorado about pot edibles
"If you smoke (marijuana) it's in your brain almost immediately. So, the effects start very rapidly. You can have an edible and not feel much right away. Up to an hour or two hours, three hours later you can start feeling the effects. It's slower onset, and it lasts longer," said Paula Riggs, director of the division of substance dependence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
CBS Sports' James Brown: 'More than 3 women per day' are killed by their partner
Callie Rennison is a University of Colorado Denver public affairs professor who analyzes crime trends. Crunching federal figures, Rennison found 3.3 women died at the hands of their intimate partners per day in 2010.
Tampa Bay Times9/16/2014
Hispanic Heritage Month looks at culture's contributions
"I think the big thing is to try to recognize the culture of folks of Hispanic/Latino origin and the types of contributions they've made to the United States," said Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, an associate professor at CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development. Hipolito-Delgado specializes in the study of ethnic identities.
Corporal punishment not effective long-term, experts say
"There are cultures that say, 'If you don't punish a child with a whuppin', it won't work,' " said Ruben Anguiano, associate professor in the Human Development and Family Relations Program at the University of Colorado Denver.
Denver Post9/15/2014
Colorado doctors warn that sepsis can be a hidden killer in hospitals
Sepsis occurs when the body's response to infection — inflammation — is so out of control it injures tissues and causes organ failure, said Dr. Richard Zane, chair of the emergency department at the University of Colorado Hospital. "Sepsis is a killer, and sepsis is a time-dependent disease," Zane said.
Denver Post9/15/2014
Scientists Find Protein that Blocks Cancer Growth
A team of researchers has found a new way to block the activity of a protein that is known to drive cancer growth. University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers stated that a protein called Ral is linked to the growth and spread of pancreatic, prostate, lung, colon and bladder cancers.
Nature World News9/15/2014
Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence
The fact that Miss America contestants are talking about domestic violence is a good thing, says Barbara Paradiso, director of the Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver.
CU Denver unbolts door on $60.5 million Auraria building (Slideshow)
The University of Colorado Denver's $60.5 million Auraria campus building devoted only to CU Denver students will be completed Tuesday.
Denver Business Journal9/8/2014
Experts to debate challenges of regulating stoned driving
Stone driving has been a hot topic in Colorado since recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in 2012 and went into effect in January. On Friday, it will be front and center at CU Denver. Experts will talk about the challenges of regulated stoned driving. Many people have called the growing number of stoned drivers concerning.
Fox 31 KDVR.com9/5/2014
Researchers target DNA to improve cancer treatments; CU School of Medicine isolating broken genes
But at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, researchers such as Dr. Robert Doebele are making major strides. In the past, cancer was treated with chemotherapy -- it might work, it might not. But with DNA testing, doctors can find the broken gene for each individual patient and prescribe drugs to target it specifically.
ABC 7 News9/5/2014
Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Patients
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado, Denver will study the genes of those with a kind of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome who have been treated with a strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web.
CU Denver researchers analyzing ISIS videos
Researchers at University of Colorado Denver are pouring through videos released by the Islamic State showing the apparent beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Study: Out With Low Fat, In With Low Carbs To Lose Weight
“I turned on the news and it said, ‘Eat more fat.’ Oh my gosh, such a wrong thing to tell people,” said Dr. Jim Hill, Executive Director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and WellnessCenter.
Colorado researchers probe Parkinson's disease causes, treatments
Epidemiologist Katherine James, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is preparing to publish results of an ecological study looking at a large population, 330,000 Medicare patients in 2007, with ZIP codes across the state, matched up with their potential exposure to atrazine.
Daily Camera9/1/2014
Anschutz Medical Campus takes shape as a veritable city of health
Seven years after the former Fitzsimons Army post was redeveloped as a hub for health care, education and research, the campus is doing exactly what it was created to do: breeding companies based on research developed at the hospitals and school on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Colorado Biz9/1/2014
Saline IV shortage: Searching for a solution
Hospitals are changing the way they use saline, and by extension the way they practice medicine. "We're being more efficient," said Gerry Barber, coordinator for Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Denver Post8/31/2014
What smart cities can learn from Denver
Tom Noel, a.k.a. Dr. Colorado, teaches history at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), points to 52 historic districts in Denver and 334 individual landmarks -- numbers that are said to be higher than any other city with a comparable population.
Pop City8/27/2014