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News from August 2009:

Drug significantly improves smoking-caused lung damage in former smokers

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2009) - Iloprost, a drug used regularly to treat high blood pressure in the lungs, has been found to significantly improve the damage in former smokers.

Tribute - Richard Sanders

Richard Sandars

DENVER (Aug. 5, 2009) National Forensic Pioneer and UC Denver Professor Richard Sanders died August 3, 2009.

School of Dental Medicine recieves $1.5 million gift for improvement of children's oral health

AURORA, Colo. (August 12, 2009) – The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Dental Medicine announced today a new gift aimed at improving children’s oral health.

New blood bank offers hope for multiple sclerosis research aiming to find a cause

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2009) – The answers to the mysteries of multiple sclerosis (MS) may one day be found in an area where research has yet to explore.

New report outlines teacher ID system

DENVER (Aug. 12, 2009) - When the Colorado Legislature enacted HB-1065 last session, it launched the state on the path toward creating a unique teacher identifier system.

College of Nursing professor receives nearly $1 million grant

AURORA, Colo., (Aug. 12, 2009) - There are significant mental health needs in the state of Colorado.

Innovative Healthcare Training Center opens at School of Medicine

The Colorado WIN Partners now will manage the operation of the Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Center (WELLS Center)....

Researcher receives funding to investigate possible Parkinson’s application of liver disease drug

Photo of Dr. Curt Freed, Parkinson's researcher

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 17, 2009) – Dr. Curt Freed is testing a new clinical strategy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease thanks to a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) through their 2009 Rapid Response Innovation Awards.

Researchers find safer method for transforming skin cells into stem cells

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2009) – Researchers at UC Denver’s School of Medicine have announced a new way to convert human skin cells to stem cells.

New Findings on Effective Interventions in Weight Loss

AURORA, Colo. High-intensity interventions often times lead to a 5 percent weight loss in obese or overweight patients.

Post-doctoral fellow awarded AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Erica McCoy

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 31, 2009) – Erica McCoy of University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine has received a 2009-2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

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