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January 2011


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News from January 2011:

Obesity research targets brain use of fatty acids

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.

More people dying from drug overdose

DENVER (Jan. 4, 2011) – A study from the University of Colorado Denver has found a substantial increase in U.S. rates of death due to drug overdoses.

Deaths during childbirth from anesthesia plummet

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 5, 2010) - The number of women dying during childbirth due to anesthesia has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades.

Nonprofits play critical role in disaster relief and recovery

DENVER (Jan. 7, 2010) – The study of Alaska rivers flood recovery effort in 2009 reveals dramatic contributions made by the nonprofit community.

Researchers discover way to halt lung inflammation in animal models

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2011) - Acute inflammation of the lung is a poorly recognized human disease that develops in surprising and unexpected ways.

University of Colorado Denver Seeks Input in Preparation for Accreditation Evaluation

Denver (Jan.14, 2011) - The University of Colorado Denver seeks comments from the public in preparation for its 10-year regional accreditation evaluation.

Beverly Buck appointed to Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families board

Beverly Buck

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2011) – Beverly Buck is one of five new members appointed to the national board of Grantmakers in Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF).

School of Medicine gets $3.9 million grant

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2011) - A new program designed to create comprehensive, integrated, whole-person health care systems has received a $3.9 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread

Dan Theodorescu

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2011)--Cancer scientists have designed the first molecular test to predict which bladder cancer patients may have cancer involvement in their lymph nodes at the time of surgery.

University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers investigate how a popular diabetes drug may accelerate lung cancer metastases

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2011) --Two diabetes drugs taken by millions of Americans and believed to prevent lung cancer in some patients could speed up cancer metastases in others, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

New study finds reminders for immunizations challenging for pediatric practices

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2011) – A new study explores the barriers, facilitators and alternative approaches to providers sending reminder notices for immunization using a statewide immunization registry.

New executive director joins University Physicians, Inc.

Jane Schumaker

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2011) –University Physicians, Inc., the University of Colorado School of Medicine practice plan, has a new leader. Jane T. Schumaker will become executive director and chief executive officer of UPI.

Bon Jovi benefit raises $1 million

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2011) – With rock ‘n roll by Bon Jovi and generosity supplied by The Anschutz Foundation, the University of Colorado Hospital raised over $1 million for its Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR).

Technology grant will help personalize medicine

AURORA, Colo. (Jan.25, 2011) – A federal grant totaling $2.2 million shows how the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Anschutz Medical Campus are using technology to advance the cutting-edge field of personalized medicine.

Early mammograms save lives

New study shows early mammograms save more lives

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 27. 2011) - A new study questions recent recommendations on mammograms, saying early screenings save lives.

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