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High school lacrosse players at risk for concussions and other injuries

High school lacrosse players

AURORA, Colo. (July 22, 2014) - With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Study shows widespread oral health problems among Navajo

Terry Batliner, DDS

AURORA, Colo. (July 8, 2014) -A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health show that despite modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indian overall.

State leaders get firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience research

State leaders visit bioscience research labs

AURORA, Colo. (July 3, 2014) - On June 6, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and more than 45 state leaders got a firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience industry and the vital research being carried out at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Officials: Personalized medicine research must continue

Anschutz Medical Campus leaders key experts in first week of Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (July 1, 2014)—While the Anschutz Medical Campus and other research institutions are on the "cusp of revolutionizing medical care," health officials worry that current momentum could be jeopardized by the high cost of personalized medicine.

Barriers stop many older Americans from taking driving tests

AURORA, Colo. (June 30, 2014) - As the American population continues to age, new research is showing significant barriers to evaluations important to the continued safety and competence of older drivers.

Potter provides Alzheimer's research insight at Aspen Ideas Fest

Dr. Huntington Potter of the Anschutz Medical Campus talks about Alzheimer's research at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (June 30, 2014)-The film "Alive Inside" delivered an emotional wallop, while Dr. Huntington Potter, Ph.D., infused a post-film discussion with his research-based insights into Alzheimer's disease.

Leading diabetes researcher Dr. Rewers says race on to stem disease

Dr. Rewers talks about advances in diabetes research at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (June 30, 2014)—With rates of childhood diabetes on the rise—numbers double every 20 years—the race is on to discover a vaccine or possibly a special diet to stem the disease, says leading diabetes researcher Dr. Rewers ofAnschutz Medical Campus.

More cyclists on road can mean less collisions

DENVER (June 24, 2014) - A CU Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road.

Study finds serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities

Stapleton, local road width 30' cross-section

DENVER (June 10, 2014) - As New Urbanist communities expand nationwide, a study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the increasing challenges of blancing complex traffic engineering systems with the ideals of walkable sustainable neighborhoods.

Study shows gap between public health and transportation policy

Pedestrian crossing (Photo from Naples News, Florida)

DENVER (June 2, 2014) - A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows public health issues are often ignored in many transportation projects, especially when major roads are built through lower-income neighborhoods.

Diet beverages shown to play positive role in dieters’ weight loss


AURORA, Colo. (May 26, 2014)– A groundbreaking new study released today by the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center confirms definitively that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight.

CU Cancer Center helps speed drug approvals

Dr. Ross Camidge shares a laugh with patient Michael Moore at University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (May 21, 2014)—Cancer patient Michael Moore got a dose of good news Monday. He learned that a clinical trial drug, which has helped him and other patients, received "breakthrough therapy" designation from the FDA.

$2.6 million grant to help CU research and treat pediatric stroke

The Ewert Family

AURORA, Colo. (May 19, 2014) -- At age 3, Trevor Ewert had four strokes. Now, five years later, he's doing well and is a model for what a team at the Anschutz Medical Campus hopes to accompish with a $2.6 million grant focusing on childhood stroke.

Former prisoners, parolees turn to ER for care

AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2014) - Returning to their communities from correctional facilities can be difficult for former prisoners. Add to the list of challenges a high risk of winding up in the emergency department or the hospital.

Statins given early decrease progression of kidney disease


AURORA, Colo. (May 8, 2014) - A CU School of Medicine study shows that pravastatin, a common treatment for high cholesterol, also slows down the growth of kidney cysts in children and young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Large increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

Blood sugar test on child's finger

AURORA, Colo. (May 5, 2014) - In a study that included data from over three million children and adolescents, researchers found an upsurge in type 1 and type 2 diabetes between 2001 and 2009.

Anschutz campus hosts Aspen Ideas Festival preview

Kathy Walsh and Huntington Potter at the Aspen Ideas Festival

The groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease carried out at the Anschutz Medical Campus was one of the main topics at “An Evening of Conversation” to preview the 10th annual Aspen Ideas Festival.

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

DENVER (April 22, 2014) - Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it.

Seventh-graders raise money for Alzheimer's research

Huntington Potter accepts check from Graland Country Day School students

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2014) - A $3,000 check from local seventh-graders was presented to the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado School of Medicine to aid research into Alzheimer’s disease.

Former CU president Albino leads project on oral health of underserved kids

Former CU president Judith Albino

AURORA, Colo. (April 15, 2014) - Judith Albino, the first woman president of the University of Colorado, now leads a CU project to address crucial oral health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

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