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Musiba joins elite team at Rising Star anthropological expedition

Charles Musiba, CU Denver anthropology professor, identifies hominid bones as part of research team in South Africa

DENVER—A trove of ancient bones is as irresistible as it gets for an anthropologist. That's why Charles Musiba, PhD, jumped at the call to join an elite group of researchers in South Africa for the Rising Star Expedition.

Economic disparities impact infant health

Cute baby

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2014) - Women who are poor have higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a CU Denver study.

How zoning regulations can impact location of marijuana dispensaries

Marijuana storefront

DENVER (August 18, 2014) – Municipal zoning regulations may push marijuana dispensaries into low income, minority areas, according to a study just released by the University of Colorado Denver.

Study shows links between city design and health

Denver bicyclist

DENVER (Aug. 11, 2014) - In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, a CU Denver researcher has discovered that older, more compact cities promote more walking and biking and are generally healthier than many newer communities.

Study shows excess parking at some Denver sports stadiums

Pepsi Center parking lot

DENVER (Aug. 4, 2014) - Sports stadiums in Denver suffer from excess parking creating unattractive concrete spaces, heat islands and missed economic opportunities, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver.

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).

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