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Polio-Like Illness Study Model

Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in 2014.

CU Cancer Center Excellence

The CU Cancer Center has earned a prestigious grant from the National Cancer Institute and is designated a “comprehensive cancer center”, recognizing the Center’s excellence in all aspects of care and research.

Diabetes Conference for Patients, Doctors

CU's Barbara Davis Center, one of the nation's top diabetes treatment and research centers, will host a conference to help doctors and patients benefit from cutting edge treatments.

Informed Consent Lessons

​CU medical students receive lessons in informed consent to make sure patients are fully aware ​of treatments' risks and benefits.

Flu Shot Protocol for Eczema Patients

Patients with eczema should receive flu shots to the muscle because their skin is often colonized by other bacteria.

Low Protein-Obesity Link

Poor women in Latin America are more likely to be obese because they eat less protein but consume more calories, researchers say.

Carnivorous Plant Evolution

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the Australian pitcher plant and discovered a key to the mystery of how those plants became predatory.

Kidney Failure Care for Immigrants

Failing to provide scheduled dialysis treatments to undocumented immigrants with kidney failure means states pay higher costs for care and patients face greater pain and distress.

Marijuana Stunts Fetal Brain Development

Many pregnant women use marijuana, but doctors warn that the drug can impact the child's intelligence and self-control.

Battle Against Dry Winter Skin, Eyes

Losing the battle against dry winter skin and eyes? Here are some tips to keep yourself lubricated and comfortable.

Hydrogen Peroxide Dangers

Devotees of drinking highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide are risking injury or death, a CU researcher says.

Nanomedicine Fights Superbugs

CU researchers say nanomedicine will help defeat bacteria that resist antibiotics.

Doctors, Patients Avoid End-of-Life Talks

A CU study shows that both doctors and terminal cancer patients tend to avoid talking about the patient's prognosis following negative scan results.

Double Up on Sun Protection

Sunscreen and shade used separately are not enough to prevent sunburn. Use both for full protection, a CU doctor says.

Helping Cats and People

CU researchers are studying a feline immunodeficiency virus to improve the lives of cats and to better understand human immunodeficiency virus.