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New STEM School for Campus

A school for sixth- through 12th graders studying science, technology, engineering and math will open by 2019 next to campus, where research and laboratories will extend students' learning opportunities.

Drug Pressure Drug Prevents Diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk, according to researchers at CU and the University of Florida.

Overweight and Healthy

Can you be healthy if you're overweight? Not obese - just overweight? Exercise and diet can help, but weighing more than you should is risky for your health, a CU doctor says.

Low Sodium Linked to Impaired Thinking

Low sodium levels, often caused by prescription drugs, can cause mental impairment in older men.

Hide Button Batteries From Kids

Doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado say kids are getting sick and dying after swallowing button batteries.

Treatment for Diastolic Dysfunction

Researchers at the CU School of Medicine have identified a potential treatment target for patients with a common type of heart failure.

Immune System Flags Alzheimer's

A CU study shows the immune system displays signs of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

High Intensity Exercise Eases Parkinson's

High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases the worsening of motor symptoms for Parkinson's patients, a CU study shows.

Elevation Gain = Drop in Performance

Elevation gain should be taken seriously: for every 1,000 feet gained, there's a 10 percent drop in a body’s ability to transport oxygen and 20 percent drop in time to exhaustion, a CU researcher says.

Minimal Exercise Can Help

Exercise. Even doing less than the 2.5 hours a week recommended for good health is still helpful, a CU physician says.

Guidelines for Pneumonia Vaccine Unclear

A CU study shows that primary care physicians are unclear on age and frequency guidelines for the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine, which may be the reason vaccination rates are low.

Alzheimer's Studies Progress

Several studies are making progress into treatments for Alzheimer's disease, including a leukine study at the CU School of Medicine.

Terry J. Fry, M.D., Joins University of Colorado School of Medicine

Terry J Fry MD

Terry J. ​Fry, MD, one of the first scientists to develop cellular therapy to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children, joins CU​.

Alternatives to Opioids

A groundbreaking study that encouraged hospitals to prescribe non-opioid pain kiillers showed a 36 percent drop in opioid prescriptions.

Radiation Works for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Fewer people die of early-stage lung cancer following radiation treatment than surgery, a CU Cancer Center study shows.