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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News


Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Scientists are on the lookout for the next pandemic.

Pre-Health Majors Boom

Hundreds of CU Denver students are joining the pre-health ranks in hopes of becoming doctors or nurses.

Snow Shoveling Tips

Think you know how to shovel snow? Check these tips to avoid hurting yourself.

Vaccine Reminders Work

Childhood immunization rates would improve with a centralized notification system that reminded families when immunizations were due, CU researchers say.

Chicken Pox, Shingles Link

A CU study links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis.

Treating Allergies, Asthma

Researchers have discovered more than 30 genes that have strong effects on Immunoglobulin E (IgE), allergies and asthma.

Link to Liver Disease in CF Patients

CU researchers have found a possible cause of liver disease in adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

Doctors Recommend Massage

Patients with cancer, heart problems and other major ailments can benefit from a medical massage, a CU physician says.

Genetic Screening Helps Couple

Genetic screening helped one Colorado couple have healthy children, but some argue it creates designer babies.

RNA Research Breakthrough

CU researchers have found an RNA structure-based signal that spans billions of years of evolutionary divergence between different types of cells.

Pulmonary Hypertension Grant

A $10.2 million, four-year federal grant will support a lung bank to improve research opportunities into the causes and potential treatments for lung disease.

Doctors Debate Right to Die Law

Two CU physicians debate the ethics of a proposed Colorado "Right to Die" law.

Personalized Medicine Chief Named

Kathleen Barnes, PhD, has been named head of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine in the CU Department of Medicine.

Driving Richard Home

A widow tells of the journey to bring home the ashes of her husband, who had donated his body to CU School of Medicine students.

Rise in Mutilation Cases

A CU gynecologist says female genital mutilation cases are becoming more common in Denver.