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One-Shot Vaccination for Babies

​A "one and done" vaccination shot under development would eliminate multiple booster shots and provide instant immunity, doctors say.

Massive Study Delves into Autism Causes

​Anschutz Medical Campus researchers are looking for 50,000 people diagnosed with autism and their families to better understand genetics of the condition.

Push for Autoimmunity Screenings

CU researchers will screen thousands of Denver area kids for diabetes and celiac disease to make the case for screenings to avoid serious and expensive crises.

Lactate Buildup Link to Cancer

​Lactate, long associated with aches and pains in athletes, is a necessary ingredient in cancer development and may explain why people who exercise have lower rates of the disease.

Nut Allergies Vary

Most people with nut allergies are able to eat some types of nuts; skin and blood tests designed to predict allergens are often inaccurate.

Bad Sleep Can Indicate MS

MS sufferers have worse sleep problems than most insomniacs, a CU professor says, including extreme fatigue, leg spasms and sleep apnea.

Antidote for Chemical Weapons

A CU physician is conducting research to develop antidotes to chemical weapons like the ones used in Syria.

Beans and Rice to Fight Cancer

A daily meal of beans and rice can offer protection from obesity, heart disease and some cancers, say researchers at CU Cancer Center and Colorado State University.

Stick to a Food Schedule

When should you eat and how often? CU doctors say numerous studies don't always back up popular belief.

Can Fad Diets Help Your Health?

An examination of more than a dozen nutrition studies shows that the best diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, a CU physician says.

How to Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset

No vaccine exists to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, but a CU specialist says healthy lifestyle changes can help boost the immune system and halt onset of the disease.

Link Between Anorexia and Celiac Disease

A CU-led study shows that women with celiac disease are more likely to develop anorexia nervosa as well.

Daily Fruit Juice OK for Kids

A daily glass of 100 percent fruit juice won't cause children to gain weight, researchers say.

Proposed NIH Funding Cuts

Proposed NIH funding cuts will devastate research efforts that are saving lives in Colorado and around the country, a CU scientist says.

Sports Out of Reach for Poor Families

Playing sports can benefit children academically, socially and physically, but most poor families can't afford to participate.