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Junior-Senior Research Pairings

A CU program to pair junior and senior researchers has increased the number of grants awarded.

Should You Eat Before Exercise?

You'll burn more calories if you fast before doing cardio, a CU researcher says, but that doesn't work well for everyone.

Link Between West Nile and Memory Loss

CU researchers say inflammation is the cause of memory loss in the most severe cases of West Nile virus.

Staph Infection Vaccine Study

University of Colorado Hospital is testing a vaccine to prevent deadly staph infections.

Nutrition, Brain Development Study

Pregnant women and families with healthy infants are invited to participate in a study researching the relationship between nutrition and brain health.

Gunshot Wounds Grow Deadlier

Gunshot wounds at Denver Health are more severe than they were a decade ago, a CU study shows.

Mentally Ill Need Lipid Tests

People suffering from severe mental illness die decades earlier than their peers and could benefit from lipid screening to prevent illness, a CU study says.

Teen Moms Ignore SIDS Warnings

A small CU study indicates that teen mothers often ignore SIDS prevention recommendations.

Surgery Strategies for Autistic Kids

There are methods besides sedation to help kids with autism prepare for surgery, a CU researcher says.

Hormones' Role in Migraines

Plummeting estrogen levels may be one reason that women get more migraines than men, a CU researcher says.

Opioid Use Patient Study

CU and VA researchers surveyed patients to understand barriers to reducing the use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

Doctors Don't Die Differently

A CU study disproves the notion that doctors die with fewer medical interventions than the rest of us.

Talk Therapy Boosts Exercise

A type of talk therapy can help non-exercisers adhere to a workout regimen, a CU study shows.

Tastes Differ by Weight

Food tastes different to people who are anorexic or obese, a CU study shows.

New Polio Strategy

A CU study reveals that a new polio vaccine strategy could offer far more disease protection in unstable areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.