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Debate Over Artificial Sweeteners

Contradicting research claims about the benefits and dangers of artificial sweeteners can be confusing fo consumers.

Reducing Preschool Expulsions

Preschoolers are more likely to be expelled from school than students in any other grade.

Parents Delaying Vaccinations

Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule, a CU researcher says.

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.

Link to Liver Disease in CF Patients

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

Treating Allergies, Asthma

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

Doctors Recommend Massage

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

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.

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.

Heart Valve Registry

A recently created national registry for noninvasive heart valve treatments serves as a model for improving patient care.

Inevitable Measles Outbreak

Fewer kindergartners are vaccinated for measles in Colorado than any other state, which means we can expect a large outbreak of the disease, a CU pediatrician says.

The February Fall-Off

New year's resolutions often start to wane by February, but CU's Holly Wyatt, MD, says the right mindset can reverse the slide.

Research into Older Drivers

CU will take part in a large research study to learn how to help the rapidly growing legion of older drivers.