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Genetic Link to Leukemia

CU scientists have discovered a gene mutation that increases the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Kappler Named Interim Director

John Kappler, PhD, has been named Interim Scientific Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes n the School of Medicine.

Psoriasis-Tonsillectomy Link

Many patients with psoriasis notice fewer symptoms following a tonsillectomy.

Patients Benefit from Better Communication

Coordinating patient care between hospitals and primary-care physicians is a significant challenge due to poor communication and gaps in information-sharing strategies, CU research shows.

New Drugs Beat Lung Cancer

CU physicians are helping cancer patients live longer through experimental, personalized therapies.

Diet Program Keeps Weight Off

A CU study shows the TOPS program helps older African-American women lose weight and keep it off.

Discontinue Statins for Terminal Illness

Discontinuing statin use in patients with terminal illnesses may help improve patients’ quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, CU research shows.

Prisoner Mental Health Untreated

A CU psychiatrist says a new report shows federal prisons are failing to treat inmate mental illness.

Open Patient Medical Records

Patients suffer less worry and confusion if they're allowed to see their own medical records while hospitalized.

Cholesterol and the Eggman

Research on an 88-year-old man who ate 25 eggs a day proves that our bodies process cholesterol differently.

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.