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Omega-3 Effect on Fertility

Women whose diet includes a lot of animal fat may experience some increased fertility if they add omega-3 fatty acids through nutritional supplements and fish.

More Seniors Try Marijuana

More seniors are trying marijuana to ease pain even though research is lacking to prove its effectiveness or safety.

Virtual Reality Eases Fear

CU clinicians are using virtual reality to treat mental illness and fears.

Cancer Cells Steal Glucose

Cancer cells steal glucose from other cells to thrive, a CU cancer researcher says.

Genetic Causes of Mitochondrial Diseases

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified previously unknown genetic causes of mitochondrial diseases.

Closing in on Alzheimer's Treatments

A CU scientist says researchers are getting close to effective treatments for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Smell Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Failing to smell common substances like coffee and chocolate are reliable indicators of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Record Research Dollars

Anschutz Medical Campus attracted $516.2 million in sponsored research funding, more than any of the other CU campuses.

Using Chaos to Beat E.Coli

CU researchers have learned E. Coli and other strains of bacteria are more easily defeated if doctors use several medicines in lieu of a targeted treatment.

Vaccine Rates Affect School Choice

Even parents who are leery about vaccinations tend to favor schools that have high childhood immunization rates, CU researchers say.

UCHealth Joins Cancer Research Network

UCHealth will take part in a nationwide research network to help patients take advantage of the best personalized medicine options.

Treating Pain During Surgery

A research team lead by faculty of CU School of Medicine have published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue injury during surgery.

Cancer Screening Bias

Physicians with personal experience with cancer are more likely to offer ovarian cancer screenings to women with low risk, a CU researcher has learned.

Heatwaves Causing Fatal Illnesses

This summer's heatwaves have caused massive destruction, and a CU professor says they also may be causing fatal illnesses for people who work in the heat.

Heavy Smoker Cancer Treatment

CU Cancer Center researchers are studying a new treatment to treat patients with a history of heavy smoking.