Tom Cech's lab is focused, in part, on studying telomerase: a powerful enzyme found at the ends of chromosomes.

Live Cells reveal cancer process

Aug. 11, 2016

A deep look inside the live cells reveals a key cancer process Telomerase, a powerful enzyme found at the ends of chromosomes, can keep humans healthy, or promote cancer growth. Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder used a process called single-molecule imaging to look into the complicated processes... Read more »
John Milligan – photo courtesy of Gilead Sciences

Continuing a bioscience legacy at CU Boulder

Aug. 1, 2016

John Milligan spent two years at the University of Colorado Boulder during his graduate studies in the mid-1980’s. He helped to move his mentor, Dr. Olke Uhlenbeck, in a U-Haul truck across the Great Plains to the Rockies. Uhlenbeck was recruited from the University of Illinois in 1986 to head... Read more »
Aaron Clauset's research is focused on developing computational techniques for a variety of complex networks to better understand social and biological systems.

BioFrontiers' Aaron Clauset wins award for network science

July 3, 2016

Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor of computer science and member of the BioFrontiers Institute, accepted the prestigious Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science today in Seoul, Korea for his contributions to the study of network structure, community structure in networks, and his provocative analyses of human conflicts and social stratification. The... Read more »
Aaron Clauset is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder and a faculty member of the BioFrontiers Institute.

Five Questions about Network Science

July 3, 2016

Five Questions for Aaron Clauset Aaron Clauset is an assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder and a faculty member of the BioFrontiers Institute. He recently accepted the 2016 Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science, which is an international prize awarded annually to a researcher under 40 who has made fundamental... Read more »
BioFrontiers' Aaron Clauset used computer networking techniques to better understand malaria's genetic strategy.

Tracking malaria's evolution

Oct. 12, 2015

A new paper published Nature Communications , coauthored by a researcher at the University of Colorado’s BioFrontiers Institute, looked at the genetic strategy used by the human malaria parasite and how old it is from an evolutionary perspective. BioFrontiers’ Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor of computer science, was part of... Read more »
Sara Sawyer recently joined BioFrontiers. Now that the dust is settling in her lab, she's back to focusing on zoonotic diseases.

Using evolution to fight disease

June 25, 2015

New BioFrontiers lab uses evolution to fight disease by Paul McDivitt Photo: Sara Sawyer Ebola comes from bats, HIV from primates, and new strains of influenza from birds and pigs. With zoonotic diseases – those capable of transmission from animals to humans – grabbing headlines across the globe, understanding how... Read more »
Phil Richardson, an author on a paper recently published in Nature, developed a love for bioinformatics in BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell's lab. His next move: pursuing a graduate degree in medical genomics.

Bioinformatics answers questions

June 5, 2015

Bioinformatics answers questions of cancer and career path Phil Richardson, an author on a paper recently published in Nature, developed a love for bioinformatics in BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell's lab. His next move: pursuing a graduate degree in medical genomics. At some point in school, we were taught that humans are... Read more »
Chris Smith is a student in the BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology PhD program.

IQ Biology student wins 2015 GRFP fellowship from NSF

May 28, 2015

The National Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of the coveted 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) awards . These prestigious awards have been given since 1952 to graduate students who show a demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Chris Smith, a first-year student from the BioFrontiers Institute’s... Read more »
BioFrontiers Hubert Yin is focused on toll-like receptors that may play a role in new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Finding a new strategy for Parkinson's

May 12, 2015

If you believe the common adage that you are only using ten percent of your brain, while the other ninety percent remains untapped potential, you are about to be surprised. It’s true that about ten percent of your nervous system is made up of hard-working neurons, diligently delivering messages back... Read more »
Joel Kralj is using fluorescent proteins to reveal how bacterial use electricity to stay alive.

Cracking the code on bacterial voltage

April 13, 2015

Searle Scholars Award winner is cracking the code on bacterial voltage Electric voltage powers life – Our brains use electrical transients to process every thought; every heartbeat arises from voltage changes in heart cells. Despite its importance, voltage changes in bacteria were never really studied because the cells were just... Read more »

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