Discovery & Innovation

CU-Boulder python study may have implications for human heart health

October 27, 2011

A surprising new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that huge amounts of fatty acids circulating in the bloodstreams of feeding pythons promote healthy heart growth, results that may have implications for treating human heart disease.

Snake oil to treat heart disease? Idea may not be so far-fetched

Doctors prescribing snake oil for their patients?  The scenario may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.

A University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that huge amounts of fatty acids circulating in the bloodstreams of feeding pythons promote healthy heart growth. The team found the amount of triglycerides -- the main constituent of natural fats and oils -- in the blood of Burmese pythons one day after eating increased by more than fifty-fold, said CU-Boulder Professor Leslie Leinwand, who led the study.

UCCS, CU-Boulder to lead electric vehicle development studies

October 17, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join with University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers.

Magnetic attraction: NIST/CU microchip demonstrates concept of 'MRAM for Biomolecules'

October 17, 2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder (CU) have developed a low-power microchip that uses a combination of microfluidics and magnetic switches to trap and transport magnetic beads. The novel transport chip may have applications in biotechnology and medical diagnostics.

CU-Boulder team discovers ancient road at Maya village buried by volcanic ash 1,400 years ago

October 05, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town, which was frozen in time by a blanket of ash.

NSF awards $4.5 million to CU-Boulder-led team to study electrical processes in Earth's atmosphere

September 30, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant to a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder to better understand the electrical processes that connect the Earth with the atmosphere and with space.

CU-developed Android app helps people tweet during disasters

September 28, 2011

Just as codes once were developed for public safety communication via citizens band radios, a common language now is being formulated for disaster communication via Twitter -- posing a challenge for people who haven't yet learned or can't recall it.

Suvica Inc. of Boulder to commercialize CU-Boulder cancer screening technology

September 19, 2011

SuviCa Inc. of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently completed an exclusive license agreement for a CU drug screening technology to identify novel therapies for cancer.

NASA's 'Destination: Station' brings public talks to CU-Boulder

September 15, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder and NASA will host public talks exploring space science and life aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 20 and 21. These campus events are being held in conjunction with NASA's traveling multimedia exhibit "Destination: Station," which immerses visitors in the story of the space station and includes hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology. The exhibit runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 28 at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver.

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum 2011 extent, the second lowest in the satellite record

September 15, 2011

The blanket of sea ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its lowest extent for 2011, the second lowest recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979, according to the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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