PHYSICIAN-SCIENTISTS AND COMPETITIVE RUNNERS JOSH WHEELER, LEFT, AND THOMAS VOGLER ON THE SUMMIT OF LONG'S PEAK IN COLORADO.

Muscle-building proteins hold clues to ALS, muscle degeneration

Oct. 31, 2018

Toxic protein assemblies, or "amyloids," long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue, University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found. "Ours is the first study to show that amyloid-like structures not only exist in healthy skeletal...

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Barn swallows may indeed have evolved alongside barns, humans

Oct. 30, 2018

As humans evolved and expanded, so too did barn swallows, new research from CU Boulder suggests The evolution of barn swallows, a bird ubiquitous to bridges and sheds around the world, might be even more closely tied to humans than previously thought, according to new study from the University of...

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World Congress of Biomechanics – Dublin, Ireland

Oct. 24, 2018

This summer, I had the opportunity to present my research at the 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland. As the premier meeting worldwide in the field of biomechanics, this was an incredible opportunity to network with scientists in this field, both within my subfield of biomechanics and far outside of it. I especially enjoyed this aspect of the conference because as an IQ Biology student I am intrigued by interdisciplinarity and the intersection of biology and mechanics at different length scales.

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Academic ideas are supposed to thrive on their merits. If only.

Oct. 24, 2018

Allison C. Morgan, Dimitrios J. Economou, Samuel F. Way and Aaron Clauset are all scholars in the department of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They have just published an important new article about how ideas spread within the academy. I asked them a series of questions...

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Video: Nobel laureate Tom Cech still loves teaching

Oct. 15, 2018

CU Boulder's Tom Cech won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1989, but he firmly believes his place is still in the classroom teaching undergraduates. Here, he discusses how teaching adds meaning to his life and how he still works to become a better teacher.

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Biochemist wins top award for study of cellular proliferation

Oct. 5, 2018

Sabrina Spencer, CU Boulder assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of 58 scientists nationwide to have won an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Those awards, announced today, are part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports “extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical research.”

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Riboglow improves live cell RNA imaging

Sept. 26, 2018

In a multidisciplinary study recently published in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a novel tool for visualizing RNA. This project centered on a collaboration between the Palmer Lab, with expertise in live cell imaging, the Batey Lab, with expertise in RNA, and the...

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CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy receives $2 million gift commitment to encourage collaboration between the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the CU BioFrontiers Institute

Sept. 19, 2018

AURORA, Colo. (September 19, 2018) - The ALSAM Foundation recently invested an additional $2 million to continue the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The funding supports a second phase of grants for projects focused on drug discovery and development. David Ross,...

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Work with bees could unlock potential strength of natural designs in new materials

Sept. 17, 2018

The natural world has had billions of years of evolution to perfect systems, creating elegant solutions to tricky problems. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg ’s work hopes to illuminate and explore those solutions with the long-term goal of applying the answers she finds to the materials we interact with...

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Natalie Ahn and Roy Parker named CU Distinguished Professors

Sept. 14, 2018

With approval Sept. 14 by the Board of Regents, the University of Colorado has introduced seven newly designated distinguished professors, six of whom are affiliated with the CU Boulder campus. They are Natalie Ahn, James Anaya, Elizabeth Fenn, John Lynch, Warren Motte and Roy Parker. From the CU Anschutz Medical...

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