CU’s 2018 Boettcher Investigators, from left, David H. Root, Edward Chuong, Kathleen M. Gavin, Eszter K. Vladar, Jean M. Mulcahy Levy and Matthew Taliaferro.

New Faculty Member Ed Chuong Named Boettcher Investigator

June 18, 2018

Six University of Colorado researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder have been named Boettcher Investigators in the Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program for 2018. The awards support promising, early career scientific researchers, allowing them to establish their independent research and compete in the future for...

Daniel Youmans and Tom Cech

Researchers peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

June 13, 2018

Medical student Daniel Youmans (left) and Tom Cech (right), director of the BioFrontiers Institute, look over an image from a high-powered microscope (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder) Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new...

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A Tale of Horses and Heroes

May 31, 2018

Dan and Gloria Timmons were living in suburban splendor with their two daughters and two dogs when Mariposa and Montez joined the family and drastically changed the next chapter of their lives. “We had begun searching for horses to buy for our daughters and the cost of horses was staggering...

Participants of BizWest's CEO Roundtable on Life Sciences in Boulder are, from left, Misha Plam, Ron Squarer, David Kerr, William Marshall, Chris Shapard, Jennifer Jones, Tin Tin Su, Pawel Fludzinski, Amy Beckley, Tom Cech, Becky Potts, Kyle Lefkoff, Tom Hertzberg, Jonathan Vaught, Marvin Caruthers, Not pictured: Brynmor Reese. BizWest/Jensen Werley.

Boulder’s bioscience industry growing to critical mass

April 18, 2018

After years of companies being sold off or growing and relocating, Boulder’s life-sciences sector is showing signs of reaching critical mass. Companies such as Clovis Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: CLVS), SomaLogic Inc., Array Biopharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) and miRagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEN) are showing that homegrown businesses can continue to...

L-R: Josh Peifer, Joanne Vozoff, Joe Dragavon

For BioFrontiers and Syncroness collaboration, imaging is everything

March 19, 2018

L-R: Josh Peifer, Joanne Vozoff, Joe Dragavon When Syncroness, a Westminster-based technical product development and engineering firm, needed a highly technical solution to satisfy a client need, it turned to CU Boulder and the BioFrontiers Institute for assistance. The decision paid off, providing access to the BioFrontiers Advanced Light Microscopy...

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Nothing unusual about 'the long peace' since WWII

Feb. 26, 2018

Since the end of World War II, few violent conflicts have erupted between major powers. Scholars have come to call this 73-year period “the long peace.” But is this stretch of relative calm truly unusual in modern human history – and evidence that peace-keeping efforts are working? Or is it...

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Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks

Feb. 15, 2018

A paper posted online last month has reignited a debate about one of the oldest, most startling claims in the modern era of network science: the proposition that most complex networks in the real world — from the World Wide Web to interacting proteins in a cell — are “scale-free.”...

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When it comes to genes, lichens embrace sharing economy

Feb. 8, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered the first known molecular evidence of obligate symbiosis in lichens, a distinctive co-evolutionary relationship that could shed new light on how and why some multicellular organisms consolidate their genomes in order to co-exist. The new study, which was published online today in the journal Molecular...

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Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

More than 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus, in which an overzealous immune response leads to pain, inflammation, skin disorders and other chronic health problems. The conditions are so common that three of the top five selling drugs in the United States aim...

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The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

Amidst the vast and varied ecosystem of modern science, the emerging interdisciplinary field known as the “science of science” is exploring a difficult, but provocative, question: In the age of data science, are future discoveries now predictable? In an article published this week in the journal Science , CU Boulder...

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