Ryan Doptis handles one of the pythons in Leslie Leinwand's lab. Doptis, an MCD Biology major, graduated in December. (Image: Cliff Grassmick)

Biofrontiers lab experience opens a career path for senior

Jan. 25, 2012

Biofrontiers lab experience opens a career path for senior After two years of working in a University of Colorado Boulder laboratory that recently gained international media attention for its work with snakes and heart disease, graduating senior Ryan Doptis has set his sights on becoming a research scientist. Doptis, a...

Biofrontiers scientist, Leslie Leinwand holds a Burmese python in her lab. Image by: Thomas Cooper

Leslie Leinwand Discusses the Python Project

Dec. 12, 2011

On Science Friday: Leslie Leinwand discusses the Python Project On December 9, Biofrontiers Institute's Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand shared some scaly tales of her research with Burmese pythons on NPR's Science Friday. During the interview she shared the results of a paper she published in Science magazine earlier this...

Biofrontiers Institute scientist, Hang (Hubert) Yin’s, focus on the Epstein Barr virus is leading him to a greater understanding of how cancer invades cells. Photo courtesy: Glenn Asakawa, University of Colorado Boulder

Stopping cancer's knock on the door

Dec. 6, 2011

Stopping cancer's knock on the door As a self-proclaimed “science nerd” in a Beijing high school, Hubert Yin considered biochemistry to be the ultimate in cool. It was the only science, he felt, that was capable of explaining what he thought was the most complex, most beautiful thing on earth–...

Biofrontiers computer scientist, Aaron Clauset, brings the power of computing to unlock biological mysteries. (Photo: Patrick Campbell, University of Colorado)

Chasing the elegant solution

Nov. 22, 2011

Chasing the elegant solution Stereotypes tell us that computer scientists are all about hardware, software and servers. They are all about sifting through crowded lines of code in the dim basement of the engineering school. If this is what you believe about computer scientists, Aaron Clauset is about to burst...

Jane Butcher (center) examines some of CU’s latest research results during the poster session at the 2011 Butcher Symposium. Photo credit: Casey Cass, University of Colorado Boulder

Butcher Symposium highlights the success of collaborative research

Nov. 17, 2011

Butcher Symposium highlights the success of collaborative research On November 11, the Butcher Symposium brought together many of CU’s top researchers to share their current science and to build new scientific collaborations that span disciplines and campuses. The Butcher Symposium began in 2002 as a grassroots effort to bring together...

Biofrontiers scientist, Leslie Leinwand holds a Burmese python in her lab. Image by: Thomas Cooper

Pythons provide clues to human heart health

Nov. 15, 2011

Pythons provide clues to human heart health 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. Biofrontiers Institute Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand...

Lights, Cells, Action!

Oct. 19, 2011

Lights, Cells, Action! One of the best ways to really see something is to turn on the lights. Amy Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biofrontiers Institute faculty member, is the kind of professor that can shine a light on subjects for her students, and...

The Colorado Advantage Preview Weekend is open to college seniors wanting to pursue a STEM-related doctoral degree at CU-Boulder.

Biofrontiers Institute supports the Colorado Advantage Preview Weekend

Oct. 6, 2011

Biofrontiers Institute supports the Colorado Advantage Preview Weekend College seniors looking for their next big academic step will visit CU-Boulder later this month for a weekend of tours and workshops designed to showcase the best that the campus has to offer them. The goal is to attract a more diverse...

An agora was a gathering place where early scientists would share and refine ideas.

A scientific agora in Colorado

Sept. 29, 2011

A scientific agora in Colorado An agora was a gathering place where early scientists would share and refine ideas. The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved creation of the system-wide University of Colorado Biofrontiers Institute, building on the success of what began in 2002 as a faculty-led grassroots...

Biofrontiers scientist, Hubert Yin, is using fluorescent biomarkers to develop a better screening method for cancer.

Biomarkers light the way to cancer diagnosis

Sept. 13, 2011

Biomarkers light the way to cancer diagnosis In an 18-year study released this summer by the National Cancer Institute, widespread screening for ovarian cancer was found to be ineffective in catching the disease. In fact, the screening often did more harm than good, leading women to unnecessary surgery and the...

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