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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A CIMB scientist's road to discovery

Sept. 13, 2011

Amy Palmer could have been a writer, a gymnastics coach, a Russian language expert or a competitive swimmer. Lucky for us, she is a scientist that is changing the way we see salmonella bacteria and what we know about the effects of metals on the brain. Read more about this...

The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building may receive high marks from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Biotech building update: LEED certification

Sept. 8, 2011

A drive westbound on Colorado Avenue puts the new Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building front and center on CU-Boulder’s East Campus. When complete, the building may be the “greenest” academic research lab in the country. The building, nearing completion, is still tracking steadily for a high LEED Gold rating. In...

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Kristi Anseth Lecture: "The Body Shop"

Aug. 23, 2011

CIMB’s Dr. Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, will present “The Body Shop,” a lecture on her work in engineering tissues to improve medical treatments, from helping broken bones heal faster to replacing diseased heart valves. The lecture is scheduled for...

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Heart disease: Snakes may hold the answers

Aug. 5, 2011

The Python Project, led by CIMB's Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand, is exploring uncharted territory in heart disease. And snakes are leading the charge. Pythons can eat large meals, often 50 to 75 percent of their total body weight. When they do, their hearts and other organs enlarge to process...

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CIMB scientist's experiment on last space shuttle flight

July 8, 2011

CIMB faculty member, Virginia Ferguson, is stowing away a few special subjects on the last flight of the space shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is slated to launch on July 8 with Ferguson's "astromice," who may lead her toward a new treatment for bone loss. The study, a collaboration between...

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Thinking out of the box for a cancer cure

June 16, 2011

CIMB scientist, Hubert Yin, describes how he is stepping out of his comfort zone in search of a better understanding of cancer. Read more in this interview.

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Supporters celebrate building cornerstone

May 20, 2011

Supporters celebrate building cornerstone Donors for the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and for the CIMB program, gathered on May 9 to celebrate the placement of the building’s cornerstone. To commemorate the event, a time capsule was buried near the building containing a variety of mementoes to be rediscovered 100...

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