Tom Cech leads RNA splicing dance As part of biochemistry class

Faculty in Focus: Tom Cech looks back on Nobel Prize in chemistry

Dec. 31, 2018

It’s been 30 years since CU Boulder Distinguished Professor Tom Cech received the 1989 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his findings that RNA in living cells is not only a molecule that encodes information but can also function as a catalyst. His discovery laid the foundation for advances in molecular...

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The ALSAM Foundation funds new Anschutz-Boulder collaborative research

Dec. 18, 2018

The ALSAM Foundation, a generous long-time donor to the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), has provided $2M of funding for collaborative grants between the SSPPS and the BioFrontiers Institute . This donation supports the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program that allows the SSPPS on the Anschutz Medical...

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Research here could speedup clinical trials around Type 1 diabetes

Dec. 6, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed virtual clinical trials for an artificial pancreas that could significantly improve treatments for those with Type 1 diabetes by tailoring medical devices and speeding up trials. The work was done through a four-year, $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation and was headed at...

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Staff in Focus: Lindsay Diamond an Immunization Champion, says CDC

Dec. 4, 2018

CU Boulder's Lindsay Diamond was named by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a 2018 recipient of the Childhood Immunization Champion Award , jointly given by the CDC Foundation and the CDC. The announcement was made in April of 2018 during National Infant Immunization Week and will be...

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Eleven researchers earn prestigious 2018 Highly Cited designation

Nov. 28, 2018

Eleven CU Boulder researchers were honored in an annual report released by the firm Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes papers that rank in the top one percent of citations for their field and the year in its Web of Science platform. The CU Boulder researchers span a wide range of disciplines...

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Personalized biomaterials tailor made to fix what ails you

Nov. 26, 2018

The complexities that make each of us unique could result in medications, surgeries or health care devices that treat only the symptoms but not the specific causes. At CU Boulder, engineers are inventing novel biomaterials able to decrease pain and extend life when the body gets out of kilter. And...

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...

Map of the different barn swallow species

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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CU iGem Team Competes in Giant Jamboree

Oct. 28, 2018

The undergraduate CU iGem (international Genetically engineered machines) team recently competed in Boston at the giant jamboree (October 25th - 28th). The competition had over 3,000 participants from 300 teams representing more than 40 countries. A truly international event that gave the CU students a chance to share ideas with...

Kristin Calahan

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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