Rat cardiac fibroblasts—which happen to be in the shape of a heart—grown on hydrogels mimicking cardiac tissue and treated with human serum.

Mimicking the heart's microenvironment

Sept. 11, 2019

CU Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes...

Tom Cech

Nobel Laureate, Tom Cech, Ph.D., suggests new way to target third most common oncogene, TERT

Sept. 10, 2019

Healthy cells have a built-in self-destruct mechanism: Strands of DNA called "telomeres" act as protective caps on the ends of your chromosomes. Each time a cell replicates, telomeres get a little shorter. Think of it like filing your nails with an Emory board - after enough filing, you hit your...

Sunflower

Do plants have social networks?

May 15, 2019

Humans interact in social networks every day around the office coffee pot, online with Facebook and in their communities through political elections. The structure and connections within these networks and others shape how information is shared. That in turn defines much of our modern life and collective behavior, though little...

Graphs for article "Pedigree is Not Destiny"

'Pedigree is not destiny' when it comes to scholarly success

May 1, 2019

What matters more to a scientist’s career success: where they currently work, or where they got their Ph.D.? It’s a question a team of researchers teases apart in a new paper published in PNAS . Their analysis calls into question a common assumption underlying academia: that a researcher’s productivity reflects...

Kristin Powell

Kristin Powell Serves on Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research and Creative Work Committee

Feb. 26, 2019

Jim White, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, today announced the composition of the Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research and Creative Work committee, which he chairs. The committee will explore what the campus needs to effectively embrace interdisciplinarity in both education and scholarship. “Interdisciplinarity is a theme that recurs...

Human

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...

Bioengineering

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...

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...

U bodies in hela

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...

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

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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