Joaquin Espinosa

Finding Genes That Fit

Sept. 1, 2013

Ask Joaquin Espinosa what he sees as the key to curing cancer, and he answers with a blend of ancient Chinese philosophy and cutting-edge genetics.

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Class Clicks to Capture Cancer

Sept. 1, 2013

Doctors may be able to quickly and inexpensively isolate cancer cells to better target the disease with a new device patented by five CU-Boulder seniors and Wilbur Franklin, a CU Cancer Center researcher.

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Weighty Dreams

June 1, 2013

Did you know losing sleep leads to weight gain? Integrative physiology associate professor Kenneth Wright Jr.’s research reveals why.

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A Dose of Genius

March 1, 2013

Professor Ding Xue and his team's discovery may lead to the development of medicine to treat the deadly hepatitis B virus that affects millions across the globe

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Grand Canyon Ages Nearly 65 Million Years Overnight

March 1, 2013

Imagine discovering your birth date was 65 million years earlier than you thought. This is the predicament the Grand Canyon is in, thanks to assistant professor Rebecca Flowers and her team.

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Extreme Scavenger Hunt

June 1, 2012

What do you get when you pair adventurers with scientists? A better understanding of everything from grizzlies to ice worms.

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Summit of Youth

June 1, 2011

In 1951 professor Dick Jessor arrived in Boulder expecting to “slum for awhile before moving to civilization on either the West or East Coast.” Instead he founded the university’s Institute of Behavioral Science and stayed for six decades.

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Life on Mars?

Sept. 1, 2010

Mars may have been home to an ocean and microbial life, according to CU scientists Brian Hynek and Gaetano Di Achille.

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Researchers Find Exciting Clues to Epilepsy

Sept. 1, 2009

Chronic seizures caused by traumatic head injuries may be caused by chemicals released by the brain’s immune system to try to repair the injured site, according to CU-Boulder researchers.

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Julie Peasley

Sept. 1, 2009

Combine artistic creativity and a love of science, add a dollop of inspiration, season with whimsy and a sense of humor and you have Julie Peasley’s recipe for success in crafting a geek gift teaching tool — the Particle Zoo.