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CU Boulder Pandemic Scientific Steering Committee and Science Team Wins the 2021 Robert L. Stearns Alumni Award

Nov. 4, 2021

Most people will forever remember where they were in March 2020 as the world began to shut down. For many at CU Boulder, an incredible haul of work instantly followed. Like the COVID-19 virus, their tasks were new, momentous and immediate. “I can think of no more difficult year than...

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Leslie Leinwand receives the American Heart Association’s 2021 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award

Nov. 3, 2021

The American Heart Association ("AHA"), a nonprofit organization that funds cardiovascular medical research, presented its 2021 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D. Dr. Leinwand is the chief scientific officer of the BioFrontiers Institute and a Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of...

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Leslie Leinwand receives grant from Leducq Foundation for cardiovascular disease research

June 21, 2021

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Bristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia Inc., a biomedical company co-founded by CU professor

Nov. 17, 2020

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb has acquired MyoKardia Inc. in an all-cash transaction for approximately $13.1 billion. MyoKardia Inc., a biomedical company founded in 2013, develops small molecule therapeutics that address key clinical needs for patients with genetic heart disease. The genetic heart diseases targeted by MyoKardia are hypertrophic...

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Python hearts reveal mechanisms relevant to human heart health and disease

March 5, 2019

Burmese pythons have an amazing response to fasting and feeding. They can go without eating for months, and when they do eat, they can consume twice their body mass or more. Their hearts then nearly double in size in response to such a feeding, and after digestion most of that...


American Heart Association recognizes distinguished professor’s work

Nov. 10, 2017

Leslie Leinwand has won the American Heart Association's 2017 Distinguished Scientist award for outstanding contributions to the field of heart health The usage of fats from python hearts on mammals and the cardiovascular differences between females and males are at the core of research by a University of Colorado Boulder...