CU Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims.
Hundreds will converge on campus this week to celebrate a department credited with redefining what it means to study biology, and putting Boulder on the map as a biotech hub. The anniversary event is open to the public.
Elite sprinter Blake Leeper recently visited CU Boulder for testing that could determine whether he can vie for a spot at the 2020 Olympics. Leeper was born without legs and runs with prosthetic blades.
Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, E. coli actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron.