• Scientists develop new theory of molecular evolution

    Theory offers new insights into how and why life evolves on a basic level

    Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University College London have developed a new theory of molecular evolution, offering insights into how genes function, how the rates of evolutionary divergence can be predicted, and how harmful mutations arise at a basic level.… Full Story

    October 23, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes

    Vitamin associated with reduced risk of islet autoimmunity, precursor to type 1 diabetes

    Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this week in the journal Diabetes.… Full Story

    October 23, 2017
    David Kelly
    Sun, clouds, blue sky
  • Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks

    Study of natural disaster in Ecuador showed 12-fold increase in Zika cases

    Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    October 12, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Program reduces high ED use, increases primary care visits

    Bridges to Care evaluated by CU Anschutz researchers offers promising model

    Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  have found that a community-based program aimed at high users of hospital emergency departments (EDs), reduced ED visits and hospital admissions,  while increasing use of primary care providers.… Full Story

    October 2, 2017
    David Kelly
  • CU researchers win prestigious $2 million NIH grant for brain study

    CU Anschutz and CU Boulder scientists will refine and expand use of unique miniature microscope they’ve developed

    Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across the country.… Full Story

    October 2, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Creosote bush could treat Giardia and `brain-eating' amoebas

    Used in Native American healing, some compounds in pungent plant stronger than pharmaceutical

    Compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic properties against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri), according to researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz and UC San Diego.… Full Story

    August 16, 2017
    David Kelly
    Creosote Larrea tridentata
  • Major communication gaps between doctors and home health care nurses

    CU Anschutz researchers say this may contribute to errors and hospital readmission

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found serious gaps in communication between physicians and home health care agencies (HHC) responsible for caring for often elderly patients discharged from hospitals.… Full Story

    July 19, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus

    Findings could help develop a vaccine for the virus that causes AIDS

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies.… Full Story

    July 12, 2017
    David Kelly