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Discovery in mice cages can alter rodents’ brains-skew research results

Researchers at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus have found the brains of mice used in laboratories worldwide can be profoundly affected by the type of cage they are kept in, a breakthrough that may require scientists to reevaluate the way they conduct future experiments.
“We assume that mice used in laboratories are all the same, but they are not,” said Diego Restrepo, director of the Neuroscience Program and professor of cell and developmental biology whose paper on the subject was published Tuesday, June 29. “When you change the cages you change the brains and that affects the outcomes of research.”

Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 29, 2010
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Colorado cancer patients win big

Cancer patients in Colorado scored a big win today as Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed two bills into law that increase their access to anti-cancer therapies.

Author Staff | Publish Date May 16, 2010
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Patients Have New Resource in Cancer Journey

The American Cancer Society today launched its Patient Navigator Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, thanks to support received from AstraZeneca. This is the 4th Patient Navigator Program site, and the 4th in Colorado as part of a strategic nationwide effort to significantly extend the reach of this innovative program and assist individual cancer patients in negotiating the health care system.

Author Erika Matich | Publish Date March 11, 2010
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Theodorescu named director of University of Colorado Cancer Center

Dr. Dan Theodorescu, a cancer researcher and urologic surgeon, has been named director of theUniversity of Colorado Cancer Center, the Rocky Mountain region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Author Caitlin Jenney | Publish Date December 18, 2009
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College of Nursing professor and associate dean inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Karen Sousa

Karen H. Sousa, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor and associate dean for Research & Extramural Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Nursing, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a 2009 Fellow, one of nursing’s highest honors.

Author Caitlin Jenney | Publish Date November 23, 2009
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New Findings on Effective Interventions in Weight Loss

Two thirds of the American population is overweight or obese. A recent study showed the medical cost of obesity for 2008 to be as high as $147 billion and also found that obesity leads to many other medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Author Jackie Brinkman | Publish Date August 26, 2009
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Innovative Health Care Training Center Opens

The Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is contracting with the Colorado Depatment of Labor and Employment to manage the operation of the Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Center (WELLS Center), a state-of-the-art health care simulation training facility at the Colorado Science and Technology Park at Fitzsimons in Aurora.  Key leaders from the health care industry, education and workforce development established the WELLS Center in 2005 to develop and deliver health care simulation curriculum and training incorporating highly sophisticated human patient simulators for hands-on training application.

Author Staff | Publish Date August 14, 2009
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School of Dental Medicine receives $1.5 million for kids' oral health

The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Dental Medicine announced today a new gift aimed at improving children’s oral health. The Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has pledged $1.5 million to create an endowed chair in Early Childhood Caries Research. Caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, is the most common chronic disease of children aged six to 11. Caries is largely preventable.

Author Jacque Montgomery | Publish Date August 12, 2009
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New blood bank offers hope for multiple sclerosis research

The answers to the mysteries of multiple sclerosis (MS) may one day be found in an area where research has yet to explore. Blood. Today, the Rocky Mountain MS Center located at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus became home to a new program that will collect blood samples of people with MS and their families. The blood bank will be the ninth repository for the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis which is building the largest openly accessible, multi-disciplinary repository every assembled for us in MS research.

Author Jacque Montgomery | Publish Date August 12, 2009
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Horwitz nets $650,000 from Avon Foundation for breast cancer outreach and research

Color photo of Kathryn Horwitz, breast cancer researcher

Gift brings total giving from Avon to $7 million

Author Staff | Publish Date July 07, 2009
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