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Newswise: School of Teacher Education Faculty Member Wins Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
Released: 29-Aug-2022 6:05 PM EDT
School of Teacher Education Faculty Member Wins Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado School of Teacher Education Professor Suzette Youngs, Ph.D., has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award.

Newswise: UNC Gets Green Light From State to Offer Degree Programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Finalists for Founding Dean Identified
Released: 23-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
UNC Gets Green Light From State to Offer Degree Programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Finalists for Founding Dean Identified
University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado made key progress in its ongoing exploration of creating a not-for-profit college of osteopathic medicine within the university when Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 56 on Thursday, March 17. The legislation, introduced to the Senate on Jan. 18, allows the university to offer specialized degree programs in osteopathic medicine. The bill was passed unanimously through the House and Senate, receiving bipartisan support.

Newswise: UNC’s Accounting Department Moves to Top in State and Global Rankings
Released: 23-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
UNC’s Accounting Department Moves to Top in State and Global Rankings
University of Northern Colorado

The Accounting and Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business (MCB) has been ranked as the number one program in the world for experimental research in Accounting Information Systems (AIS). The top recognition, from among more than 630 universities measured, comes from the annual Brigham Young University Accounting rankings.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Extreme Heat, Dry Summers Main Cause of Tree Death in Colorado's Subalpine Forests
University of Colorado Boulder

Even in the absence of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire, trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions, found recent University of Colorado Boulder research.

Released: 30-Apr-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Donation from Teddy Roosevelt's great-granddaughter allows NAU to acquire historic Hat Ranch
Northern Arizona University

The ranch in northern Arizona is a transition zone between piñon/juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems and has a dynamic ecosystem where species are visibly shifting and responding to global environmental change. The donation allows for the land to remain in its natural state, protecting it from grazing and development.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Criminologist weighs in on tragedy in Boulder, Colorado
Florida State University

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: March 23, 2021 | 1:13 pm | SHARE: As the nation grapples with the second mass shooting in a month, criminologists are examining the patterns behind these horrific events.Florida State University Associate Professor of Criminology Jill Turanovic is available to speak to reporters about the deadly shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and the issue of mass shootings.

Released: 20-Jan-2021 12:15 PM EST
University of Northern Colorado to Host its Second Free App Day
University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado has initiated its own Free App Days where anyone, anywhere in the world can apply as an undergraduate to UNC without paying the $50 application fee.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Colorado Cancer Screening Program Earns Another Year of Funding
University of Colorado Cancer Center

July 1, 2020 marked the start of another year of funding for the Colorado Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) for Patient Navigation but just like most things in 2020… it’s not just another year for a decade long program.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Field campaign flies through icy weather
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Winter in the United States can produce some of the most dangerous weather for the aviation industry, including freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet. Those are the ideal conditions for a field campaign focused on collecting in-flight data in some of the most treacherous North American icing conditions.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Paleontologists discover northernmost marsupial known to science
University of Colorado Boulder

Tiny, opossum-like animal lived alongside dinosaurs in Alaska's polar forests roughly 69 million years ago and faced months of winter darkness.

Released: 1-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Leaders meet in Colorado to set research agenda for early-onset colorectal cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

While overall rates of colorectal cancer are down, the rate of young people getting the disease is up 22 percent over two decades. International leaders meet in Colorado to set the research agenda to figure out why.

Released: 24-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
Major Northeastern Snowstorms Expected to Continue with Climate Change
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Even though climate change is expected to reduce the total amount of U.S. snowfall this century, it's unlikely to significantly rein in the most powerful nor'easters that pummel the East Coast, new research indicates.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Breast cancer up to 5 times more likely to metastasize even 10 years after childbirth
University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that doctors may be underestimating the risk of and thus under-treating stage I and II breast cancers diagnosed within 10 years of childbirth.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
Cover crops may increase winter temperatures in North America
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The crops, a land management strategy farmers use between growing seasons, create a darker surface than a snow-covered field, absorbing more heat from the Sun and producing a local warming effect.

Released: 12-Dec-2018 4:45 PM EST
Spinal Cord Injuries Throw Body Clocks Off Schedule, New Study Shows
University of Colorado Boulder

Following a spinal cord injury, the body’s internal clocks fall out of sync, impacting temperature, hormones and immunity, according to new research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The findings could lead to “chronotherapies” to reset clocks and improve recovery.

Released: 12-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Your Brain on Imagination: It Looks a Lot Like Your Brain on Reality
University of Colorado Boulder

A new brain imaging study shows that when we imagine something we fear, it stimulates similar neural pathways as when we experience it. The findings suggest imagination can be a powerful therapeutic tool for helping people get over phobias or post traumatic stress.

Released: 12-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
Student constructs gender-inclusive Hebrew language rules
University of Colorado Boulder

Lior Gross and Jewish Studies instructor Eyal Rivlin publicly launched their new gender-inclusive Hebrew language—the Nonbinary Hebrew Project—in late October.  

Released: 4-Dec-2018 1:40 PM EST
Taking the measure of an asteroid
University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.

Released: 4-Dec-2018 1:35 PM EST
'Chameleon' tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness
University of Colorado Boulder

Carson Bruns is working to put body art to use, designing high-tech inks that may one day signal your temperature or changes in blood chemistry.

Released: 26-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
What makes the world's fastest marathon shoe so fast?
University of Colorado Boulder

Five of the six top finishers in this month's New York City Marathon wore a cutting-edge shoe said to reduce the amount of energy required to run by 4 percent. A new study explains how the shoe works and answers some questions raised by critics.

Released: 12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Cancer stem cells get energy from protein, and it’s proving to be their Achilles’ heel
University of Colorado Cancer Center

CU Cancer Center study shows that cancer stem cells switch from metabolizing sugar to metabolizing protein. Turning off protein metabolism kills these cells.

Released: 6-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
How ideas go viral in academia
University of Colorado Boulder

How ideas move through academia may depend on where those ideas come from as much as their quality, a recent study suggests.

Released: 6-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots
University of Colorado Boulder

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
New Gene-Therapy Shot Eases Chronic Pain in Dogs; Human Trials Now Underway
University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder neuroscientist Linda Watkins has developed an opioid-free, long-lasting shot for management of chronic pain. So far, it has been tested in more than 40 dogs with impressive results and no adverse effects. Human trials are underway.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
New combination treatment flips the switch on melanoma cells
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Navitoclax plus A-1210477 not only killed melanoma cells, but also killed the melanoma initiating cells (aka cancer stem cells) that often resist therapy.

Released: 12-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Cancer Stem Cells Use “Normal” Genes in Abnormal Ways
University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that "normal" gene CDK1 interacts with "abnormal" gene Sox2 to keep cancer stem cells "stemmy."

Released: 28-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Cancer Hijacks the Microbiome to Glut Itself on Glucose
University of Colorado Cancer Center

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Cancer Cell shows that leukemia undercuts the ability of normal cells to consume glucose, thus leaving more glucose available to feed its own growth.

Released: 26-Sep-2018 3:05 AM EDT
Making old antibiotics new again
University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder researchers have identified a family of small molecules that turn off defense mechanisms inside bacteria that enable them to resist antibiotics. The compounds could ultimately be given alongside existing medications to rejuvenate them.

Released: 25-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Brigatinib becomes potential new first-line option for ALK-positive non-small lung cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Results of ALTA-1 trial: Patients given brigatinib saw a statistically significant 51 percent reduction in the risk of progression or death compared with those given crizotinib.

24-Sep-2018 8:45 AM EDT
Promising Phase 1/2 Results for Entrectinib Against ROS1+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Results of phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials of the drug entrectinib in ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) presented on the press program of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer show a response rate of 77.4 percent for 53 patients evaluable for response, with median duration of response of 24.6 months.

Released: 12-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
New Combination Treatment Targets Pre-Leukemia Stem Cells
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Omacetaxine (to block protein synthesis) with venetoclax (to block oxidative phosphorylation), was highly effective against CD123+ leukemia stem cells.

Released: 5-Sep-2018 1:30 PM EDT
When It Rains, Snake Bites Soar
University of Colorado Boulder

Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

Released: 4-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Aging K-12 schools increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, says CU Boulder professor
University of Colorado Boulder

Increasing natural disasters and aging schools built before modern codes existed put thousands of school-aged children at risk each day. A new guide and webinar series offer solutions.

Released: 23-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
The Unexpected Upside of E. coli
University of Colorado Boulder

Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, the E. coli bacterium actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron.

Released: 17-Aug-2018 12:15 PM EDT
Like Shark Attack and the Lottery, Unconscious Bias Influences Cancer Screening
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Doctors with personal experience of cancer are more likely to act against established guidelines to recommend that low-risk women receive ovarian cancer screening.

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