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Released: 21-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Island Foxes May Need Genetic Rescue
Colorado State University

The island fox has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction, with three of six populations on their way to becoming the fastest mammal recovered under the Endangered Species Act. But new Colorado State University-led research uncovers a hidden danger to the future viability of some island fox populations.

Released: 29-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST
Study Points to Cannabis’ Effect on Emotion Processing
Colorado State University

A Colorado State University study suggests that cannabis use significantly affects the ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emotions like happiness, sadness and anger.

Newswise: Joel Berger Fights to Preserve Unknown Animal Species
Released: 24-Feb-2016 7:05 PM EST
Joel Berger Fights to Preserve Unknown Animal Species
Colorado State University

Joel Berger was nominated this month for the Indianapolis Prize, an internationally recognized gift award for researchers whose achievements will likely lead to long-term sustainability. He is a voice for animals that live in places he describes as “uncrowded playing fields.”

Newswise: 7 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus
Released: 3-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST
7 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus
Colorado State University

How concerned should you be about Zika virus? Colorado State University researchers weigh in on the topic.

Newswise: Planning for a Disease Outbreak? There’s a Game for That
Released: 1-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST
Planning for a Disease Outbreak? There’s a Game for That
Colorado State University

Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University are turning disease outbreak planning exercises into a game. They’re creating powerful new software that can predict, simulate and analyze a major disease outbreak – all in the form of an intuitive, multiplayer game.

Newswise: Location, Location Location: Bat Survival Depends on It
25-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST
Location, Location Location: Bat Survival Depends on It
Colorado State University

Bat body type, and the environmental conditions bats use in their hibernation sites, may explain species differences in bat mortality from white-nose syndrome, according to a Colorado State University-led study.

Newswise: Plague-Riddled Prairie Dogs a Model for Infectious Disease Spread
13-Jan-2016 12:00 PM EST
Plague-Riddled Prairie Dogs a Model for Infectious Disease Spread
Colorado State University

Sporadic outbreaks of plague among black-tailed prairie dogs are an ideal model for the study of infectious zoonotic disease, say Colorado State University biologists.

Newswise: Why White, Older Men Are More Likely to Die of Suicide
Released: 5-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Why White, Older Men Are More Likely to Die of Suicide
Colorado State University

An important factor in white men’s psychological brittleness and vulnerability to suicide once they reach late life may be dominant scripts of masculinity, aging and suicide, a Colorado State University psychology researcher says.

Newswise: Small Satellites to Pave Way for Future Space-Borne Weather Observations
Released: 15-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST
Small Satellites to Pave Way for Future Space-Borne Weather Observations
Colorado State University

Colorado State University researchers are creating the next generation of environmental monitoring satellites, at a hundredth the size and weight scale.

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Released: 7-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST
Colorado State University's Breakthrough Imaging Tool Maps Cells' Composition in 3-D
Colorado State University

A one-of-a-kind instrument built at Colorado State University lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions at the nanoscale, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed.

Newswise: Recyclable Bioplastics Cooled Down, Cooked Up in Colorado State University Chem Lab
Released: 2-Dec-2015 6:05 PM EST
Recyclable Bioplastics Cooled Down, Cooked Up in Colorado State University Chem Lab
Colorado State University

Colorado State University chemists have made a completely recyclable, biodegradable polymer, paving a potential new road to truly sustainable, petroleum-free plastics.

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Released: 24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST
Pets Will Thank You for Pumpkin Treats this Holiday Season
Colorado State University

Your dog will "gobble" up these easy-to-make pumpkin snacks. Recipe approved by Colorado State University veterinarians and Porter, the dog.

Newswise: Enhancing Our Soils’ Biodiversity Can Improve Human Health
Released: 23-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST
Enhancing Our Soils’ Biodiversity Can Improve Human Health
Colorado State University

Colorado State University’s Diana Wall and coauthors make the case to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies in a paper published online in Nature November 23.

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Released: 19-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST
Small, Sustainable Actions Make Big Impacts
Colorado State University

Colorado State University students are helping the City of Fort Collins with market research on a mobile app, “Lose a Watt,” that encourages sustainable behaviors.

Newswise: Programmable Plants: Colorado State Synthetic Biologists Pave Way for Genetic Circuits
12-Nov-2015 3:00 PM EST
Programmable Plants: Colorado State Synthetic Biologists Pave Way for Genetic Circuits
Colorado State University

Taking genetic engineering to the next level, Colorado State University researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant functions.

Newswise: Study Offers New Recommendations for TB Vaccine Testing in Humans
Released: 11-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST
Study Offers New Recommendations for TB Vaccine Testing in Humans
Colorado State University

CSU Professor Ian Orme recently conducted a study that provides new clues to what went wrong with a landmark TB vaccine trial in South Africa.

Released: 5-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST
Shields Up: Colorado State Researchers Are Making the Internet More Secure
Colorado State University

A Colorado State University-led team is developing a service that can sniff out, ward off and protect against large-scale online attacks known as Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks.

Newswise: Forgotten but Not Gone: West Nile Virus Impacts Greater Number of Bird Species, Study Finds
28-Oct-2015 12:00 PM EDT
Forgotten but Not Gone: West Nile Virus Impacts Greater Number of Bird Species, Study Finds
Colorado State University

A new study led by Colorado State University finds that the West Nile virus is killing birds — more so than previously thought — in the short- and long-term.

Released: 27-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Beyond Siri: Colorado State Researchers Are Bridging Human-Computer Interaction
Colorado State University

With the goal of revolutionizing everyday interactions between humans and computers, Colorado State University researchers are developing new technologies for making computers recognize not just traditional commands, but also non-verbal ones – gestures, body language and facial expressions.

20-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Colorado State University Chemists Invent ‘Tool’ for Assembling Life Molecules
Colorado State University

The researchers report a single chemical reaction that couples two constituent chemicals into a carbon-carbon bond, while simultaneously introducing a nitrogen component.

Newswise: Groundbreaking CSU Study Finds Changing Environment Can Lead to Rapid Evolution
Released: 2-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Groundbreaking CSU Study Finds Changing Environment Can Lead to Rapid Evolution
Colorado State University

Results of a groundbreaking Colorado State University study which were published this week in the journal Nature, show that guppies from transplanted populations initially respond to a lack of predators with coping mechanisms that include changes in the expression of genes in the brain; some of the changes were beneficial, while others were disadvantageous. When the researchers compared how the brains of the introduced guppies evolved to incorporate the initial coping responses, they found that the genes that exhibited the initially maladaptive responses evolved rapidly to allow future generations to thrive better in the new environment. The study, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, is being hailed as groundbreaking.

Released: 12-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Media Tip Sheet: Colorado State University Experts Available to Discuss Animas River Mine Spill
Colorado State University

The following experts are available to discuss a variety of topics related to the mine waste spill that has impacted the Animas River in southwestern Colorado. These experts are available for media interviews; this list is not intended to serve as public contact information. For more information or to contact a Colorado State University expert on any of the following topics, call the communications coordinator listed for each expert.

Released: 6-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT
Study: Great Plains Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Be Eliminated
Colorado State University

Researchers from the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University and their partners have completed a historical analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. Great Plains that demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from the region.

Released: 10-Feb-2015 6:25 PM EST
Colorado State University Study Finds Methane Emissions Vary at Natural Gas Gathering and Processing Facilities
Colorado State University

CSU researchers led two national studies measuring methane emissions at different sectors in the natural gas supply chain. This press release outlines the measurement results from the gathering and processing sectors.

Released: 10-Feb-2015 6:20 PM EST
Colorado State University Completes Largest Study on Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Sectors; Finds Variations in Methane Emissions
Colorado State University

CSU researchers led two national studies measuring methane emissions at different sectors in the natural gas supply chain. This press release outlines the measurement results from the transmission and storage sectors.

Released: 27-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Colorado State University Center to Assist in Ebola Vaccine Development and Manufacturing
Colorado State University

Colorado State University’s Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) has been awarded $2 million by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to aid in the development and manufacturing of a vaccine to protect against infection by filoviruses, including the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

Newswise: Microbes in Central Park Soil: If They Can Make It There, They Can Make It Anywhere
30-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Microbes in Central Park Soil: If They Can Make It There, They Can Make It Anywhere
Colorado State University

Researchers led by Colorado State University uncovered more than 167,000 kinds of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes in the soil beneath one of the nation's iconic urban environments. That’s 260 times as many species of birds, plants and invertebrates that live in the Park - combined.

Newswise: Colorado Cancer Experts Launch Plan with Japan to Build the First U.S. Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy Center
Released: 24-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Colorado Cancer Experts Launch Plan with Japan to Build the First U.S. Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy Center
Colorado State University

Colorado cancer researchers and medical doctors are launching a feasibility study on building the nation’s first carbon-ion radiotherapy research and treatment facility, where they hope to investigate and provide leading-edge therapy that is effective against the deadliest cancers and now is available only in Europe and Japan.

Newswise: CSU Nanoparticle Research Could Enhance Oil Recovery, Tracing of Fracking Fluid
Released: 21-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT
CSU Nanoparticle Research Could Enhance Oil Recovery, Tracing of Fracking Fluid
Colorado State University

Two Colorado State University researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground, knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking chemicals travel.

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Released: 21-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Colorado State University Hosts Cookstove Testing Marathon as Part of Climate Study
Colorado State University

Colorado State University is hosting an intensive laboratory testing campaign for biomass cookstoves this month as part of a $1.5 million study on the air quality, climate and health effects of cookstove smoke.

Newswise: Study Verifies More Than 100,000 African Elephants Killed in Three Years
Released: 19-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Study Verifies More Than 100,000 African Elephants Killed in Three Years
Colorado State University

New research led by Colorado State University has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012. The study shows these losses are driving population declines of the world's wild African elephants on the order of 2 percent to 3 percent a year.

Released: 1-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Colorado State University Helps Lead International Charge on New Radiation Treatment for Cancer
Colorado State University

Imagine a targeted radiation therapy for cancer that could pinpoint and blast away tumors more effectively than traditional methods, with fewer side effects and less damage to surrounding tissues and organs. That’s the reality with a treatment called carbon ion radiotherapy, an option that is, for now, available only outside the United States.

Released: 31-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT
CSU Researchers Contribute to New USDA Report and Tools to Measure, Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Colorado State University

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. Colorado State University faculty members served as authors and external science advisors on the new report, and a CSU team is leading the implementation of a new online tool that provides customized GHG reports and management plans in accordance with the new guidelines.

Newswise: Colorado State University Researchers Team with Google/Environmental Defense Fund to Map Methane Leaks
Released: 17-Jul-2014 11:15 AM EDT
Colorado State University Researchers Team with Google/Environmental Defense Fund to Map Methane Leaks
Colorado State University

A Colorado State University research team helped develop the data analysis tools and the driving routes Google Street View cars took to map methane leaks in Boston, Indianapolis and New York's Staten Island.

Released: 22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Democratic National Convention Media Tip Sheet "“ Experts on Politics in the West and Election Hot Topics
Colorado State University

As the election season continues and Colorado prepares for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Colorado State University has experts available to discuss a variety of topics related to politics and issues that are going to be discussed throughout the election process.

Released: 26-Mar-2008 4:30 PM EDT
Genes Previously Thought Not to Function May Hold Key Information About Disease, Aging
Colorado State University

Genes that scientist believe are turned off are actually functioning at a low level that has previously been undetected, a discovery that could help answer questions about chronic disease and aging.

Released: 11-Jan-2008 1:00 PM EST
University Offers Experts in Reproduction
Colorado State University

Experts can discuss cutting-edge reproduction research and translational medicine between equine reproduction and human reproduction. Topics include newly discovered causes of sexual dysfunction, how mammals recognize that they are pregnant, factors affecting fetus sex differentiation, affects of aging, and selection the sex of offspring.

Released: 6-Nov-2007 2:50 PM EST
Professor: Infections, Bacteria Critical for Healthy Life
Colorado State University

An bacteria and infectious diseases expert argues that all living things must have infections to thrive. Anti-bacterial products are changing how immune systems, gastrointestinal systems and even nervous systems develop and function. Recent research shows that society's anti-bacterial crusade may contribute to asthma and allergies - and perhaps even mental illnesses.


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