Science Market Update

Colorado Researchers Receive $5.5M to Study Cannabis and Genetics

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

With cannabis becoming more accepted and legal in different parts of the United States, research institutions around the country are obtaining funding to conduct research into cannabis for medical use. Institutions like the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Illinois, Chicago have recently received funding to support this type of research. Colorado, one of the states that has legalized cannabis, has been working on obtaining funding for researchers to study the use of this drug. In 2014, researchers across the state were waiting to receive funding for 8 medical marijuana studies. More recently, researchers at the University of Colorado received $5.5 million to research the heath effects of medical marijuana. (Image courtesy of Dinesh Valke via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tags: 2018, UCO, Fitz, Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, cannabis research

CU Boulder Research: $1.1M For Next-Generation Vaccine Development

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support development of next-generation vaccines. If the project is successful, these new vaccines will be able to defend against diseases with just one shot and won't need to be refrigerated. These improvements could have an immense impact on the difficult challenge of dispensing life-saving immunizations. 

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Tags: University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado, Colorado, vaccine research, new research grant, new research funding, vaccine

CU Anschutz Researchers Find Hormones From Breast Milk Contribute to Babies Gut Health

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, May 13, 2016

It is well known that infants rely on their mothers for food and nutrients in their early years. However, the effect that the hormones in this food have on an infant's development has not previously been known. Recent research conducted at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center has shown that hormones in human breast milk contribute to the health of the feeding infant. (Image by Voiceboks via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tags: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, CO, Fitz, Aurora, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Western, gut bacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, Breast milk

Investments in Infrastructure Ongoing at UColorado

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Apr 16, 2014

This month the University of Colorado’s research budget was expanded by a $10 million grant from the NIH. This five-year grant will enable the university to continue its partnership with Duke University in the development of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). 

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Tags: Boulder, CO, University of Colorado, BioResearch Product Faire Event, 2014, UCO

Colorado: New Lab Technologies on display at BioResearch Product Faire™ Shows

Posted by Zoeie Maddock on Fri, Mar 14, 2014

If you are a life science professional or lab supply vendor looking to make new connections in the life science industry, then we have the venue to accommodate your search. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is hosting five BioResearch Product Faire™ Events at various top tier universities in Colorado, including:

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Tags: Colorado, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Boulder, Anschutz Medical, CO, University of Colorado, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Front Line event, Colorado State University, 2014, CSUFC, Fitz, UCO, Colorado State University Foothills Research, CoSTU, NJH, National Jewish Health

CU Anschutz Receives Record Breaking $772 Million in Private Support

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

The University of Colorado has announced an outstanding $1.521 billion in funding from the private sector through their Creating Futures fundraising project. This effort, CU's 4th fundraising campaign, began quietly in July 2006 and was publically announced in April 2011 after over $900 million had been raised through the generosity of over 115,000 sources. Since the campaign went public, the university has broadened its target audience to include CU alumni and even more individuals relevant to CU's campaign efforts. As of September 30th, CU had received a total of over $1.5 billion, with $722 million going to CU Anschutz Medical Campus and $84 million going to CU Denver. 

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Tags: Colorado, Southwest, Anschutz Medical, CO, University of Colorado, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Denver, 2014, CU, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitz

Anschutz Medical Campus Research Scientists Find Molecules To Reduce Anesthesia Damage

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Jan 04, 2013

Each year millions of Americans risk undergoing surgery for a variety of problems such as organ transplants, mending broken bones and cosmetic surgeries. Often surgery is necessary to fix ongoing health problems with the benefits of the surgery usually outweighing the risks. Despite the potential risks to surgery patients, in the United States more than 48 million surgeries are performed each year. In most cases, undergoing surgery is relatively risk free, but not always.

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Tags: 2014, Bioscience research, 2013, biomedical research, University of Colorado, Medical Research, Drug Discovery, DNA Research, Southwest, National Jewish Health, Anschutz Medical Campus, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Denver, CO, public health, NJH, Fitz, Aurora

Boulder Scientists Find Telomeres Hold Key To New Cancer Drugs

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Nov 12, 2012

No one escapes being affected by cancer. We all know someone, perhaps even a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012. In fact, it is estimated that each person has a 41% chance of developing cancer during his or her lifetime. But new discoveries by researchers have started to change the outcome of a cancer diagnosis. In a recently published article in Nature, two researchers at CU boulder have found a possible solution hiding at the ends of our DNA. According to Professor Cech, "This is an exciting scientific discovery that gives us a new way of looking at the problem of cancer.” The researchers, Tom Cech and Leslie Leinwand, found the solution by studying how telomerase functions in our cells. In normal people, telomerase helps us keep our cells healthy and young. 

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Tags: Bioresearch, University of Colorado, Northwest, cancer research, Biofrontiers Institute, Cancer, BioResearch Product Faire Event, CO, Boulder, UCO

Boulder Research Team Develops "Map of Life" Biodiversity Database

Posted by Sam Asher on Tue, Sep 04, 2012

A research team composed of researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Yale University recently released a public demonstration of their Map of Life, a database that stores the geographic locations of the world's species. The demonstration version contains about 25,000 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish to date, but the goal is to have a complete record for every living organism on Earth

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Tags: University of Colorado, Bioinformatics, Southwest, 2012, animal science, BioResearch Product Faire Event, CO, Boulder, UCO

Anschutz Medical Campus Fights Obesity

Posted by Sam Asher on Fri, Jul 20, 2012

 The University of Colorado already has a terrific medical program at its Anschutz Medical Campus. This April we talked about their groundbreaking efforts against multiple sclerosis. Now, Anschutz Medical is waging war on one of America's greatest enemies: obesity.

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Tags: biomedical research, University of Colorado, Southwest, 2012, Anschutz Medical Campus, BioResearch Product Faire Event, CO, public health, Fitz, Aurora

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