Top stories of 2017

Shim Stem Cells5. Training cells as cancer killers

Researchers develop new line of attack that relies on reengineering a patient’s own cells to recognize, attack and kill cancer cells. The target in the Novartis therapy is acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children.

Dr. Jay Lemery of CU Anschutz4. Sounding the alarm on climate change

In his book ‘Enviromedics,’ Jay Lemery, MD, associate professor of medicine in the CU School of Medicine, explores the link between global warming and human health. Lemery co-wrote the book with Paul Auerbach, MD, professor of emergency medicine art Stanford University SOM.

EMT checking in patient in ER3. Program reduces high ED use, increases primary care visits

Researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a community-based, care-coordination program aimed at high users of hospital emergency departments succeeded: It reduced ED visits and hospital admissions, while increasing use of primary care providers.

Sleep pods in CU Anschutz library2. Library opens spacious and welcoming study zone

With over 4,000 students, it can sometimes be hard to find study space on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Students are loving the Health Science Library’s new and inviting 5,000-square-foot-space (and state-of-the-art sleep pods).

This miniature microscope allows researchers to see inside the living brain.1. 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. The grant is part of the NIH’s new BRAIN initiative aimed at revolutionizing the understanding of the human brain.

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