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Burmese python genome reveals extreme adaptation

Scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine who sequenced the genome of the Burmese python have discovered large numbers of rapidly evolved...

New study finds reminders for immunizations challenging for pediatric practices

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2011) -- A new study led by researchers at the Children's Outcomes Research (COR) Program at The Children's Hospital and Colorado Health Outcomes Program (COHO) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine explores the b...

Deaths from anesthesia during childbirth plummet

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 5, 2011) -- The number of women who die from complications of anesthesia during childbirth has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades thanks to improved monitoring and better medical techniques, according to a recent st...

Metabolic cost of human sleep deprivation quantified by University of Colorado...

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The n...

Research on obesity targets the brain’s use of fatty acids

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight...

Genomic ‘markers’ may head off thousands of thyroid surgeries

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 22, 2010) -- Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine were concerned recently when they found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine wheth...

Breakthrough in understanding life-threatening childhood liver disease

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants. The disease is called biliary atresia, It blocks the...

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