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2013-04-24 10:59:14

Access to unlocked, loaded firearms remains problem While gun control issues usually surface after major incidents like the fatal shooting of 20 elementary school students in Newtown, CT, a new study shows that children are routinely killed or injured by firearms. The study, conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health, Denver Health and Children's Hospital Colorado, was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It examined trauma admissions at two...

2013-04-23 23:00:16

Denver Safety Net Clinic Recognized For Its Commitment to the Underserved Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The University of Colorado at Denver (UC Denver) announced this week that Clínica Tepeyac has been selected as the recipient of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award. Clínica Tepeyac is one of Colorado´s most respected safety net clinics and is a model for providing health education, prevention, and primary medical services to underserved patients in metro Denver. Since...

2013-04-16 13:35:04

Screening identifies small fraction of possible lawbreakers A new study shows that neither criminal background checks nor pre-admission screening questions accurately predict students likely to commit crime on college campuses. "In an effort to reduce campus crime, more than half of all American colleges ask applicants about their criminal histories or require criminal background checks," said study author Carol Runyan , Ph.D., MPH, and professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School...

2012-06-18 22:06:05

Officials cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students. "There is anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana is finding its way into the hands of teenagers, but there's no statistical evidence that legalization increases the...

2012-04-25 22:08:05

CU Denver team develops process resulting in 70 times more energy A team of scientists from University of Colorado Denver has developed a novel energy system that increases the amount of energy harvested from microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by more than 70 times. The new approach also greatly improves energy efficiency. MFCs are emerging as a way to use bacteria to directly harvest electricity from biodegradable materials, such as wastewater or marine sediments The energy from a single MFC...

2012-03-22 23:01:33

2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall Tour focuses on defining an agenda for Latinos in America and the implications to the US Economy and Jobs in anticipation of the 2012 Presidential Election. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 MEDIA ADVISORY: 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall to Address How Latinos can Impact the US Economy and Jobs at the University of Colorado, Denver on March 27th Who:             Glenn Llopis: Founder/CEO, Center for...

2012-03-14 20:30:00

Mobile health care app gives Metro Denver residents immediate access to specialists and medical information Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Patients, in increasing numbers, are using online and mobile resources to conduct health research, according to a 2011 Pew Research Report and the 2010 Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Project. Physicians with University of Colorado School of Medicine recently collaborated with iTriage®, a free health care mobile application...

2012-03-01 02:09:08

CU Denver study shows positive correlation between green school practices and student achievement A nationwide survey shows a positive correlation between Green School practices and student achievement in science. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Denver's Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. And presented Wednesday at the Green Schools National Network conference in Denver. Schools that took part in the survey observe GreenPrint core practices as...

Genetic Mixing, Not Extinction, Led To Neanderthals' Demise
2012-02-08 06:07:35

Rather than being physically wiped out, a new study suggests that Neanderthals were likely integrated into the gene pool of early humans after the two groups crossed paths and began interbreeding. The new study, published in the journal Advances in Complex Systems (ACS), was written by C. Michael Barton of Arizona State University (ASU) and Julien Riel-Salvatore of the University of Colorado Denver, and "builds on work published last year in the journal Human Ecology and on recent genetic...

2012-01-19 17:25:29

CU Denver research findings may help aspiring musicians plan for the future A detailed analysis of American pop music data shows musicians that hit the album charts spend, on average, a little more than five years there. More than one third will be 'one-hit wonders.' That's according to a study by Storm Gloor, MBA, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media (CAM). Gloor teaches music business and marketing classes. The study, "Just How Long...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.