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2013-07-19 14:40:18

As a class, people who don't drink at all have a higher mortality risk than light drinkers. But nondrinkers are a diverse bunch, and the reasons people have for abstaining affects their individual mortality risk, in some cases lowering it on par with the risk for light drinkers, according to a University of Colorado study. Multiple studies have shown that the likelihood of dying for people who drink increases as they consume more alcohol. Those same studies have shown that a person's...

Future Space Habitats Could Have Robotic Gardeners
2013-07-09 08:27:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of students from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State recently demonstrated how a system of robotic farmers could help future space travelers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The student team is developing remote plant production technology for use on NASA's deep-space habitat prototype. As part of a graduate course sponsored by NASA and the National Space Grant X-Hab Academic Challenge, the 11 students -- 10...

2013-07-01 23:01:28

University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has been selected by ABC and producer Eyeworks USA as the medical oversight, weight loss and nutrition services partner for the fourth season of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has been selected by ABC and producer Eyeworks USA as the medical oversight, weight loss and nutrition services partner for the fourth...

2013-06-28 23:02:20

University of Colorado Hospital’s Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute to remain open during construction Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 More than 75,000 patients trust their eye health to the physicians and practitioners at the University of Colorado Eye Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus. That number is expected to grow to more than 150,000 patients in the coming years. Meeting the needs of those patients and continuously improving the high quality of care offered to them...

New Targeted Treatment Puts Snowboarder Back on Slopes
2013-06-06 13:39:44

University of Colorado Cancer Center A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine describes genetic testing of a rare blood cancer called atypical chronic neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) that revealed a new mutation present in most patients with the disease. The mutation also serves as an Achilles heel, allowing doctors at the University of Colorado Cancer Center to prescribe a never-before-used, targeted treatment. The first patient treated describes his best snowboarding season...

2013-05-29 23:03:14

Five University of Colorado Boulder students have partnered with a researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center to file a patent for a medical device that lets researchers quickly, easily and inexpensively isolate a patient´s cancer cells for genetic tests that allow doctors to target the disease. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Five University of Colorado Boulder students have partnered with a researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center to file a patent for a...

2013-05-14 23:01:51

A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prevents sudden cardiac death by detecting irregularities and delivering an electrical jolt to restart the heart. AURORA, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable...

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...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.