Restoring blood component regeneration process could curb disease, lengthen health span - by Debra Melani Creating 200 billion-plus brand-new red blood cells a day can take a toll on a body. The capacity to replace components charged with the life-sustaining task of carrying oxygen eventually wears out with aging, resulting in health problems, from anemia to blood cancers. What if we could halt the aging process and maintain young blood cells for life? With blood cells making
CU Researcher’s own coronavirus illness helps inform studies on body’s oxygen transporters - by Chris Casey Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, flew around the country in January and February, giving lectures and conducting research. Little did he know, during a late-February trip in which he delivered two talks in New York City, he caught the virus that both defined 2020 and became a focus of his research into red blood cells’ response to stressors. SARS-CoV-2 left D’Alessandro, an as
Researchers say, despite advancements in treatment, improving early therapy remains critical to cancer care - by Debra Melani Since a chance discovery by U.S. Army scientists studying mustard gas during World War II, chemotherapy has added countless years to cancer patients’ lives around the world.
Even with revolutionary new treatments offering some patients last-minute success at top centers in this country every day, chemotherapy’s critical spot in the cancer treatment lin
Researchers show the animals have uniquely adapted to their extreme habitat by converting bodily waste products into nutrients during hibernation - by Chris Casey Researchers peered into the deepest of slumbers – the barely-breathing sleep of arctic ground squirrels – to better understand how the small mammals can emerge from an eight-month hibernation with a minimal loss of muscle mass. Using metabolite profiles in the squirrels’ blood, a recently developed technology, the r
CU research team’s platform measures how the body adapts during competition; has implications for treatments of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s - by Chris Casey To say cycling enthusiasts were stunned by the Tour de France performance of rookie rider Tadej Pogačar might be an understatement. Jaws dropped as the 21-year-old Slovenian, the second-youngest rider to ever win the Tour, ascended the final 5.9-kilometer final climb of the time trial and secured the yellow jersey. Iñig