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University of Colorado Boulder

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Chronic Pain Cure? A clinical study treating dogs suffering from chronic pain with gene therapy could lead to human trials. Led by distinguished professor Linda Watkins of psychology and neuroscience, dogs receive injections of IL-10 — a protein and anti-inflammatory produced naturally in humans and animals. A single injection can ease pain for up to

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By the Numbers

16,057 alums received our perception survey. 15 percent participated. 91 percent are satisfied with their student experience, including 61 percent who are very satisfied. 75 percent have positive overall feelings about the university. 88 percent take pride in their CU degree, including half who take great pride in it. 69 percent feel an emotional connection to CU and 64 percent feel it is

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The Sink Turns 90

The Sink turned 90 years old this year, and owners Chris and Mark Heinritz threw a bash to celebrate the event on the evening of July 20. More than 175 old Sink Rats, former waiters and bouncers gathered to get reacquainted, reminisce, toss back a few cool ones and attend a rock concert at the

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Class Clicks to Capture Cancer

Doctors may be able to quickly and inexpensively isolate cancer cells to better target the disease with a new device patented by five CU-Boulder seniors and Wilbur Franklin, a CU Cancer Center researcher.

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Hunting with the Hadza

By Kale Olander After spending 13 nights camping in the bush of Tanzania, I was coated with a thick layer of dirt and rocking a serious farmer’s tan, all while covered in bug bites and countless cuts from the unrelenting East African flora. Even my identity had changed: I was no longer known as “Kale,”

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Less Is More

By Kelsey Stimson My heart is pounding. My thoughts are racing. The Jeep is swerving. The sights and smells are unrecognizable, unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced before. And that’s when I knew I had finally arrived in Africa. The first night was euphoric. The market was full of life. There were men on

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A Hike to Remember

By Edie Shipler I woke to the sound of one of my tour guides banging on the side of my tent and moving on the tent next to mine trying to wake everyone up. It was our last night of sleeping in tents in the bush in Tanzania after 14 days and it had definitely

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Blood Brothers

By Kevin Shepard I’ve wanted to travel to East Africa since I took a freshman anthropology class at CU taught by professor Laura DeLuca called Regional Cultures of Africa. In May 2013, I was given the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with Dr. DeLuca’s Global Seminar Program. In the seminar, Tanzania on Conservation/Globalization in Tanzania,

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A Rockin’ Fox Theatre

Boulder’s legendary Fox Theatre on The Hill was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Venues that Rock,” a series highlighting the magazine’s choices for America’s best concert venues.

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Roger and Me

I didn’t realize what a truly special guy Roger Ebert (HonDocHum’93) was until the first time I saw him type. His copy didn’t contain any typos.

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Extinguishing the Thrill

With the passage last fall of Colorado Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana for those 21 and over for use in private (not in public), it was the end for me of a long strange trip that began 49 years ago.

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Faculty Up in Arms About Concealed Carry

The campus has hosted an ongoing discussion on gun rights following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling last spring that held that CU regents cannot set gun policies contrary to the state’s 2003 concealed-carry law.

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Extracting Fields of Black Gold

Back in 2010 I wrote a piece about how Big Science — the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) computer center — was moving out of Boulder County and Big Oil — ConocoPhillips’ research and training campus — was moving in.

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