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Mon July 16, 2012
London 2012: The Summer Olympics

CU Scientists Help Prove 'Blade Runner' Should Compete

Photo of Oscar Pistorius taken at Olympic Stadium in London.

Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who was initially barred from the Olympics because his carbon-fiber leg prostheses were ruled an advantage to his running, is now being allowed to compete in this summer's London Olympics.

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Sun July 15, 2012

Surfing And Cycling With Stage 4 Lung Cancer

Two years ago, Coloradan Andy Bonnett had Stage 4 lung cancer. Now tumor-free, he recently took up surfing.
Dan Armstrong

Physicians at the University of Colorado Hospital are finding startling success with medications that are made to match the genes of a particular lung cancer. The new strategy means the drugs work only on certain patients – but they can work really well.

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Mon July 9, 2012


Sun July 8, 2012

Nitrogen Pollution Already Changing Rocky Mountain National Park

Researchers Isabel Ashton (left) and John Murgel (right) chart vegetation changes caused by atmospheric nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park.
William Bowman University of Colorado

It’s hard to notice now, but according to a new study from the University of Colorado, the extra sprouting of a small plant high in the Rocky Mountains is the first indication that nitrogen pollution is altering the sensitive alpine region.

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Mon July 2, 2012

Colorado More Optimistic Than Nation About Economy

The Leeds Business Confidence Index dropped from 62.2 in Q2 to 53.6 in Q3.
University of Colorado

For the 29th consecutive quarter Colorado businesses remain more optimistic about the economy than the rest of the nation, according to a quarterly economic confidence report released by the Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado.

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