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1 year 4 months ago

Cadets hope to curtail bird strikes

COLORADO SPRINGS - Research being conducted by cadets at the US Air Force Academy could one day make commercial air travel safer. As part of a senior capstone project, a group of engineering and biology majors are studying the effects of light and sound to limit the number of bird...

2 years 10 months ago

MDA asks USA for $1 more in telethon

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Despite missing its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans for at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it raised last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon. This year's revamped fundraiser plans to trot out as...

3 years 3 months ago

Study says Wii bowling can help stroke survivors

Playing interactive video games may be a good way for stroke survivors to strengthen their arms. Canadian researchers reviewed studies on the effects of video games, such as the Nintendo Wii on stroke survivors. Overall, the patients improved their motor strength and function when they played interactive video games compared...

3 years 5 months ago

UCCS shares $750K federal grant

Faculty researchers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will study the role of online informal communication in disasters as part of a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant is shared with the University of California Irvine. Among the topics to be studied is the...

3 years 11 months ago

Cancer is leading economic killer

American Cancer Society researchers say that cancer is now the world's leading economic killer as well as its likely top cause of death. Their new report says that cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, tuberculosis or other infectious diseases. Cancer's economic impact was $895 billion in...

4 years 18 hours ago

Tests to determine if age of blood matters

There's growing concern that blood transfusion patients who receive older blood may not do as well as patients who receive fresher blood. Hospitals throughout the country are taking part in a study in hopes of discovering whether the age of blood does make a difference. The multi-million-dollar research on...

4 years 3 months ago

Denver veterans hospital highlights VA research

The Denver VA Medical Center is highlighting research by the Veterans Administration with presentations on suicide prevention, enhanced wound healing and other topics. The event is Monday at the VA hospital in Denver. It's part of the VA's National Research Week. Lynette Roff, director of the VA's Eastern Colorado Health...

4 years 3 months ago

Air Force Academy gives $210K to local education

The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators. Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the...

4 years 4 months ago

Bees in trouble after bad winter

The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is...

4 years 4 months ago

Study: Last Supper paintings supersize the food

An obesity researcher analyzed dozens of famous paintings of the Last Supper and found that food portions have grown larger in more recent ones. Cornell University's Brian Wansink studied 52 paintings depicting Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples. The paintings were done at various times during the last 1,000...

4 years 4 months ago

Mesa State considers new spot for body farm

A corpse research plan in Grand Junction is being rewritten after neighbors complained. A professor at Mesa State College had proposed the college develop the nation's first high-altitude "body farm." A body farm is a forensic research site where people who have donated their corpses are left to rot. Forensics...

4 years 4 months ago

Insomnia may shrink your brain

Skipping sleep to catch up on the rest of your life? Lying awake worrying about stuff? You could be doing long-term damage to your brain. In research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, researchers found that chronic insomnia leads to lower gray matter density, which compromises people's abilities...

4 years 5 months ago

Researchers turn up noise to battle bark beetles

Researchers are launching an acoustic counterattack against the beetles that have ravaged millions of acres of trees across the West. The tiny insects make squeaking noises as they tunnel through trees and now a team at Northern Arizona University is using the beetles' own communication against them. The researchers have...

4 years 5 months ago

College's body farm may need city approval

City officials might have a say in whether Mesa State College will be allowed to temporarily leave human corpses to decompose near a residential area, which has some neighbors worried about odors and disease. City Attorney John Shaver says he's studying the issue. College officials plan to set up a...

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