Distinquished prof and colleague from the University of New Mexico have been granted a patent for a new pain-management gene therapy that focuses not on neurons, but on glia. “Our drugs turn Mr. Hyde back into Dr. Jekyll,” she says.
For years, a CU-Boulder anthropologist has been training Vietnamese scientists to help preserve endangered primates in Vietnam. His work is gratifying has a more “profound” effect than other work he could do, he says.
‘We have three tenure-track, full-time specialists in Tibet, and that’s three more faculty specializing in Tibet than you find at most universities. It’s not a huge group … but it’s an incredible opportunity (for research) and also for students.’
He was the kind of student over whom universities normally compete. But two significant obstacles stood between him and a course of study at CU-Boulder. One was money, as his family was of modest means. The other was citizenship.