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Allen wins Sie fellowship for Down syndrome research

Mary Allen is studying genetic-sequencing data from people with Down syndrome and their parents to understand how that extra copy of chromosome 21 puts this population at higher risk for health issues such as heart defects, thyroid conditions, leukemia, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory and hearing problems. Simultaneously, she works to understand why they are at lower risk for heart attack, stroke, and solid tumor cancers.

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Rivers nominated for Teaching with Technology award

Ed Rivers, professor of English, has been nominated for an ASSETT Teaching with Technology award.

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Jin wins Isaac Newton Medal for physics

Deborah Jin has won the 2014 Isaac Newton Medal, the highest accolade given by the Institute of Physics. She was cited for her experimental work in laser cooling atoms. This work has led to the practical demonstration of universal laws that upderpin fundamental quantum behavior.

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CU neuropathic-pain treatment to be developed

A medical compound known as BL-1110, developed by Hang ‘Hubert’ Yin, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Linda Watkins, distinguished professor of psychology and neuroscience, at the University of Colorado Boulder has been licensed by BioLineRx, a biopharmaceutical company based in Israel.

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