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BMS Professor awarded $1.8 million NIH grant to study calcium channel functions and cardiovascular diseases

September 2013
Dr. Gregory Amberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Health to study calcium channel function in arterial smooth muscle.

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BMS hosts world-renowned neuroscientists for the fall 2013 Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series

September 2013
On September 26th 2013, the Colorado State University will host Dr. Russell Fernald, biologist at Stanford University, for a seminar titled “How Does Social Behavior Change the Brain,” at 4:00pm in Pathology 101.

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Discovering New Functions in Neuronal Cell Biology, a Step Forward in Understanding Stroke Response and Treatment

September 2013
In Dr. Michael Tamkun’s lab, even the smallest changes in molecular function enhance our understanding of neuro-protective response to stroke or epilepsy, and pave the way for more effective treatments in the future.

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Biomedical Sciences Professor Helps Push Colorado State University into International Spotlight for Battling Food Insecurity

September 2013
Dr. Richard Bowen, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences is the director of one of the nine Feed the Future Innovation Labs – USAID funded collaborative research support programs addressing issues of hunger and poverty through science and technology.

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CVMBS Grads are Helping Animals, People and the Planet

August 2013
A new academic year is under way, leading many students - and families - to wonder, "What can I do with my bachelor's degree from CVMBS?" We've caught up with several young alumni who have recently graduated and asked them what they are doing with their degree from CSU!

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Arabian Horse Leaders Give $3 Million to Famed Equine Fertility Lab

August 2013
A couple notable in the Arabian horse industry has donated $3 million to the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory to propel teaching, research and clinical services that have made the laboratory a foremost authority in reproductive science and techniques.

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Searching for Diagnostic Biomarkers for Ovarian Cancer and Placental Abnormalities

August 2013
Drs. Jerry Bouma and Quinton Winger, faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, are working towards a solution that could give doctors and patients a leg-up in diagnosing some serious problems in women’s reproductive health.

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Pain, Prescriptions, and Addiction – One CSU Professor's Quest to Find a Solution

August 2013​
​Pain… prescription… pain… prescription… pain… it is a cycle that plagues those unfortunate enough to understand the vicious reality of chronic pain and the road that often leads to addiction. For Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor, Dr. Shane Hentges, understanding the neural processes that lead to the diminished effectiveness of drug therapies is a critical first step to finding a solution. 

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National television program on 'mare care' filmed at CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory

July 2013
It was lights, camera, action at Colorado State University's famed fertility clinic on July 9, as a crew from agriculturally focused RFD-TV visited to film an hourlong show about horse reproduction.

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BMS Professor Champions Science Communication Initiatives at CSU

July 2013
Dr. Stu Tobet, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been on a five-year journey that has introduced science communication skills to close to 1,000 students at CSU.

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New Cardiovascular Physiology Research Center hopes to position CSU as a leader in cardiovascular research and graduate education

July 2013​
On the heels of this spring’s successful Colloquium on Cardiovascular Research, a newly approved Cardiovascular Physiology Research Center will officially launch on July 1st, and begin working to enhance cross-campus synthesis of cardiovascular research and graduate training.

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The Engaging Kids in Science and Health through Anatomy project has been building connections for over 20 years

June 2013
For the past 20 years, the Engaging Kids in Science and Health Through Anatomy project has allowed CSU undergraduate honors students to make presentations for K-12 classes that demonstrate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, while inspiring young students to consider careers in health care or other science-based fields.​

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Seven Department of Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Students Recognized for their Research and Creativity

May 2013
The Department of Biomedical Sciences is very proud to announce that sevel students have been honored for the research and creativity at the 2013 CURC awards ceremony.

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2013 Rocky Mountain Reproductive Sciences Symposium Builds Regional Network of Researchers, Practitioners, and Students​

April 2013​
For many, the process of reproduction might seem like a mysterious combination of timing, miracles and fate, but for a group of over 80 attendees at the 2013 RMRSS, the biology of reproduction is instead a focused exploration of the scientific building blocks that create and sustain life in the womb.​

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The ERL Celebrates a New Day

April 2013
CSU's ERL celebrated its grand re-opening after a 2011 fire destroyed the original main laboratory building. Watch this video showcasing Lindy Burch, a hall of fame breeder and trainer of cutting horses, and her world-class cutting horse, Bet Yer Blue Boons, who are clients of the ERL.

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Biomedical Sciences and Anthropology Major Earns Marshall Scholarship

February 2013​
Chris Counts, a Biomedical Sciences and Anthropology undergraduate student with his own successful non-profit organization, has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship -- a fully funded opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in the United Kingdom.

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Healthy Purebred Yellowstone Bison Calf Born at Bronx Zoo using CSU's Pioneering Embryo Science

August 2012
Dr. Jennifer Barfield and her team have successfully reproduced a purebred bison calf at the Bronx Zoo by removing the embryo of a purebred Yellowstone bison that had been exposed to disease, washing it free of disease and implanting it safely into a healthy, commercial bison with ancestral cattle genes. Read more about this innovative project.

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Dr. Scott Earley Named Colorado State Monfort Professor

July 2012​
Dr. Scott Earley, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, was named one of two CSU Monfort Professors for 2012.

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Dr. Mike Tamkun Performing Groundbreaking Research

May 2012
Dr. Tamkun and other CSU researchers have discovered that "docking stations" play an important role in membrane protein trafficking.

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Equine Reproduction Laboratory Rebuilding

October 2012​
Plans to rebuild the laboratory and office space for CSU’s prestigious Equine Reproduction Laboratory are in final design stages, and officials anticipate that construction will start next spring. The building was destroyed by a fire in July 2011.

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