As Chair, it’s a pleasure for me to welcome you to the Neurology Department of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The Department is part of the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus and is one of the largest academic medical centers between Chicago and the West Coast. The School of Medicine is among the top medical schools nationally in NIH funding and partners with numerous nationally recognized affiliated hospitals.
Dr. David Beckham has been studying the variants in a biosafety lab on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He said the mutations on the omicron variant are allowing it to “sidestep” immune protections more than other variants. “Omicron has multiple mutations and a lot more mutations than any other variants that we’ve seen so far,” he said. “So for example, delta has a handful, six or so in this spike protein, and omicron has about 30.” -Fox31, Dec. 8, 2021
Recent findings linking COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease have sparked concern among experts, taking the spotlight at the July Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denver and prompting an “urgent” call from the Alzheimer’s Disease International for “fast-tracking” research on the issue. -CU Anschutz Today, Sept 29, 2021
The SPARX3 trial extends investigations of exercise’s ability to slow the progression of the debilitating movement disorder. “What I always say to my patients is I can give you medications that will make you function as well as you can, but the reason I’m doing it is so you can exercise,” Dr. Jeanne Feuerstein said. “That’s the key to actually modify the progression of the disease.” -UCHealth Today, Sept. 28, 2021
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