Discovery & Innovation

New cellular surprise may have implications for human diseases, says CU-Boulder study

September 06, 2011

A surprising new discovery by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California, Davis regarding the division of tiny "power plants" within cells known as mitochondria has implications for better understanding a wide variety of human diseases and conditions due to mitochondrial defects.

Southern Rocky Mountain pikas holding their own, says new CU-Boulder assessment

September 01, 2011

American pikas, the chirpy, potato-sized denizens of rocky debris in mountain ranges and high plateaus in western North America, are holding their own in the Southern Rocky Mountains, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

New partnership brings powerful neuroimaging scanner to CU-Boulder campus

August 29, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder has partnered with the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, N.M., to bring to campus a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner that will significantly enhance the neuroimaging capabilities on campus.

Unexpected adhesion properties of graphene may lead to new nanotechnology devices

August 23, 2011

Graphene, considered the most exciting new material under study in the world of nanotechnology, just got even more interesting, according to a new study by a group of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder designing next generation of Internet to keep up with mobile users

August 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are helping develop the next generation of the Internet -- a more mobile version -- and the campus's Office of Information Technology is using this new technology to provide wireless service on campus buses and in some labs and classrooms.

New CU-Boulder study reveals bacteria from dog feces in outdoor air of urbanized areas

August 18, 2011

Bacteria from fecal material -- in particular, dog fecal material -- may constitute the dominant source of airborne bacteria in Cleveland's and Detroit's wintertime air, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

CU's Douglas Duncan receives prestigious award for excellence in college astronomy teaching

August 16, 2011

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has named Douglas Duncan as the 2011 recipient of the Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching.

Small amount of exercise could protect against memory loss in elderly, CU study suggests

August 09, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that a small amount of physical exercise could profoundly protect the elderly from long-term memory loss that can happen suddenly following infection, illnesses or injury in old age.

CU Goldwater Scholar spending summer working on RNA project

July 27, 2011

Minh Than, one of the University of Colorado Boulder's three Goldwater Scholarship winners in 2011, is spending his summer working in the lab of Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and CU-Boulder Professor Min Han.

CU-Boulder students and alumni win Heartland Emmy for video on Pluto

July 26, 2011

A group of current and recently graduated University of Colorado Boulder journalism students won a Heartland Emmy award on Saturday for a video they created while working on the CU Science Update video series.

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