Discovery & Innovation

Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

November 10, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in treating humans with chronic, degenerative muscle diseases.

White House Names CU-Boulder Professor One of Top Young 100 Scientists in 2010

November 08, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is one of only 100 men and women in the United States to be awarded a coveted 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

Water Flowing Through Ice Sheets Accelerates Warming, Could Speed Up Ice Flow, Says New Study

November 03, 2010

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Origin of Skillful Stone Tool Sharpening Method Pushed Back More Than 50,000 Years

October 28, 2010

A highly skillful and delicate method of sharpening and retouching stone artifacts by prehistoric people appears to have been developed at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Swan Song Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery to Carry Two Payloads Built by CU-Boulder

October 27, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its swan song flight Nov. 1 carrying two University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists better understand changes in the virulence of nasty bacteria in the low gravity of space as a way to help researchers prevent or control infectious diseases.

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Win National Science Foundation Career Awards

October 20, 2010

Two University of Colorado faculty members have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER awards.

CU-Boulder Student to be Honored With Astronaut Scholarship Award

October 15, 2010

Former space shuttle astronaut Richard Truly will present University of Colorado at Boulder junior Minh Trong Than with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation during a free public campus event on Monday, Oct. 18.

CU Student-Built Dust Counter Breaks Distance Record As It Heads for Pluto

October 11, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.

CU-Boulder-Led Hubble Astronomy Team Uncovers Evidence of Early Heated Universe

October 07, 2010

If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent what might be called universal warming. The consequence of that early heating was that fierce blasts of radiation from voracious black holes stunted the growth of some small galaxies for a stretch of 500 million years.

CU-Boulder-Led Mars Mission Given Green Light by NASA to Proceed to Development

October 05, 2010

NASA announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder-led mission to Mars to investigate how the planet lost much of its atmosphere eons ago has been approved by the space agency to move into the development stage.

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