Discovery & Innovation

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

June 23, 2010

Two University of Colorado at Boulder scientists have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER awards.

Babies' First Bacteria Depend On Birthing Method, Says New Study

June 21, 2010

A new study indicates different delivery methods of newborn babies has a big effect on the types of microbial communities they harbor as they emerge into the world, findings with potential implications for the heath of infants as they grow and develop.

New CU-Boulder Study Indicates an Ancient Ocean May Have Covered One-Third of Mars

June 13, 2010

A vast ocean likely covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study conducted by University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.

Early Earth Haze Likely Provided Ultraviolet Shield for Planet, Says New CU-Boulder Study

June 03, 2010

A new study shows a thick organic haze that enshrouded early Earth several billion years ago may have been similar to the haze now hovering above Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and would have protected primordial life on the planet from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Rebalancing Investments Can Turn Losers Into Winners, CU Prof Says

May 20, 2010

When it comes to investing money in the stock market, actively rebalancing your portfolio is so critical that it can help turn individual investment losers into winners, according to University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Michael Stutzer.

CU Professor Finds Rise in Immigration May Help Explain Drop in Violent Crimes

May 13, 2010

During the 1990s, immigration reached record highs and crime rates fell more precipitously than at any time in U.S. history. And cities with the largest increases in immigration between 1990 and 2000 experienced the largest decreases in rates of homicide and robbery, a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has found.

CU Engineers Make First 'Supercell' Storm Intercept With Unmanned Aircraft System

May 12, 2010

Faculty and students from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles teamed with researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the first interception of a "supercell" thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft system on May 6.

Three Payloads Built By CU-Boulder Set For Launch On Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 11, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis will make its final flight May 14 carrying three University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists understand how and why slimy and troublesome clumps of microorganisms flourish in the low-gravity conditions of space.

New Inhalable Measles Vaccine May Lead to Vaccines for Other Diseases

May 05, 2010

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believe a dry powder, inhalable vaccine developed for measles prevention and slated for human clinical trials later this year in India will lead to other inhalable, inexpensive vaccines for illnesses ranging from tuberculosis to cervical cancer.

CU-Boulder Sources on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

April 30, 2010

Jeff Mitton, professor and chair of CU-Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department, is available to talk about the repercussions of oil spills. Mitton was on sabbatical in 1979-1980 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where he studied a 1969 oil spill that seeped into the Sippewissett Marsh.

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