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Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available.Read more »
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Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.Read more »
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Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation in radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) could have broad implications for cancer patients suffering side effects from radiotherapy.Read more »
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Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca has won a green chemistry "ignition" grant for her innovative chemistry approach. Her research involves a more sustainable way of creating pharmaceuticals.Read more »
Planet Mars

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

July 18, 2017

A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Martian history may explain several of the planet's mysteries, including the formation of its moons.Read more »
Seth Miller discusses disruptive technologies with USTTI participants

CU Boulder helps other countries expand their connectivity

July 13, 2017

A number of professionals are part of a collaborative institute on campus that helps participants improve telephone, television, radio and internet services in developing nations.Read more »
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Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children who are deaf or partially deaf but receive diagnosis and interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those for whom treatment is delayed.Read more »
Researchers analyze mouse

Curious colony of astronauts could help get humans to Mars

July 7, 2017

Studying mice post-space travel could be key in solving bone loss, a problem that affects millions of older Americans and inhibits human space exploration of Mars.Read more »
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The architecture of smell: Cracking the code on the least understood sense

July 6, 2017

Professor John Crimaldi, who specializes in fluid mechanics engineering, is helping to develop key technological tools to drive olfactory generators that project virtual reality scents.Read more »
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Earth Lab joins CIRES

July 5, 2017

Beginning July 1, Earth Lab will become part of CIRES, a longstanding leader in Earth system research.Read more »

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