Closeup of Lila Finch's lantern

Graduate project illuminates science for youth

Graduate student Lila Finch’s luminous sculpture lends artistic form to scientific function.

Macky Auditorium

Growing cross-disciplinary scholars in the humanities

CU Boulder’s Center for Humanities and the Arts is reshaping research and education across traditional program boundaries.

Robert Garcea in the lab

A shot in the arm

New shelf-stable vaccines could bolster lifesaving immunization deliveries worldwide.

Gut microbiota

Could a dose of good bacteria prevent PTSD?

Mounting evidence shows healthy resident bacteria can play a pivotal role in supporting physical health.

Brain graphic

‘Brain signature’ discovery could yield faster diagnosis for fibromyalgia patients

More than 5 million people suffer from fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by chronic muscle discomfort, sleep problems, pain hypersensitivity and sometimes mood disorders.


Tonic for toads

Call it high-altitude kombucha: CU Boulder biologist Valerie McKenzie has developed a probiotic solution that inoculates boreal toads from a virulent infection.

Firefighter fighting a wildfire

New era of wildfire

Current wildfire policy can’t adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons caused by climate change, according to a recent research paper led by CU Boulder.

The Ttwistor aircraft in flight

Grand Challenge: Eye on the sky

From storm-chasing drones to fire-tracking satellites, Grand Challenge projects are boosting our understanding of an evolving planet.

Students in spacesuits

New minor brings space expertise to the masses

As the top public university for NASA research funding, CU Boulder is famous for aerospace.

Small single-propellor plane

Atoms in flight

Most particle physics experiments take place in a lab, but these days, JILA professor Dana Anderson prefers taking his to the air.