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Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases by inhibiting a protein instrumental in prompting the body to start attacking its own tissue. Read more

Antelope horns milkweeds grow in intermittent streambeds on the Colorado Plateau

Last May, I went to the Maze District in Canyonlands National Park to enjoy its unique scenery unusual natural history. On two epic hikes, we encountered a somewhat rare species of milkweed that has turned out to be unusual. Read more
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Rats treated with certain bacteria cope better with trauma

The use of a bacterium might help humans better cope with high-stress disorders like PTSD, according to new CU Boulder research. Read more

New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” CU Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoes' name, confirming in the journal Sports Medicine that they reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent. Read more

CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

The Pac-12 Conference announced today that CU Boulder has been selected to lead its Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concussion Coordinating Unit. Read more
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CU names 3 Boulder faculty members distinguished professors

Three CU Boulder faculty members are newly designated distinguished professors, the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses. Read more
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Visiting scholar in conservative thought, policy feels at home in Boulder

Robert Kaufman, a veteran of the Conference on World Affairs, says the Trump presidency has fostered robust debate on campus. Read more
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Students of Intermediate German discuss the Berlin Wall

Colin Turner’s spray-paint installation is one of the 22 pieces of art displayed in the exhibit “Über Mauern hinweg-Beyond Walls,” now housed at the Media Library of the Anderson Language and Technology Center in the Hellems Arts and Sciences building. Read more
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American Heart Association recognizes distinguished professor’s work

Leslie Leinwand has won the American Heart Association's 2017 Distinguished Scientist award for outstanding contributions to the field of heart health. Read more

One veteran’s take on diversity

Jackson Reinagel is a Navy veteran, a nontraditional student, and a junior majoring in women and gender studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Reinagel, who is weighing a career in academe or law, is also a transgender man. Read more

Biocontrol weevil appears out of control

Biological control of pest species evokes both high hopes and deep fears. On the one hand, one might achieve a simple, efficient and economic solution to a problem. On the other hand, the control agent may switch from its intended host to one or several unintended native species. Read more

Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus. Read more
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