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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new CU Boulder research. Read more
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We live in the dawn of the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene epoch is a unit of geological time in which humans exert a dominant influence on climate and the environment, but we have not reached consensus on its starting point. Read more
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Alum follows blind kayaker down the Grand Canyon

“The Weight of Water” follows the blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer as he kayaks the Grand Canyon. And, for Michael Brown, the sound is a vital element of that experience. Read more
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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging. Read more
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Dancer takes a bite out of the Big Apple

Gesel Mason's performance of “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” at the Billie Holiday Theater made The New York Times' top 10 list. Read more
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Photographer discusses being 'In Search of Turkey’s Jews'

In his public lecture, “In Search of Turkey’s Jews,” Laurence Salzmann will explore the Sephardic communities of Turkey, using his extensive collection of photographs and notes about the people the Salzmanns met, places they visited, and lessons they learned along the way. Read more
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Antiquity has much to say about imperialism and what it means to be human

Elspeth Dusinberre will deliver the 112th Distinguished Research Lecture at CU Boulder on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Her talk is titled “Archaeology, Imperialism and What it Means to Be Human.” Read more
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Next crime commission should focus on domestic-violence research, expert says

In the five decades since a landmark presidential commission on crime, cops and courts have begun taking domestic violence more seriously, but much work remains to be done, says Joanne Belknap, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of ethnic studies. Read more
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Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder. Read more
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CU Boulder student awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship

Serene Singh, a CU Boulder junior majoring in political science and journalism and minoring in leadership studies, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study, priority admission at graduate institutions and intensive leadership training for careers in public service. Read more
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Spelling bee winner says bilingual home honed his skills

Bao Pham credits growing up bilingual with helping him to hone his English skills and win the Barnes & Noble 2018 Regional Spelling Bee for Colorado’s Front Range in February. Read more
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Anthropology professor helps create conservation program in Vietnam

A cohesive conservation plan protecting the Vietnamese environment—and primates—is now signed legislation, in part due to efforts of a University of Colorado Boulder anthropologist. Read more
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To confront wildfire risk, experts get social

A team of wildfire practitioners and researchers—including some from the University of Colorado Boulder—is working across Colorado to better understand the human role in local wildfire mitigation.
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