CU research IDs new strategy to fight species extinction

CU research IDs new strategy to fight species extinction

Dec. 3, 2015

The go-to-strategy for rescuing threatened species has long been to set aside tracts of healthy land to spread out in, and migration corridors that allow them to mix with other populations, gaining resilience via a broadened gene pool. Because habitat preservation isn’t always viable, introducing genetic diversity might keep threatened species viable, scientists find.

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They run, but not for the health of it

Dec. 2, 2015

Sure, there are endorphin junkies who love to enter the ‘pain cave,’ but for those who’d rather play, fleeing from ‘zombies’ does the trick, CU-Boulder researchers find.

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Students get improved concussion care at CU

April 30, 2015

Nearly 1,000 students, most in the CU Club Sports Program, have benefitted from a cutting-edge clinic that tests for and treats concussions. Those who have suffered concussions are getting timely treatment, which helps them recover and stay in school. The CU clinic is gaining notice nationwide.

Mexican immigrants

Mexican immigrants in '20s tended to be wealthy

March 16, 2015

U.S.-Mexico border manifests from the 1920s indicate that Mexicans migrating to the United States then tended to be healthier, wealthier and more productive than those who did not migrate, according to CU-Boulder researchers. Their results suggests that U.S. migration policy in the early 1900s created an environment that drew “economically strong” Mexicans to migrate to the United States, and they say the findings have implications for contemporary policy.

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Student broadens insight into piñon-juniper lands

March 16, 2015

Millions of acres of piñon-juniper woodlands have been subjected to numerous land-management techniques since 1950. The long-term consequences of those actions are still poorly understood, but Miranda Redmond, a CU-Boulder doctoral student has been working hard to change that.

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CU researchers ID CPR 'hot spots'

March 16, 2015

Receiving bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association. But if you’re the victim, you have a better chance of receiving CPR from a bystander in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood than in Five Points. New CU research aims to put resources in the neighborhoods that need it most.

Liberal-arts business minor students

Liberal-arts students get down to business

March 16, 2015

More than 600 non-business students are now enrolled in the integrative business minor program at the University of Colorado Boulder. The program underwent a massive overhaul and debuted its slick and slimmed-down 12-credit program in fall 2013—an appealing alternative to the former, clunky 24-credit program. The program is popular and exceeding enrollment projections.

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NASA team probes function, implications of 'rock-powered life'

Dec. 16, 2014

Alexis Templeton, associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, leads a team of scientists who recently landed a $7 million, five-year grant from NASA to study “rock-powered life.”

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Children who are deaf can get better start on life

Dec. 15, 2014

CU-Boulder researchers demonstrated that early identification and treatment were key to helping children remain in the normal cognitive range and helped launch nationwide adoption of universal newborn screening.

Old Main cottonwood

Old Main Cottonwood finds new life through cloning

Dec. 15, 2014

The Old Main Cottonwood is indeed getting new life. In October, cuttings were taken from the canopy of the tree by Facilities Management arborists Aquino and Joel Serafin.