CU Boulder lands funding for advanced study of gene-environment interactions

Aug. 29, 2017

Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students to increase their knowledge of demography and genetics in one of the first programs of its kind.


Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according to a CU Boulder study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

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Researchers receive state grant to study high-potency marijuana effects

Dec. 19, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) have been awarded a $839,500 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to study the effects of using high-potency cannabis, informally known as “dabbing.”


Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets

Nov. 14, 2016

Strains of cannabis available for federally funded studies lag well behind recreational markets in both potency and diversity, potentially compromising the validity of research into the drug’s effects.

Empathy for others’ pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation

Empathy for others’ pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation

June 14, 2016

The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the results of a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.