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What are memories made of?

Jan. 24, 2018

New study sheds light on key protein in memory formation and its potential role in the treatment of neurological diseases.Read more »

The art of the socket

Jan. 23, 2018

When an 11-year-old llama named Bella broke her right hind leg in a gopher hole in 2010, her owners, Chuck Robuck and Trish Brandt-Robuck of Newcastle, Calif., chose to amputate rather than euthanize her.Read more »
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Rats treated with certain bacteria cope better with trauma

Nov. 17, 2017

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

Nov. 16, 2017

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

Nov. 16, 2017

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 »

Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Nov. 1, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and even eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published today in the journal Pediatrics.Read more »
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Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.Read more »

If ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ can desk workers snuff out risk?

Feb. 28, 2017

CU Boulder research team has found marked health benefits from electric-assist commuter bikes and ‘passive-cycling’; now, the team is studying an under-the-desk cycle that shows similar promise.Read more »

Late bedtimes, light at night could turn your kid into a ‘night owl’

Feb. 24, 2017

Scientists in the University of Colorado Boulder Sleep and Development Laboratory recently found that 4- 5-year-olds who go to bed later and are exposed to brighter nighttime light experience delays in the timing of their brain’s central timekeeper—the biological clock. That, in turn, could lead to night-owl schedules that are associated with a host of health problems.Read more »

Nicotine normalizes brain deficits key to schizophrenia

Jan. 23, 2017

A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research involving CU Boulder researchers. The finding sheds light on what causes the disease and why those who have it tend to smoke heavily.Read more »