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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Diet-mimicking pill could reverse cardiovascular aging

Dec. 7, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have successfully reversed vascular dysfunction in aging mice with a dietary supplement. The findings have implications for preventing cardiovascular dysfunction and disease during aging in humans.

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Small increases in running shoe weight tied to slower race times

Oct. 28, 2016

Does using more energy while running with heavier shoes translate into slower running times?

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