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.


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.


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.

Cardio health

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.

Running shoes

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?

Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

Oct. 13, 2016

Is your preschooler getting enough sleep? If not, he or she may be inclined to consume more calories, according to a new CU Boulder study, findings with implications for childhood obesity risk.

CU launches exhaustive study of student-athletes’ health

CU launches exhaustive study of student-athletes’ health

Aug. 29, 2016

In what may be a first-ever exhaustive health study of intercollegiate student-athletes, a team of CU Boulder researchers will gauge not only athletes’ fitness but also their general well-being.

Electric bike

Electric bikes help sedentary people exercise

July 7, 2016

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for riders who previously had been sedentary.