Fluorescent Bacteria

Bacteria have feelings, too

Aug. 14, 2017

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. But new research shows that individual bacteria can feel their external environment in a similar way.Read more »
SMART Student

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 »
Pace

2017 Massry Prize honors Norman Pace

Aug. 9, 2017

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman Pace of CU Boulder’s Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology has won the 2017 Massry Prize for his microbiome research.Read more »
A patient prepares to undergo radiation therapy.

Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation in radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) could have broad implications for cancer patients suffering side effects from radiotherapy.Read more »
Perkins

Unwinding the mysteries of protein folding

March 2, 2017

Tom Perkins and JILA team unfold proteins with precise new instrumentation, illuminate 85 percent of previously unknown steps.Read more »
John Warner at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (USPCC) Time Trial Awards. Photo by Jenise Jensen.

Dentist packs life with adventure, civic service, altruism

Dec. 1, 2016

John Warner is a dentist who’s climbed and skied mountains in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, raced motorcycles and mountain bikes, and, incidentally, served as a town mayor, search-and-rescue volunteer, orchestra backer, and dentist-of-mercy in Guatemala.Read more »
Tin Tin

CU lab’s fruit-fly work yields patented cancer treatment

Nov. 21, 2016

CU Boulder and SuviCa recently received a patent for a promising chemical, SVC112, which helps prevent regrowth of cancer cells following radiation exposure. The chemical was originally identified through lab research with fruit flies — a process that is being shared with undergraduate students — and its synthesis helped create a collaborative pipeline for cross-disciplinary work through CU’s Technology Transfer Office.Read more »
Zoe Donaldson

MCDB professor helps bring science to the screen

Nov. 21, 2016

The Science and Entertainment Exchange acts as a kind of matchmaking ‘hotline’ for filmmakers seeking expertise in a particular scientific discipline. The Exchange will contact researchers at various institutions on the filmmaker’s behalf to find an appropriate expert willing to do some informal consulting.Read more »
MCDB

$1.1 million grant funds CU Boulder research into next-generation vaccines

Nov. 7, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop next-generation vaccines that require no refrigeration and defend against infectious diseases with just one shot.Read more »
 mitochondria

Putting the squeeze on mitochondria: The final cut

Oct. 31, 2016

A new CU Boulder study shows for the first time the final stages of how mitochondria, the sausage-shaped, power-generating organelles found in nearly all living cells, regularly divide and propagate.Read more »

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