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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.”

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Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment

Oct. 17, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition.

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Deep look inside living cells reveals a key cancer process

Aug. 11, 2016

Telomerase, a powerful enzyme that acts at the ends of human chromosomes, can keep us healthy, but it can also promote cancer growth. Now, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have used a process called single-molecule imaging to visualize the process that this enzyme uses to attach itself to the ends of chromosom

1967 solar storm nearly took U.S. to brink of war

1967 solar storm nearly took U.S. to brink of war

Aug. 9, 2016

A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force’s budding efforts to monitor the sun’s activity, a new CU Boulder study finds.

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Earlier snowmelt cuts forests’ ability to regulate atmospheric carbon

Aug. 3, 2016

Earlier snowmelt periods associated with a warming climate may hinder subalpine forest regulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Well head after all the hydraulic fracturing equipment has been taken off location. Photo by Joshua Doubek, Wikimedia Commons

Groundwater contamination from natural gas leakage unchanged

July 11, 2016

The rate of groundwater contamination due to natural gas leakage from oil and gas wells has remained largely unchanged in northeastern Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin since 2001, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study based on public records and historical data.

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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.

Two mitochondria from mammalian lung tissue displaying their matrix and membranes as shown by electron microscopy. Photo: Louisa Thomas / Wikipedia

Researchers unlock longstanding mitochondrial mystery

June 23, 2016

A new study, published today in the journal Science and led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers, sheds new light on a longstanding biological mystery. Mitochondria are crucial to cellular processes, providing respiratory and metabolic functions that power a cell.

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.

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Honeybees regulate hive temp better in groups

May 9, 2016

Honeybees use their wings to cool down their hives when temperatures rise, but new University of Colorado Boulder research shows that this intriguing behavior may be linked to both the rate of heating and the size of a honeybee group.

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