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Pioneering biologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 12, 2023

Gia Voeltz, CU Boulder professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, changed the way we visualize cells.

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What stress does to your brain, and what future remedies could look like

Dec. 15, 2022

Neuroscientists at CU Boulder have discovered that a specific type of brain cell could be a key player in making you feel the negative impacts of stress.

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CU Researchers Rethink Mental Illness

Nov. 17, 2022

Using brain imaging, genetics, telemedicine and collaboration, researchers at CU Boulder are finding new ways to help stem the growing crisis.

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A trailblazer in the science of slumber

June 3, 2022

Professor Ken Wright is breaking new ground in the burgeoning field of sleep research and bringing his students along for the ride. He has won the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award.

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The Bangladesh miracle

Feb. 9, 2022

Decades-long CU Boulder-led study shows access to family planning shapes lives for generations.

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Is the end of the death penalty in sight?

April 8, 2021

On the eve of his retirement, sociology Professor Michael Radelet says ‘yes’.

Nobel Laureate Tom Cech, left with Jennifer Doudna at the Butcher Symposium on the CU Boulder campus in 2015. Doudna, who did postdoctoral research in the Cech lab, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Wednesday.

Former CU Boulder postdoc Doudna smashes glass ceiling with historic Nobel win

Oct. 8, 2020

Thirty years after beginning her training as a postdoctoral scholar in the CU Boulder lab of Nobel laureate Thomas Cech, biochemist Jennifer Doudna on Wednesday won her own Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-development of the revolutionary genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9

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For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last

Sept. 16, 2020

"In this era of climate change and weather extremes, these families are harbingers of what is to come."

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The Upside of Yard Signs

Sept. 16, 2020

New research suggests these simple, century-old campaign tools matter — often in a good way.

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Prenatal exposure to ‘good bacteria’ prevents autism-like syndrome

May 28, 2020

Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by CU Boulder researchers.