Six CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators

June 14, 2018

Two young faculty scientists at CU Boulder are among seven Colorado researchers who have won $1.41 million in total funding from the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Awards program.


Discovering the beauty of CU Boulder, staying for an education

May 14, 2018

Like many other college students, Ortiz faced challenges along the way, but found her community; asked for help when needed; and feels, if she could do it, others can, too.

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Can cannabis kill pain without getting you stoned?

May 2, 2018

A new, first-of-its kind study suggests some legal-market cannabis strains may have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect while intoxicating users less and having less potential for abuse.


#StopTheCrazyTalk aims to change words, attitudes

April 25, 2018

CU Boulder students create PSA to illuminate language that stigmatizes mental illness.


Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder.


Extramarital sex partners likely to be close friends, and men are more apt to cheat

April 4, 2018

Americans who admit to having extramarital sex most likely cheat with a close friend, according to research from CU Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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Daunted by spring cleaning? Blame your brain, professor says

March 27, 2018

There's a reason it's difficult to get started on spring cleaning: The brain is wired to be very cautious and conservative in starting big projects.


CU clinic diagnoses kids' obstacles to learning

March 12, 2018

A clinic at CU Boulder is helping lower-income families determine why their children have trouble learning and is assisting those families as they seek the right treatment.


People with social anxiety disorder take criticism especially hard, study finds

March 12, 2018

People who have social anxiety disorder are more likely to internalize criticism than those who do not, research from CU Boulder suggests.


New CU Boulder Next national outreach tour kicks off Feb. 24 in Los Angeles

Feb. 5, 2018

Marie Banich, a leading brain researcher who truly does understand what teens are thinking, and Adam Bradley, who makes the case for pop music as poetry, are among the featured presenters on the first stop of the CU Boulder Next national tour.