Petri Dish

Rats treated with certain bacteria cope better with trauma

Nov. 17, 2017

The use of a bacterium might help humans better cope with high-stress disorders like PTSD, according to new CU Boulder research.

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New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Nov. 16, 2017

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” CU Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoes' name, confirming in the journal Sports Medicine that they reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent.

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CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

Nov. 16, 2017

The Pac-12 Conference announced today that CU Boulder has been selected to lead its Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concussion Coordinating Unit.

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Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Nov. 2, 2017

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus.

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Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Nov. 1, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and even eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Jenny

Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections

Oct. 26, 2017

A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new CU Boulder study.

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$5.5 million study to probe impact of marijuana legalization on use, behavior, mental health

Oct. 24, 2017

Does legalizing recreational marijuana in a state lead its residents to use it, or other substances, more? How does legalization impact careers, family life and mental health? Are some people more vulnerable to its negative impacts than others?

police

Post-Ferguson ‘de-policing’ more pronounced in nonwhite areas, study finds

Oct. 20, 2017

The fact that crime rates in Ferguson, Mo., remained steady even as the number of traffic stops and arrests fell—and that the de-policing occurred disproportionately in non-white areas—suggests that cops had previously been “over-policing,” research from CU Boulder and others finds.

Sarah Crump

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 18, 2017

Paleoclimatologist Sarah Crump, a PhD student and INSTARR researcher, studies the effects of climate variability in the Canadian Arctic by analyzing ancient DNA from lake sediment.

Neutron

When stars collide: prof explains this week's dense discovery

Oct. 17, 2017

Wrap your mind around this: Neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once-large stars, are thought to be so dense that a teaspoon of one would weigh more than Mt. Everest.

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