African Busy Baby

Studying an elusive South African primate

Aug. 1, 2017

Professor Michelle Sauther is using high-tech thermal imaging cameras to study the iconic African bushbaby, which will help inform how challenging environments impact primates.

Research

What pikas and alpine plants tell us about climate change

July 28, 2017

This summer, undergraduate students Max Wasser and Grace Kendziorski are spending time hiking in the mountains—and trapping pikas and counting flowers. They are participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at CU Boulder.

Prototype Detector at CERN

Largest particle physics experiment in North America breaks ground

July 20, 2017

Our understanding of the universe may soon be changing thanks to the efforts of a thousand scientists from around the world, including two from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Overturned Pill Bottle

Opioids, obesity, not 'despair deaths', raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder mortality researchers found that drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men have soared 25-fold since 1980. But contrary to recent reports, suicide and alcohol-related mortality has not increased substantially. The paper challenges the idea that economically-influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.

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.

Cross-Coupling Experiment

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

The process by which pharmaceutical drugs are created might soon be changing due to the research by one University of Colorado Boulder professor.

hearing

Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according to a CU Boulder study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

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