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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.

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Anthropology professor helps create conservation program in Vietnam

April 13, 2018

A cohesive conservation plan protecting the Vietnamese environment—and primates—is now signed legislation, in part due to efforts of a University of Colorado Boulder anthropologist.

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Workshop to explore poetic translations of Buddhist texts

April 12, 2018

Scholars and translators of Buddhist texts in the Tibetan language will meet at the University of Colorado Boulder next fall to discuss strategies to convey not only the literal meaning but also the literary flourishes of texts they translate into English.

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To confront wildfire risk, experts get social

April 9, 2018

A team of wildfire practitioners and researchers—including some from the University of Colorado Boulder—is working across Colorado to better understand the human role in local wildfire mitigation.

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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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A pill that staves off aging? It's on the horizon

April 3, 2018

Scientists have long known that restricting calories can fend off physiological signs of aging, with studies in fruit flies, roundworms, rodents and even people showing that chronically slashing intake by about a third can reap myriad health benefits and, in some cases, extend lifespan.

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Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range

April 3, 2018

A range of less than one degree Fahrenheit (or half a degree Celsius) of climate warming over the next century could make all the difference when it comes to the probability of future ice-free summers in the Arctic, new CU Boulder research shows.

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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.

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Lemurs that cuddle and groom tend to have less microbiome diversity, scientists find

March 23, 2018

Social behaviors and microbiome diversity might be interconnected, according to new research by a CU Boulder anthropologist.

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Historian probes shared humanity in Revolutionary War

March 22, 2018

Award-winning book explores parallel lives of two soldiers, martyr Nathan Hale and traitor Moses Dunbar.

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