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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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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.

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When choosing where to recreate, personality is key

March 5, 2018

Economist Edward Morey has long been interested in “recreational site choice”—where do hikers, bikers, anglers, kayakers and anyone who plays in the great outdoors choose to do their thing and why?

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Physics lands $75.8M award to fund students, postdocs to work at NIST labs

Feb. 22, 2018

CU Boulder's Department of Physics has received a $75.8 million award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to continue the collaborative Professional Research Experience Program through 2022.

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Without access to care, 'Hispanic health paradox' reverses

Feb. 22, 2018

Foreign-born less likely to receive treatment, manage conditions, CU Boulder researchers find

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For better health, urbanites find help from trees

Feb. 22, 2018

City trees benefit human health more than grass, CU Boulder research finds

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