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The ALSAM Foundation funds new Anschutz-Boulder collaborative research

Dec. 18, 2018

The ALSAM Foundation, a generous long-time donor to the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), has provided $2M of funding for collaborative grants between the SSPPS and the BioFrontiers Institute . This donation supports the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program that allows the SSPPS on the Anschutz Medical...

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Work with bees could unlock potential strength of natural designs in new materials

Sept. 17, 2018

The natural world has had billions of years of evolution to perfect systems, creating elegant solutions to tricky problems. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg ’s work hopes to illuminate and explore those solutions with the long-term goal of applying the answers she finds to the materials we interact with...

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Nothing unusual about 'the long peace' since WWII

Feb. 26, 2018

Since the end of World War II, few violent conflicts have erupted between major powers. Scholars have come to call this 73-year period “the long peace.” But is this stretch of relative calm truly unusual in modern human history – and evidence that peace-keeping efforts are working? Or is it...

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Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks

Feb. 15, 2018

A paper posted online last month has reignited a debate about one of the oldest, most startling claims in the modern era of network science: the proposition that most complex networks in the real world — from the World Wide Web to interacting proteins in a cell — are “scale-free.”...

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When it comes to genes, lichens embrace sharing economy

Feb. 8, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered the first known molecular evidence of obligate symbiosis in lichens, a distinctive co-evolutionary relationship that could shed new light on how and why some multicellular organisms consolidate their genomes in order to co-exist. The new study, which was published online today in the journal Molecular...

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Professors Marv Caruthers and Larry Gold named 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellows

Jan. 3, 2018

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named two CU Boulder faculty members to its class of fellows for 2017. Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers of CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was honored for his pioneering contributions to the chemical synthesis of DNA and RNA, making it possible to decode...

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Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

More than 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus, in which an overzealous immune response leads to pain, inflammation, skin disorders and other chronic health problems. The conditions are so common that three of the top five selling drugs in the United States aim...

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More Inclusive Scholarship Begins With Active Experimentation

Nov. 1, 2017

To the Editor: Today’s hyper-competitive environment makes it easy to forget that academe wasn’t always organized around measuring and rewarding merit. In fact, the simple idea that merit could be assessed from publications, and that scholarship should be published at all, was, as Andrew Piper and Chad Wellmon have recently...

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

For 60 years, studies of everyone from psychologists to biologists to mathematicians have shown the same remarkably similar academic research trajectory: Scientists publish prolifically early in their careers, peak after about five years, get tenure and begin a long slow decline in productivity. But a new CU Boulder study published...

Faculty careers can progress in many directions

Faculty careers can progress in many directions

Oct. 17, 2017

The canonical story of faculty productivity goes like this: A researcher begins a tenure-track position, builds their research group, and publishes as much as possible to make their case for being awarded tenure. After getting tenure, increased service and administrative responsibilities kick in and research productivity slowly declines. But now,...

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