Boulder researchers found that mycobacteria is the most common bacteria in showerheads - but say showering is still safe.

The slime on your showerhead is ALIVE: Study reveals the horrifying bacteria in your bathroom - and how it could be harming you

Nov. 1, 2018

A study of the bacterial slime in showerheads across the world has found US cities are hotspots for potentially harmful bacteria. Researchers found that mycobacteria is the most common bacteria in showerheads. They found it is far more prevalent in the United States than in Europe, thrives more in municipal...

Photographs of the authors, Smith (left) and Safran (right)

Barn swallows may indeed have evolved alongside barns, humans

Oct. 29, 2018

As humans evolved and expanded, so too did barn swallows, new research from CU Boulder suggests The evolution of barn swallows, a bird ubiquitous to bridges and sheds around the world, might be even more closely tied to humans than previously thought, according to new study from the University of...

Kristin Calahan

World Congress of Biomechanics – Dublin, Ireland

Oct. 24, 2018

This summer, I had the opportunity to present my research at the 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland. As the premier meeting worldwide in the field of biomechanics, this was an incredible opportunity to network with scientists in this field, both within my subfield of biomechanics and far...

Schematic illustration of the recursive unfolding setup for the model predictive control optimization problem.

Robust Data-Driven Control of Artificial Pancreas Systems Using Neural Networks

Aug. 23, 2018

In this paper, we provide an approach to data-driven control for artificial pancreas systems by learning neural network models of human insulin-glucose physiology from available patient data and using a mixed integer optimization approach to control blood glucose levels in real-time using the inferred models. First, our approach learns neural...

Ants Traffic Flow

Collective clog control: Optimizing traffic flow in confined biological and robophysical excavation

Aug. 16, 2018

Groups of interacting active particles, insects, or humans can form clusters that hinder the goals of the collective; therefore, development of robust strategies for control of such clogs is essential, particularly in confined environments. Our biological and robophysical excavation experiments, supported by computational and theoretical models, reveal that digging performance...

F1000 Award

Ignacio Tripodi receives an Excellent Research Award from F1000 Research presented at the Next Generation Sequencing Conference

July 20, 2018

ECTS recipients

Jennifer Coulombe selected to receive the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research's 2018 Young Investigator Award

July 20, 2018


Pollinator‐mediated mechanisms for increased reproductive success in early flowering plants

July 3, 2018

Mating activities change within a season in many animal and plant populations. In plants, selection towards early flowering is commonly observed. Pollinator‐mediated selection is hypothesized to be a pervasive evolutionary force acting directionally on flowering time. However, pollinator‐mediated mechanisms have rarely been tested in realistic field conditions, especially in perennial...


Investigation of a Structured Fisher's Equation with Applications in Biochemistry

June 18, 2018

Recent biological research has sought to understand how biochemical signaling pathways, such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family, influence the migration of a population of cells during wound healing. Fisher's equation has been used extensively to model experimental wound healing assays due to its simple nature and known traveling...

Katia Tarasava

Curiosity killed the cat, but it may help you get the Nobel prize

March 16, 2017

I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose - which is the way it really is so far as I can tell - it does not frighten me. –Richard Feynman, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Doctoral students have...