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How to Cope in a Pandemic

Feb. 26, 2021

CU psychology professors share tools to improve mental health amid COVID-19. As the world plunged into the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Sona Dimidjian knew a parallel and more silent crisis was brewing in mental health. Dimidjian, a CU Boulder psychology professor, immediately saw a trifecta of trouble: COVID-19 disrupted...

Mirela Alistar

Healthcare at Home

June 1, 2020

CU Boulder computer science assistant professor Mirela Alistar wants to make healthcare more personal. Her work with microfluidic biochips is getting us there.

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The Anti-Aging Pill

Feb. 1, 2020

Eating less may help the body age more slowly. Rather than promote starvation, CU researchers are testing a nutritional supplement that mimics the same effects of caloric restriction.

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Icebound

Oct. 1, 2019

CU researchers will join a year-long Arctic expedition to study the changing Earth from an icebound ship

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Photo of the Week: Nighttime on Mars

June 26, 2019

Giordan Thompson (MechEngr’20) was one of 21 CU Boulder engineering students enrolled in the Maymester course, "Medicine in Space and Surface Environments," focused on aerospace engineering, human physiology and medicine. For one week of the three-week course, the students lived at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah, where...

CU's Mars Missions

Infographic: CU's Martian Missions

CU scientists have been involved in learning about our neighbor in the solar system since at least the 1960s.

Garden of the Gods

In Colorado's Garden of the Gods, John Conway is the Ant King

It had been nearly 40 years since John R. Conway had visited Colorado’s Garden of the Gods. He hadn’t come for the scenery — he’d come for the ants.

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The CU Scientist Cracking the Love Code

Intrepid brain scientist Zoe Donaldson and an army of furry rodents are decoding life's most complex emotions.

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The Future of Water in the West

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, Heather Hansman saw water scarcity up close.

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Olester Benson Jr., Aka Mr. Patent

After CU, Olester Benson Jr. went on to earn more than 70 patents, including several that made cellphones, laptops and TVs brighter, more colorful and energy efficient.

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