student activists: ARMOR

Academia Meets Activism

May 7, 2020

Student group tackles antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial resistance—the ability of bacteria, viruses and fungi to adapt to common remedies, leading to increasingly difficult-to-treat superbugs—represents a looming threat to global health. In labs at CU Boulder and around the world, researchers are exploring strategies for revamping antibiotics to work in the face...


DNA: Goldmine for Hackers?

May 1, 2020

The team performs penetration testing on a gene sequencing machine at Colorado State University. Students explore security risks around genetic data collection Genetic data is some of the most valuable personal information we have. But protections and assurances around its collection and storage lag behind those built into consumer products,...

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical Boost

May 1, 2020

New undergraduate major and graduate degrees build on college’s strengths A 3D-printed heart? A robotic surgeon? Biomedical engineering has come a long way from the invention of the scalpel. And now, it’s getting a boost at CU Boulder with a new undergraduate major and graduate programs launching in fall 2020...