Closeup of wet green leaves

Initiative saves energy, frees up dollars for research

It takes a massive amount of energy to run the 400 or so labs at the heart of the campus research enterprise: roughly enough to power more than 5,000 homes.

Blacked out containers like those used for shampoos, lotions and similar household products

Personal pollutants

Could perfumes, shampoos, deodorants and household cleaners pollute as much as an SUV?

Ruins of an ancient structure in a jungle

Archaeology reimagined

Deep in the jungle of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, assistant professor of archaeology Sarah Kurnick is infusing traditional archaeological approaches with fresh ideas about sustainability and community engagement while studying an ancient Maya site.

Closeup of Lila Finch's lantern

Graduate project illuminates science for youth

Graduate student Lila Finch’s luminous sculpture lends artistic form to scientific function.

Macky Auditorium

Growing cross-disciplinary scholars in the humanities

CU Boulder’s Center for Humanities and the Arts is reshaping research and education across traditional program boundaries.

Robert Garcea in the lab

A shot in the arm

New shelf-stable vaccines could bolster lifesaving immunization deliveries worldwide.

Gut microbiota

Could a dose of good bacteria prevent PTSD?

Mounting evidence shows healthy resident bacteria can play a pivotal role in supporting physical health.

Brain graphic

‘Brain signature’ discovery could yield faster diagnosis for fibromyalgia patients

More than 5 million people suffer from fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by chronic muscle discomfort, sleep problems, pain hypersensitivity and sometimes mood disorders.


Tonic for toads

Call it high-altitude kombucha: CU Boulder biologist Valerie McKenzie has developed a probiotic solution that inoculates boreal toads from a virulent infection.

Firefighter fighting a wildfire

New era of wildfire

Current wildfire policy can’t adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons caused by climate change, according to a recent research paper led by CU Boulder.