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AUDIO: Prashant Nagpal on how DNA sequencing advances could enable faster, cost-effective genetic screening

Nov. 28, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are developing advanced single-molecule DNA sequencing techniques that could radically impact genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants. According to Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the new testing methods... Read more »

AUDIO: Rodger Kram on how new shoe makes running 4 percent more efficient, sub-2 hour marathon possible

Nov. 14, 2017

Just 10 days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art Nike racing flats University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the first peer-reviewed study to confirm that the shoes live up to their name, reducing the amount of energy used to run by 4... Read more »

AUDIO: Ken Wright on falling back one-hour from daylight saving time to standard time

Nov. 2, 2017

It’s time to fall back from daylight saving time to standard time this Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when clocks are turned back one hour. But don’t get stressed over it. According to Professor Ken Wright, director of CU Boulder’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, falling back one hour to standard... Read more »
Friday the 13th

AUDIO: Stephen Graham Jones on Friday the 13th and superstition

Oct. 11, 2017

Halloween and tomorrow’s Friday the 13th could be double trouble for those who are superstitious. But whether or not there is something spooky about Friday the 13th and Halloween, many people are uneasy about those days. For Stephen Graham Jones, a creative writing professor at CU Boulder and author of... Read more »

AUDIO: CU Boulder's Anushree Chatterjee on supercharged antibiotics

Oct. 3, 2017

Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed, may soon have a treatment to combat them. Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella,... Read more »

AUDIO: Rich Wobbekind on fourth quarter economic outlook

Sept. 29, 2017

Colorado business leaders remain positive but optimism is cooling for the state and national economy in the fourth quarter, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says the lack of legislative action by Congress and the president... Read more »

AUDIO: Larry Esposito on the spectacular end of the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Sept. 7, 2017

Exciting and sad at the same time is how CU Boulder planetary scientist Larry Esposito describes the end of one of NASA's most successful planetary missions. On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft—orbiting Saturn since 2004—will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, vaporizing into a spectacular, meteor-like fireball that NASA calls the "Grand... Read more »
Voyager Spacecraft

AUDIO: Fran Bagenal on the 40th anniversary of Voyager in space

Aug. 30, 2017

In 1977, two NASA space probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched into space destined to upend our view of the solar system forever. And when they reached Jupiter and Saturn, the images and data they sent back to Earth astounded space scientists around the globe, says CU Boulder’s Fran... Read more »

AUDIO: Patrick Ferrucci on public perception and racial stereotypes of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 17, 2017

Just over one in ten NFL quarterbacks are black. A small number considering that 68 percent of all NFL players are black, but it’s a fact that isn’t surprising to CU Boulder researcher Patrick Ferrucci who just published a study on racial stereotypes of black and white quarterbacks and how... Read more »

AUDIO: Terra McKinnish on study that shows couple’s age difference affects marriage

Aug. 2, 2017

It’s not uncommon to see married couples with a significant age gap. But new research suggests that while in the beginning men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses that satisfaction fades over time, says Terra McKinnish, a professor of economics at CU Boulder and co-author of... Read more »