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If you have a mind to drink less, mindfulness can help

May 20, 2024

In a new CU study, researchers found body scanning and something called urge surfing appear to help people cut down how much alcohol they drink.

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Social distancing plus vaccines prevented 800,000 COVID deaths, but at great cost

May 9, 2024

Things like lockdowns, school closures and masking worked surprisingly well to contain infections long enough for a vaccine to be developed, new research shows. But with better planning, the authors say, the U.S. could manage future pandemics with less economic pain.

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National Cancer Research Month: 7 CU Boulder discoveries that could improve, save lives

May 8, 2024

From developing new therapies to help patients cope with anxiety to discovering new ways to treat resistant breast cancer and new environmentally friendly methods for producing chemotherapy drugs, CU Boulder researchers are pushing boundaries in cancer research.

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Geologists, biologists unearth the atomic fingerprints of cancer

May 6, 2024

Earth scientists have long turned to minute differences in hydrogen atoms to explore the ancient history of our planet. A new study suggests that these same tiny atoms could one day lead to new ways to track the growth of cancer.

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Teen ‘Game Changers’ confronting youth violence crisis head-on

April 24, 2024

CU Boulder's Youth Violence Prevention Center has enlisted the help of dozens of Denver youth to explore what's driving the nation's youth violence crisis and take concrete steps to confront it. This week, for Youth Violence Prevention Week, they'll screen a movie, host a conference and more.

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Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers

April 23, 2024

In lab experiments, engineers at CU Boulder asked groups of younger and older adults to complete a deceptively simple task: to reach for a target on a computer screen. The group's findings could one day help doctors diagnose a range of illnesses, from Parkinson's disease to mental health conditions like depression.

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Writing to wellness: New therapy helps cancer patients face biggest fears

April 19, 2024

With new medications extending the lives of advanced cancer patients, many live for years in the face of radical uncertainty. A new CU Boulder-born therapy has been shown to reduce trauma, depression, anxiety and fear.

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‘An epidemic of loneliness’: How the pandemic changed life for aging adults

April 9, 2024

Four years after the U.S. began to slowly emerge from mandatory COVID-19 lockdowns, a study of 7,000 aging adults suggests that for many, life has never been the same.

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Joints that could heal themselves? Researchers could get there in 5 years

March 26, 2024

Armed with up to $39 million in federal funding, a dream team of researchers from three Colorado campuses aims to end osteoarthritis.

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How genes work together to shape how much you smoke

March 25, 2024

A new CU Boulder study sheds light on how genes associated with smoking work in conjunction with the rest of the genome, paving the way for more personalized approaches to help people kick the habit.