Prairie voles

What bonds are made of: Neuroscientist awarded $1.5 million to study attachment, grief

Oct. 2, 2018

Zoe Donaldson is studying prairie voles, which tend to be monogamous, in research that could inform new treatments for autism and a condition called complicated grief.

Corrie Detweiler in lab

Battling superbugs: New compounds could make old antibiotics new

Sept. 24, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered three compounds that could someday be given alongside antibiotics to reinvigorate them, making them effective against drug-resistant bugs again.

Stock photo of classroom chairs

Students who fled Hurricane Maria face storm of issues on the mainland

Sept. 17, 2018

Students displaced by Hurricane Maria are still facing housing instability, language barriers and culture shock, surveys find.

baby feet

How skin begins: Study identifies origins, could lead to better grafts

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims.

onlookers watch violence against stranger

Humans might not be altruistic 'avengers' after all, study finds

Sept. 7, 2018

CU Boulder research contradicts the long-held belief that humans interfere when they see the abuse of strangers.

Silhouette of person walking toward the ocean at sunset

The paradox of 'suicide in happy places' seems not to exist

Sept. 5, 2018

A closer look at geographic data finds no correlation between generally happy locales and rates of suicide, according to new research by CU Boulder and the University of California, Irvine.

E. coli

How to stop an antibiotic-resistant superbug

Sept. 3, 2018

A new genetic therapy could give scientists a crucial leg up in the ongoing battle against deadly superbugs.

Crosses on the lawn in front of plaza towers elementary school

K-12 schools ill-prepared for natural disasters, warns CU professor

Aug. 30, 2018

Many of the nation's primary and secondary schools were built in areas vulnerable to tornadoes, earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters before strict codes and land-use regulations existed.

Blake Leeper sprints around the track at CU Boulder

'Leep' of faith: CU scientists testing world's fastest blade runner

Aug. 24, 2018

Elite sprinter Blake Leeper recently visited CU Boulder for testing that could determine whether he can vie for a spot at the 2020 Olympics. Leeper was born without legs and runs with prosthetic blades.

E. coli

The unexpected upside of E. coli

Aug. 22, 2018

Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, E. coli actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron.