USA Track and Field Indoor championships

U.S. Olympic sports earn failing grade for self-governance

June 25, 2019

The organizations charged with overseeing U.S. Olympic sports from the elite level down to the youth level earned an average score of 58 out of 100 for self-governance in a new study published Tuesday.

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Is climate change fueling civil war?

June 13, 2019

Droughts, floods, natural disasters—new research shows, without radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, one in four armed conflicts will result from climate change by century’s end.

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Human Performance Summit explores apex of mind, body, spirit

May 30, 2019

CU recently hosted nearly 250 participants from the military, athletic, investment, scientific and entrepreneurial communities for a day-long exploration of where the limits of human performance lie and how to push those limits.

Dirty hands

Healthy, stress-busting fat found hidden in dirt

May 28, 2019

Thirty years after scientists suggested increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, CU Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be partly responsible.

Gregory Formosa inspects Endoculus

A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

CU Boulder researchers are taking a page from “The Magic School Bus” and journeying inside the human body using a new, versatile robot to navigate the squishy and often-unpredictable terrain of the intestine.

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Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

May 20, 2019

People who sleep fewer than seven hours per night have lower levels of gene-regulating molecules that are key for dampening down inflammation and keeping blood vessels healthy, a new study shows.

Vaccine vial filled with dirt

Why dirt may be nature’s original stress-buster

Is dirt nature’s original stress vaccine? CU Boulder research suggests people raised on farms or who played in the dirt may be more physically and emotionally resilient than those who grow up in cities or without access to soil.

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Student-athlete alumni study aims to assess, improve health and wellness

May 8, 2019

With a $200,000 grant from the Pac-12, researchers are launching a first-of-its-kind study comparing the health and wellness of student-athlete alumni to those who didn't play sports in college.

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Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.

Headstones in social media graveyard

How to manage your digital afterlife and why it matters

May 3, 2019

If you were to die tomorrow, what would happen to your Facebook page? A CU Boulder researcher says it’s critical to make decisions about how friends and foes can engage with you once you’re no longer here.