Columbine Memorial

20 years later: Experts share school safety lessons post-Columbine

April 9, 2019

Twenty years after two teenage gunmen fatally shot 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School, researchers suggest such incidents are preventable. They'll share more at a day-long conference on April 16.

Mascot Chip storms the field with CU football players

Confronting concussions: Buffs lead the way on student-athlete health

April 5, 2019

Concussions in sports such as football, soccer and water polo are a critical issue facing student-athletes nationwide, and CU Boulder is innovating the next generation of prevention and treatment.

DNA

Do ‘depression genes’ exist? It’s not so simple, new study concludes

April 2, 2019

Researchers are calling on the field to “abandon” the search for a specific “candidate genes” that substantially boost risk of depression. In reality, there are likely thousands, each with a minuscule effect.

microorganisms under the microscope

Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut

March 19, 2019

Age-related changes in our gut bacteria play a key role in making arteries stiff, degrading blood vessels and boosting risk of heart attack and stroke as we get older, according to a new, first-of-its kind study.

Alarm clock

‘Catching up’ on sleep on the weekend doesn’t work

Feb. 28, 2019

Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights? New research says it might actually make things worse.

Tom Heinbockel demonstrating using a Power Breathe device

Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain

Feb. 25, 2019

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance? Preliminary evidence suggests yes.

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The tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Feb. 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s influential essay about the “freedom to breed,” the director of the CU Population Center contends he missed the mark.

Shalaya Kipp conducts a treadmill study in the Locomotion Lab at CU

Slower runners benefit most from high-tech shoes, other elite methods

Feb. 11, 2019

How much do high-tech shoes, special diets and exercises, drafting behind other runners and other strategies actually improve your finish time? A new study spells it out. The takeaway: The faster you are, the harder it is to get faster.

Caster Semenya at the 2012 London Olympics

Testosterone limits for female athletes based on flawed science

Feb. 8, 2019

New international rules would require some elite female athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to be able to compete among women. But a new study contends those rules are based on flawed science.

Woman sleeps in dark room

How chronic pain threatens a good night’s sleep

Jan. 31, 2019

The first-of-its-kind study found that when people don’t sleep, they feel pain more acutely; but the pain may be keeping them awake, thanks to a neural glitch in sleep-deprived brains.

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