Shalane Flanagan running the Boston Marathon in 2013

New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Nov. 16, 2017

Days after Shalane Flanagan won the NYC Marathon, CU Boulder researchers have published a study that inspired the name of the shoes she wore and confirms they reduce the amount of energy used to run.Read more »
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CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

Nov. 16, 2017

The research initiative will establish best practices and clinical infrastructure for advancing education on traumatic brain injury in student-athletes.Read more »
A computer screen emblazoned with flu data

Social media key for tracking flu, Zika, depression and more, says new book

Nov. 9, 2017

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are becoming tools for tracking flu, Zika and other illnesses, signaling looming epidemics faster than public health agencies once could.Read more »
A student getting a flul shot

Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Nov. 2, 2017

The influenza A virus kills 12,000 to 56,000 people in the U.S. annually, but a newly discovered mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the virus could lead to new treatments.Read more »
Child plays on tablet while sitting at table

Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Nov. 1, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time. Watch a short video interview.Read more »
Police car with sirens at night

Post-Ferguson 'de-policing' more pronounced in nonwhite areas, study finds

Oct. 25, 2017

While traffic stops and arrests have fallen in nonwhite areas of Ferguson, Missouri, crime rates remain steady, suggesting cops previously had been "over-policing" these areas.Read more »
Customer buying merchandise at a recreational marijuana dispensary

$5.5 million study to probe impact of marijuana legalization on use, behavior, mental health

Oct. 24, 2017

Researchers are studying 5,000 twins to paint a more accurate picture of how marijuana use changes as a result of legalization and how those changes may impact health in the long run.Read more »
Researcher works in the lab

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

Oct. 4, 2017

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella.Read more »
High school boys huddle during football game

Why is high school football participation declining?

Sept. 27, 2017

The number of high schoolers playing American football grew steadily from 1998 to 2009 but then began a notable decline that's likely to continue, according to CU Boulder Professor Roger Pielke.Read more »
A baby gets a vaccine

Twitter a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment, finds CU Boulder study

Sept. 27, 2017

Negative sentiment about vaccines is alive and growing in social media, according to an expansive study designed to examine the prevalence and geographic clustering of online viewpoints.Read more »

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