Jennifer Doudna stands on stage at a podium

Forum on gene editing draws hundreds, some with tough questions

May 25, 2023

A revolutionary technique for editing genomes, called CRISPR-Cas9, has already helped cure sickle cell disease in dozens of people. But it also raises ethical concerns, which a panel of preeminent scientists grappled with at an event on the CU Boulder campus.

Don Grant

Sociologist explores the spiritual side of nurses’ care

May 18, 2023

Don Grant’s new book takes readers inside a hospital where nurses and others tending to patients are navigating between science and spirituality.

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Does the sweet seduction of flavored tobacco make quitting harder?

May 4, 2023

A study led by a CU Boulder researcher finds that flavored tobacco products reduce the likelihood of cessation later, but researchers say more investigation is needed.


How cannabis may ease ‘chemo brain’ and improve sleep for cancer patients

April 27, 2023

A new study led by Angela Bryan, a CU Boulder professor and cancer survivor, is among the first to assess how cannabis bought over the counter at dispensaries—rather than government-supplied or synthetic varieties—impacts cancer symptoms or chemotherapy side effects.

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‘Obstetric racism’ prevalent in US, fueling rise in questionable labor inductions

April 26, 2023

The study of 46 million births across nearly three decades is among the first to provide population-level statistical evidence of “obstetric racism,” a term coined recently to describe a concerning pattern of maltreatment of non-white pregnant women, including a disregard for their birthing wishes.

Researcher holding the UV device used in the study

Study shows personal disinfection device safe for use in public spaces

April 19, 2023

Imagine carrying a UV device in your backpack and pulling it out to disinfect your bus seat or restaurant table. A new CU Boulder study shows that using a technology called Far UV-C kills almost 100% of pathogens within a few seconds, without risk to human bystanders.

Breast cancer cells seen under the microscope

Researchers identify promising new target for drug-resistant breast and ovarian cancers

April 12, 2023

By inhibiting a protein that helps cancer cells repair themselves, scientists hope to develop new drugs that treat resistant tumors with fewer side effects.

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New laser-based breathalyzer sniffs out COVID, other diseases in real-time

April 10, 2023

A new “digital nose” created with Nobel Prize-winning CU technology can provide COVID-19 test results in less than one hour with excellent accuracy. It could ultimately be used for on-the-go virus testing, diagnosis of cancer and lung diseases and more.

A gray-colored mare with her spotted foal

Landmark study on history of horses in American West relies on Indigenous knowledge

March 30, 2023

Indigenous peoples as far north as Wyoming and Idaho may have begun to care for horses by the first half of the 17th century, according to a new study by researchers from 15 countries and multiple Native American groups.

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Amid youth mental health crisis, CU Boulder center teaches grown-ups how to help

March 27, 2023

About two-thirds of Colorado educators say they have considered leaving the field in the past year, due in part to increased challenges stemming from the ongoing youth mental health crisis. Enter the Center for Resilience and Well-Being, CU Boulder's new center focused on educating teachers, therapists and parents to support young people while first tending to their own wellbeing.