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 »
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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 »
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$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 »
Professor Jill Litt looks over an eggplant at a community garden next to Regis University in Denver

Can gardening prevent cancer? CU study seeks to find out

Sept. 19, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and the answer often is: it makes them feel better. A new trial is exploring the measurable health benefits of community gardening.Read more »
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Gang expert goes behind bars to study who joins, who leaves and why

Sept. 18, 2017

David Pyrooz has interviewed hundreds of gang members, searching for insight into how some manage to avoid or escape what he calls "the snare" of gang life, while others succumb to it.Read more »
arsenic

Trace arsenic linked to motor-skill decline in American Indian elders

Aug. 25, 2017

Low levels of inorganic arsenic, thought to be safe, might be harming American Indian communities in the western U.S. The new research comes at the same time up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk due to arsenic water contamination.Read more »
football lying on grass field

Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 21, 2017

Racial stereotypes affect public perception of NFL quarterbacks and, in some cases, may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new CU Boulder research shows.Read more »

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