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The 'shecession': How the pandemic is impacting women’s careers

Aug. 18, 2021

Some fear the effects of the pandemic could have lasting impacts on everything from homeownership to wealth accumulation for women. They could even affect the kinds of people who end up in boardrooms and the scientific discoveries that are made in years to come.

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Colorado Lullaby Project bridges mental health, parenting

Aug. 6, 2021

Under a project started in 2020, CU music students help parents write music, while the Reneé Crown Wellness Institute studies the effects of the lullabies on the parents’ mental health, wellness and social connections.

A person receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at SEEC

7 common questions about the delta variant: What the research says

Aug. 5, 2021

Experts answer your questions about the delta variant of the coronavirus—from whether vaccines lose their efficacy over time to how common breakthrough cases are among the vaccinated.

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Particles from paints, pesticides can have deadly impact

July 30, 2021

Air pollution triggered by use of common chemicals and fuels may kill 10 times more people than previously recognized.

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A blood test for your body clock? It’s on the horizon

July 27, 2021

CU Boulder sleep researchers have found it's possible to determine the timing of a person's internal biological clock via a single blood draw. Ultimately, the findings could lead to personalized recommendations for when people should eat, sleep, exercise and take medications.

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus parks at the Williams Village residence complex at CU Boulder

As delta variant threatens Colorado, vaccines can stop its spread

July 26, 2021

A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is now behind nearly 90% of the cases in the state. Researchers from CU Boulder talk about this new player in the pandemic and whether vaccinated people should continue to wear masks in public.

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Early-life social connections influence gene expression, stress resilience

July 22, 2021

Having friends may not only be good for the health of your social life, but also for your actual health—if you’re a hyena, that is. Strong social connections and greater maternal care early in life can influence molecular markers and future stress response, researchers found.

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Is wildfire smoke bad for your health?

July 12, 2021

With fires blazing across Colorado, California and Oregon, much of the Western United States is awash in smoke this summer. How does the smoke impact our health? Is it OK to exercise outdoors? What can we do to protect ourselves indoors? Colleen Reid has answers.

Female sprinters lined up for race

Should marijuana still be banned from sport?

July 7, 2021

In the wake of U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's controversial pre-Olympic suspension for marijuana use, we ask cannabis researcher Angela Bryan what the science really says: Does weed really make you faster? Is it bad for you? Should it be banned from sport?

Tom Heinbockel demonstrating using a Power Breathe device

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

June 29, 2021

Strength training for your breathing muscles? Daily High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training lowers blood pressure and improves vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication, new CU Boulder research shows.