A person using a trail bridge in Rwanda

CU Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 15, 2020

A team from the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering recently published results from a pilot impact evaluation of trail bridges in rural Rwanda. They installed sensors to monitor use at 12 bridge sites constructed by Denver-based nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity.

Vaccines in syringes

Who should get the first COVID-19 vaccines? Global study provides insights

Dec. 10, 2020

With vaccines beginning to roll out, policymakers face tough decisions on whom to bring to the front of the line. New research shows prioritizing people older than 60 will save the most lives, but prioritizing young adults works best to reduce spread. And some regions may want to ask those who've already had the virus to offer up their place in line.

A woman smelling a flower

How a simple smell test could curb COVID-19 and help reopen the economy

Dec. 9, 2020

A new mathematical modeling study by CU Boulder scientists suggests a simple scratch-and-sniff test could play an important role in screening for COVID-19. An alumnus has already invented a 50-cent test that interfaces with a smartphone app, and more research is underway.

A sign seen at a climate change protest

No country immune from the health harms of climate change

Dec. 4, 2020

Unless urgent action is taken, climate change will increasingly threaten global health, disrupt lives and livelihoods, and overwhelm healthcare systems, according to the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown involving CU Boulder.

CU Boulder, left, and CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Infectious disease containment, anxiety disorder interventions among projects funded by AB Nexus

Nov. 25, 2020

The AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant program announced its inaugural round of grants totaling $625,000 for novel research projects integrating expertise from the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.

A researcher spits in a tube

Frequent, rapid testing could turn national COVID-19 tide within weeks

Nov. 20, 2020

New research shows that broad, national dissemination of frequent, rapid COVID-19 tests could turn the tide on the pandemic within weeks, without shutting down schools and businesses. For curbing infection, test turnaround time is more important than test sensitivity.

An image of a microscope

Researchers scale up tiny actuator inspired by muscle

Nov. 18, 2020

New research may one day enable soft machines to fully integrate with our bodies to deliver drugs, target tumors, or repair aging or dysfunctional tissue.

Two boys on their smartphones

Parental restrictions on childhood tech use have few lasting effects

Nov. 17, 2020

New research shows parental restrictions have few lasting effects on a child's tech use in young adulthood. Also, college students use more tech than they ever have in their lives or ever want to again.

Bike lanes

How the COVID-19 pandemic can reshape our streets and relationship to cars

Nov. 17, 2020

In the spring of 2020, once-busy streets became quiet and empty. In many cities, pedestrians and bicycles filled city streets instead of cars. What could this mean for the future of our cities and transportation systems?

Breast cancer cells as seen under a microscope.

New insights on a common protein could lead to novel cancer treatments

Nov. 4, 2020

Findings could lead to new therapies for hard-to-treat cancers and even neurological diseases and rare developmental disorders.