A police officer

Making the decision to shoot

April 23, 2021

A CU Boulder researcher has found that practice reduces racial bias in a first-person shooter simulation—but the benefits only go so far.

gavel and camera

Through the lens of the law: Interpreting video evidence in the digital age

April 20, 2021

Sandra Ristovska is undertaking the first rigorous publicly engaged research project to address the intricacies of “seeing” in court, systematically examining the use of video as evidence in state and federal court trials in criminal, immigration and American Indian law.

Painting of army invading the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan

Across centuries and diseases, poverty, conflict and racism fuel pandemics

April 16, 2021

The current COVID-19 pandemic and other disease outbreaks aren't just biological phenomena, a team of archaeologists argue—these events are also shaped by the broader welfare of human societies.

tao tangles in the brain

How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

April 15, 2021

More than 70% of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and the concussion-related disorder CTE, are believed to be fueled by protein clusters called tau aggregates. A new study sheds light on how they damage brain cells, and could ultimately lead to new therapies for such "tauopathies."

Students talking

What’s in a word: New track explores the role of language in social life

April 14, 2021

Language is part of who we are and everything we do, but what we do has significantly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chase Raymond, associate professor of linguistics, sheds some light on how linguistics applies to our everyday lives and how the way we communicate adapts to new challenges.

The Pacific Crest Trail

Junk food and big miles may not add up how ‘thru-hikers’ hope

April 6, 2021

A study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that thru-hiking, as on the Pacific Crest Trail, might decrease vascular health.

CU Boulder student Olivia Parsons getting a COVID-19 shot

Do COVID vaccines prevent transmission? CU Boulder kicks off national trial

March 29, 2021

CU Boulder was the first site to roll out a federally-funded study led by the COVID-19 Prevention Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Study leaders vaccinated 11 of the roughly 700 CU Boulder student volunteers who will ultimately participate.

Lab researcher works under a fume hood

How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

For nearly one year, a group of scientists and volunteers from across the university has met seven days a week, often sleeping just a few hours a night, to bring students back to campus safely.

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7 lessons about coronavirus that CU Boulder scientists helped discover

March 15, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have led the way in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to reveal how the coronavirus spreads through tiny droplets, the importance of flattening “the mental health curve” and a lot more.

saliva testing on campus

2% of people carry 90% of COVID-19 virus, and roommates are safer than you think

March 15, 2021

New research finds that only one in five college students who tested positive for COVID-19 while living in residence halls infected their roommates.