Genetic ‘freeloaders’ may play key role in immune system

Sept. 7, 2023

CU Boulder researcher Edward Chuong recently received an international award for his lab’s work studying transposons in the human genome.

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News flash: Opposites don't actually attract

Aug. 31, 2023

A new, sweeping CU Boulder analysis suggests birds of a feather are indeed more likely to flock together, confirming what individual studies have hinted at for decades.

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Why breast cancer survivors don’t take their meds, and what can be done about it

Aug. 28, 2023

Hormone-blocking drugs can be life-saving for breast cancer survivors, reducing risk of recurrence by as much as 50%. Yet many patients stop taking them early or don’t take them as directed. A new CU Boulder study explores why, and what can be done about it.

Vladimir Putin and Yevgeny Prigozhin

What the death of rival Prigozhin means for Putin and the war on Ukraine

Aug. 28, 2023

Russian officials have confirmed the Aug. 23 plane crash in the outskirts of Moscow killed Yevgeny Priogozhin, friend-turned-foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin. CU expert Sarah Wilson Sokhey offers her take on what Prigozhin’s death means for the war in Ukraine and how a coup attempt against Czar Nicholas II in 1907 could provide clues about what will happen next.

Lead author Molly McDermott tagging a swallow

Building a nest in The Giving Tree

Aug. 22, 2023

Even with increased physical costs, female barn swallows prioritize the needs of their offspring over their own health. Though songbirds are the focus of the new study, it might pertain to many species—humans included—and the price of parenthood.

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Should I be laughing at this?

Aug. 14, 2023

In a recent defense of strong comic immoralism, CU Boulder doctoral student Connor Kianpour discusses the philosophy of humor and the intellectual value of studying the humor we’re not sure we should laugh at.

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Bad news: There’s no magic cure for aging

Aug. 4, 2023

CU Boulder researcher Jesse Kurland shows in a new study that aging is a complex process affecting genetic networks, and altering one gene won’t stop it.


‘I don’t want to be a bad guy anymore’

July 19, 2023

Gang violence is driving a surge in violent crime across America. New research shows community interventions can stem the tide.

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‘The pill’ will soon be available over the counter. The impacts could be sweeping

July 13, 2023

Federal regulators approved the first over-the-counter oral contraceptive. CU Boulder’s Amanda Stevenson says the impacts could be sweeping. But she cautions that real threats to contraceptive access in the U.S. still exist.

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Why new facial-recognition airport screenings are raising concerns

July 11, 2023

At least 25 U.S. airports now use facial recognition software to determine you are who you say you are, but some fear the artificial intelligence systems will exacerbate discrimination. Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an AI ethicist, explains why people are concerned.