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CANLab looks to technology collaboration to boost pain research, treatment

March 20, 2018

The future of pain assessment may be in an app, as the CU Boulder Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab and Denver-based cliexa, Inc. partner to better treatment strategies for those with chronic pain.

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Life after death on the internet

March 13, 2018

As our lives go digital, Jed Brubaker of the College of Media, Communication and Information is studying what happens to all that data, including our social media presence, after we die.

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Why anxious people take criticism so hard

March 12, 2018

While "healthy" adults have a "positive bias," meaning they internalize positive feedback, people with social anxiety disorder have a "negative bias," which means they take criticism especially hard.

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How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 5, 2018

Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out.

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Just the two of us: Holding hands can ease pain, sync brainwaves

Feb. 28, 2018

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up.

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Frequent night-shift work boosts likelihood of Type 2 diabetes

Feb. 12, 2018

Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who work only days.

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Browser extension helps the visually impaired interpret online images

Feb. 9, 2018

Called Caption Crawler, the new technology compiles descriptions of online images for visually impaired computer users.

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Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Feb. 8, 2018

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought; but much remains unknown or unproved, such as whether marijuana has beneficial effects, according to new research.

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Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 1, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems.

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What are memories made of? Study sheds light on key protein

Jan. 24, 2018

A new study sheds light on a key protein in memory formation and its potential role in the treatment of neurological diseases.

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