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Not-so-private eyes: Eye movements hold clues to how we make decisions

Dec. 13, 2022

New findings from mechanical engineers at CU Boulder could, one day, help doctors screen patients for illnesses like depression or Parkinson's Disease.

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Economist finds sweet success with soda taxes

Dec. 12, 2022

A CU Boulder researcher has found soda taxes aren’t as regressive as previously feared and do decrease body mass index among non-white youth.

Laurel Hind in the lab

Building the body better: Prof's immune cell function research receives $1.8M award

Dec. 8, 2022

Laurel Hind has received a $1.8 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study white blood cells called neutrophils. Her team’s long-term goal: to identify new targets for therapeutic development.

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Can music heal? This artist and researcher wants to find out

Dec. 6, 2022

When Grace Leslie steps onstage, she wears a high-tech cap that transforms the pulses in her body and brain into haunting, hypnotic sounds. She hopes that same kind of musical connection can help people heal.

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What stress does to your brain, and what future remedies could look like

Dec. 1, 2022

Neuroscientists at CU Boulder have discovered that a specific type of brain cell could be a key player in making you feel the negative impacts of stress.

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What Iranian protests mean in the fight for global women’s bodily autonomy

Nov. 21, 2022

Protests in Iran have sent shockwaves through the country as thousands across the globe have joined in solidarity. Marie Ranjbar explains the history of women-led protests in Iran, what's different this time and what the global community can do to support women's bodily autonomy there.

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What is behind the uptick in antisemitic hate speech?

Nov. 16, 2022

Ye, the rapper and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, made headlines and topped social media feeds in recent weeks for his series of antisemitic comments. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan spoke with CU Boulder Today about what antisemitism means and how it’s perpetuated today.

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Got the sniffles? Here’s how to make the right decision about holiday gatherings

Nov. 15, 2022

A new international study conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic shows when people simply take a moment to reflect on the consequences of their behavior, they’re more likely to make choices that benefit public health.

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CU researchers rethink mental illness

Nov. 11, 2022

In the dream clinic of the future, patients struggling with mental illness might—in addition to sharing their feelings with a therapist—have their brains scanned to pinpoint regions that may be misfiring.

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With school shootings at record high, new grant aims to curb violence in Colorado schools

Nov. 7, 2022

School shootings have already reached a record high in 2022, with 40 so far killing 34 people and injuring 88. With a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence seeks to help 40 Colorado schools tackle the social and cultural roots of violence.