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Lay counselors could help fill treatment gap for global, postpartum depression

Dec. 15, 2016

New research suggests an army of trained “lay counselors” could someday provide a solution to the treatment gap for people suffering from depression, including postpartum depression.

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DACA curbs poverty, but lowers school attendance

Dec. 12, 2016

A set of new studies shows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program reduced poverty by 38 percent and boosted employment by 17 percent among eligible participants. But it also reduced school enrollment by 28 percent. The research is some of the first to quantify the impacts of the controversial immigration policy.

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Study: Native advertising raises ethical concerns among journalists, ad execs

Nov. 28, 2016

Native advertisements — or paid ads that resemble editorial content in print and online publications — are increasingly common in today's digital media environment. But according to a new study, such ads may deceive consumers and threaten journalistic credibility.

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Lab’s fruit fly work yields patented cancer treatment

Nov. 28, 2016

Professor Tin Tin Su’s research, conducted with help of undergraduate students, resulted in startup company SuviCa. The company and CU Boulder recently received a patent for a promising chemical, SVC112, which helps prevent regrowth of cancer cells following radiation exposure.

Mark Borden Lab in Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Colorado Boulder.

New 'microbubble' technology could save lives on battlefield, home front

Nov. 22, 2016

A new technology now under development by researchers at the University of Nebraska and CU Boulder could result in the creation of a so-called “third lung” for severely injured patients that could keep them alive until arrival at a hospital.

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Gang members disproportionately end up in solitary confinement

Nov. 16, 2016

Members of criminal gangs are disproportionately placed in restrictive housing when they are imprisoned in the United States, says University of Colorado Boulder criminologist David Pyrooz, who advocates more rigorous research on whether widespread isolation of gang members is based on the best empirical evidence.

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Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets

Nov. 14, 2016

A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the strains of cannabis available for federally-funded studies lag well behind recreational markets in both potency and diversity, potentially compromising the validity of research into the drug’s effects.

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Just who lives with you?

Nov. 7, 2016

A new study involving CU Boulder and North Carolina State University highlights the diversity of arthropods found in homes across the United States, a big step in improving our understanding of how bugs like spiders, cockroaches and beetles may affect human health and quality of life.

Photo: Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering / University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

Nov. 3, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in the developing world.

Electron tomography reveals the three-dimensional structure of membrane contact sites (red) between endoplasmic reticulum tubules (green) and mitochondria (purple) in a yeast cell (right) or an endosome (yellow) in an animal cell (left). EM Tomography by Matthew West.

Putting the squeeze on mitochondria: The final cut

Oct. 31, 2016

With possible implications for a better understanding of cancer and neurodegenerative conditions, a new study for the first time shows the final stages of how mitochondria, found in nearly all living cells, divide and propagate.