A man with tattoos

Gang expert goes behind bars to study who joins, who leaves and why

Sept. 18, 2017

David Pyrooz has interviewed hundreds of gang members, searching for insight into how some manage to avoid or escape what he calls "the snare" of gang life, while others succumb to it.Read more »
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Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

Sept. 11, 2017

Social computing researcher Casey Fiesler, of the College of Media, Communication and Information, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study legal and ethical issues surrounding big data research.Read more »
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Trace arsenic linked to motor-skill decline in American Indian elders

Aug. 25, 2017

Low levels of inorganic arsenic, thought to be safe, might be harming American Indian communities in the western U.S. The new research comes at the same time up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk due to arsenic water contamination.Read more »
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Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 21, 2017

Racial stereotypes affect public perception of NFL quarterbacks and, in some cases, may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new CU Boulder research shows.Read more »
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Spousal age gap affects marriage satisfaction over time

Aug. 3, 2017

Men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses, but that satisfaction fades over time in marriages with significant age gaps.Read more »
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Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

Engineers have demonstrated a simple, cost-effective way for hospitals to use air ventilation to contain the spread of airborne illnesses.Read more »
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Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-aged white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.Read more »
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Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation involving the damage radiation-exposed cells from cancer treatments can do to healthy cells, causing side effects, could be good news for patients.Read more »
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Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available.Read more »
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Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca has won a green chemistry "ignition" grant for her innovative chemistry approach. Her research involves a more sustainable way of creating pharmaceuticals.Read more »

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