ESA astronaut Alex Gerst working on the International Space Station

Developing cancer treatments in space

April 22, 2022

CU Boulder is leading a $3.3 million project with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and Mayo Clinic to advance stem cell research in low Earth orbit.


New software aims to speed, improve identification of DNA variations that lead to cancer

April 13, 2022

Researchers have been trying to quickly and accurately identify the parts of DNA that lead to genetic disorders such as cancer. A new software tool could improve that process and lead to the more tailored treatment and understanding of cancers from patient to patient.

Human cancer cells seen under the microscope

Researchers discover novel way to inhibit key cancer driver, other mutated genes

April 6, 2022

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a new way to inhibit the most commonly mutated gene underlying human tumor growth, opening the door to new therapeutic strategies for cancer and a host of other diseases.

A nurse holds a pill

‘Patient influencers’ are booming on social media. Is that good or bad?

April 4, 2022

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly partnering with real-life patients, who share their personal stories and advocate for brands in health-related online forums and social media posts. That intrigues and concerns advertising researcher Erin Willis, who has launched a new research agenda to take a closer look.

Alarm clock

Why permanent daylight saving time is a bad idea

March 28, 2022

A new bill that recently passed in the U.S. Senate would make daylight saving time permanent. But many in the scientific community are calling for the opposite approach⁠—making standard time permanent. CU Boulder sleep researcher Ken Wright explains why.

A nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll

With Russia invading Ukraine, what’s the threat of nuclear war right now?

March 23, 2022

Though nuclear war isn’t likely, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have far-reaching consequences, says CU Boulder researcher Brian Toon.

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How social media data could help predict the next COVID-19 surge

March 18, 2022

CU Boulder scientists have developed a new and more accurate way of forecasting COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations using Facebook data on how people move around and who they're friends with.

Smart phone with TikTok logo on the screen

Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?

March 18, 2022

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, TikTok has become a primary outlet for spreading information, causing some to refer to the conflict as TikTok's first war. Casey Fiesler, an assistant professor of information science, discusses the role TikTok is playing in the Ukraine crisis.

a dog's nose

Learn about the Odor2Action Network led by CU Boulder

March 17, 2022

CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading a groundbreaking new international research network. The work is aimed at understanding how animals use information from odors in their environment to guide behavior and has far-ranging implications for our understanding of the human brain.

A sectional image, with three views, of the heart.

Computer-simulated heart flow model could help treat pediatric heart disease patients

March 10, 2022

Research from Debanjan Mukherjee and a collaborative team of biomedical engineers, physicians and researchers could enable significant advances for the 40,000 pediatric congenital heart disease patients born each year.