Ralph Jimenez of JILA

Lasers could lead to better understanding of neurodegenerative conditions

Dec. 1, 2017

Researchers are studying the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by using a new technique to measure neurons firing deep inside animal brains.

swimmers diving into a pool

Report card gives U.S. Olympic sports a D for self-governance

Nov. 30, 2017

CU Boulder Center for Sports Governance: Organizations governing U.S. Olympic sports could do better when it comes to transparency, checks and balances and democratic processes.

Prashant Nagpal

Rapid, cost-effective genetic screening within reach

Nov. 29, 2017

Researchers are developing new techniques for faster, lower cost single-molecule DNA sequencing that could have transformative impacts on genetic screening.

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Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Shalane Flanagan running the Boston Marathon in 2013

New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Nov. 16, 2017

Days after Shalane Flanagan won the NYC Marathon, CU Boulder researchers have published a study that inspired the name of the shoes she wore and confirms they reduce the amount of energy used to run.

Brain images

CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

Nov. 16, 2017

The research initiative will establish best practices and clinical infrastructure for advancing education on traumatic brain injury in student-athletes.

Assistant Professor Cinnamon Bidwell

CHANGE Lab puts cannabis under the microscope

Nov. 14, 2017

Two ongoing research studies conducted by CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab are looking into how cannabis affects public health.

A computer screen emblazoned with flu data

Social media key for tracking flu, Zika, depression and more, says new book

Nov. 9, 2017

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are becoming tools for tracking flu, Zika and other illnesses, signaling looming epidemics faster than public health agencies once could.

A student getting a flul shot

Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Nov. 2, 2017

The influenza A virus kills 12,000 to 56,000 people in the U.S. annually, but a newly discovered mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the virus could lead to new treatments.

Child plays on tablet while sitting at table

Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Nov. 1, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time. Watch a short video interview.

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