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Why working with gun retailers is critical in the fight against suicide

March 4, 2021

A nation-wide effort first launched in New Hampshire in 2009 is enlisting gun retailers in the fight against suicide. Researchers at CU Boulder want to learn how it's working and what can be done to make it work even better.

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Why do men publish more papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

Feb. 25, 2021

In the years after female faculty members have children, their productivity––in terms of papers published––drops 20 percent. Male faculty see no such decline. Researchers say different roles in parenting are likely to blame and the gap could have long-term impacts on higher education.

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If I get the shot, can I still get COVID-19? Answers to common vaccine questions

Feb. 24, 2021

As supply increases, so do questions about how the COVID-19 vaccines work and what they do and don’t do. We caught up with Professor Matt McQueen, director of epidemiology, for answers.

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Student explores assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 16, 2021

Anna Libey, a doctoral student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.

Jared Beshai conducts manual readings in a lab working on a new technique to harvest electricity from blood sugar. (Photo provided)

CU Boulder, CU Anschutz experimenting with blood sugar to power prostheses

Feb. 15, 2021

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz researchers are developing a new technique to harvest electricity from blood sugar to power medical devices as part of a project with Department of Veterans Affairs.

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

How computers see us: Doctoral student working to curb discrimination by artificial intelligence

Feb. 15, 2021

Facial recognition technology is now embedded in everything from our phones and computers to surveillance systems at the mall and airport. But it tends to misidentify certain populations and can be used to discriminate. Microsoft Research Fellow Morgan Klaus Scheuerman wants to change that.

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Should I really wear 2 masks? Hear from an expert

Feb. 10, 2021

We spoke with Jose-Luis Jimenez, chemistry professor and CIRES fellow, about this new trend and why masks continue to be such an important tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research-backed custom lullabies connect Colorado parents, babies

Feb. 9, 2021

Student musicians and researchers created personalized lullabies for Colorado families and studied the effects of the project on the mental health and well-being of children and parents.

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Scholars reveal the changing nature of U.S. cities

Feb. 3, 2021

Cities are not all the same, or at least their evolution isn’t, according to new research from CU Boulder.

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Popular breast cancer drugs don’t work the way we thought they did

Feb. 3, 2021

New research suggests drugs called PARP inhibitors, designed to treat breast and ovarian cancers, work differently than previously presumed. It also shines a light on how they do work, opening the door for improved next-generation drugs.