A green image of M Vaccae under the microscope

Study linking beneficial bacteria to mental health makes top 10 list for brain research

Jan. 5, 2017

Research by integrative physiology professor Christopher Lowry found that injecting mice with a bacteria called Mycobacterium vaccae fended off physical and behavioral signs of stress. Now human studies are underway.Read more »
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Diet-mimicking pill could reverse cardiovascular aging

Jan. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have successfully reversed vascular dysfunction in aging mice with a dietary supplement. The findings have implications for preventing cardiovascular dysfunction and disease during aging in humans.Read more »
Inigo San Milan treating a cyclist with his glycogen testing invention.

CU invention serves as muscular 'gas gauge' for Buffs in training

Dec. 28, 2016

A new ultrasound technology developed by CU researchers and used by CU Boulder football, track and field, and basketball players, enables athletes to painlessly measure how nourished or depleted their muscles are, real-time, in 15 seconds.Read more »
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CU Boulder researchers receive state grant to study high-potency marijuana effects

Dec. 16, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have been awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to study the effects of using high-potency cannabis concentrates.Read more »
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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.Read more »
Activists hold up signs that say "Yes We Can with DACA" in English and Spanish

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.Read more »
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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.Read more »
Tin Tin Su

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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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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.Read more »

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