Overall US crime rates unaffected by so-called ‘Ferguson effect,’ CU-Boulder-led study finds

Feb. 4, 2016

A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown. But the research does show the overall rate of robberies across the country has increased, as has the murder rate in certain cities.Read more »
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Trust in adults affects children’s willingness to delay gratification, CU-Boulder study finds

Feb. 2, 2016

A child’s perception of an adult’s trustworthiness can affect his or her willingness to resist a small, immediately available reward in order to obtain a larger reward later, a new University of Colorado Boulder study has discovered.Read more »

Independent report on 2013 school shooting identifies lessons learned

Jan. 18, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado Boulder today released an independent fact-finding report examining the events and circumstances leading to the 2013 fatal shooting at Arapahoe High School and offering recommendations for improvements in school safety.Read more »
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Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

Jan. 18, 2016

In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Staphylococcus infect some 2 million people and kill at least 23,000 people in the United States each year. Efforts to thwart these so-called “superbugs” have consistently fallen short due to the bacteria’s ability to rapidly adapt and develop immunity to common antibiotics such as penicillin.Read more »
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Mindfulness training more effective against postpartum depression than conventional methods, CU-Boulder study says

Jan. 11, 2016

Pregnant and postpartum women at risk of depression are less likely to suffer depression when they meditate or get in a yoga pose than when they are treated with psychotherapy or antidepressants, a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers has found.Read more »
Bacteria present in the human gut as seen under a microscope.

Early-life exercise alters gut microbes, promotes healthy brain and metabolism

Dec. 29, 2015

The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms and exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime.Read more »
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CU-Boulder study reveals evolutionary arms race between Ebola virus, bats

Dec. 21, 2015

The Ebola virus and fruit bats have been waging a molecular battle for survival that may have started at least 25 million years ago.Read more »
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Religion and politics led to social tension and conflict 2,000 years ago

Dec. 21, 2015

Humans haven’t learned much in 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today’s society, but dating back to 700 B.C., according to a new study published today in Current Anthropology .Read more »
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Rapid growth in elderly inmate population raises complex policy questions

Dec. 15, 2015

While it may not be a surprise that the number of elderly inmates is growing in the United States, the pace of that growth and the complexity of the inmates’ health problems is posing new challenges to researchers, policymakers and correctional employees.Read more »
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CU-Boulder researchers discover optimal range of slopes for extreme uphill running

Dec. 14, 2015

Running uphill on steep inclines is never easy, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a range of slope angles that would allow an athlete to ascend a mountain most quickly.Read more »

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