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Testing only the unvaccinated may do little to curb spread of omicron

Dec. 21, 2021

New CU Boulder research suggests that in highly vaccinated regions, including Colorado, most infections will soon be breakthrough cases, and money spent on testing the unvaccinated could be better spent on other public health measures.

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Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

The work of Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinderk looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. The research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.

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Republicans lost faith in 2020 election results. Fox News played pivotal role

Dec. 1, 2021

A new CU Boulder study shows that in the days following the 2020 presidential election, Republicans grew increasingly doubtful that the vote count was legitimate. Regardless of party, the more an individual trusted and consumed Fox News, the less faith they had in the electoral process.

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New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Nov. 29, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

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How the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will help Colorado brace for the next disaster

Nov. 18, 2021

Colorado will soon receive billions of dollars to improve its roads, bridges, utilities and other infrastructure. Civil engineer Keith Porter said it's a start––but the state still has a long way to go as it prepares for floods, wildfires and other disasters.

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From schools to streets: How the pandemic is helping us reimagine built environments

Nov. 18, 2021

What opportunities exist to rethink how we live to not only combat COVID-19 but also address climate change, human health and other issues? The Program in Environmental Design is tackling these questions through innovative projects that do everything from improve spaces for outdoor learning to rethinking streetscapes.

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The single population is growing, and it’s time to grow with it

Nov. 11, 2021

Nearly half of the adult U.S. population is single, and half of that population isn't interested in dating. Yet, society still focuses on marriage and relationships as the endgame. Marketing and psychology professor Peter McGraw offers a new perspective on how we see solos.

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Algorithms aren’t fair. Robin Burke wants to change that

Nov. 11, 2021

The machine-learning systems that help your phone recommend music, movies, news and more can be biased in ways that leave out artists from underrepresented groups or foster polarization. Professor Robin Burke is working to change that.

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Diet, exercise can improve teens’ mental health

Nov. 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging, international, multi-disciplinary project to improve mental health in teens, researchers found diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people.

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CU Boulder race scholar reframes Du Bois’ scholarly legacy

Nov. 1, 2021

A new book by Professor Reiland Rabaka on W.E.B Du Bois explores the contribution the scholar had on the origins and evolution of intersectionality.

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