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Can't get to sleep? A wilderness weekend can help

Feb. 1, 2017

A new study by integrative physiology professor Ken Wright shows that as little as 48 hours of camping can help re-set the body's circadian rhythm, or internal clock, helping people fall asleep earlier.

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Legacy media giants give way to new and partisan outlets in agenda-setting

Jan. 26, 2017

While no one media type controls the broader news agenda, partisan media now has the strongest influence, followed by emerging non-partisan media outlets – like BuzzFeed and Gawker – over longtime traditional outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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Nicotine normalizes brain deficits key to schizophrenia

Jan. 23, 2017

A new study shows that when mice with schizophrenic characteristics are administered a steady dose of nicotine their brain activity normalizes. The research could lead to non-addictive nicotine-based treatments for psychiatric disorders.

wild orangutans in trees

New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

Jan. 18, 2017

Researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV.

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Researcher receives prize for work on telomerase, a key driver of cancer

Jan. 12, 2017

Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow at the BioFrontiers Institute, was just awarded the Damon Runyon-Dale Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists to further his research on how regenerating protective chromosomal caps called telomeres, long believed to preserve youth, can also promote disease.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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