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Spousal age gap affects marriage satisfaction over time

Aug. 3, 2017

Men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses, but that satisfaction fades over time in marriages with significant age gaps.

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Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

Engineers have demonstrated a simple, cost-effective way for hospitals to use air ventilation to contain the spread of airborne illnesses.

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Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-aged white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.

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Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation involving the damage radiation-exposed cells from cancer treatments can do to healthy cells, causing side effects, could be good news for patients.

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Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available.

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Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca has won a green chemistry "ignition" grant for her innovative chemistry approach. Her research involves a more sustainable way of creating pharmaceuticals.

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Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children who are deaf or partially deaf but receive diagnosis and interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those for whom treatment is delayed.

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The architecture of smell: Cracking the code on the least understood sense

July 6, 2017

Professor John Crimaldi, who specializes in fluid mechanics engineering, is helping to develop key technological tools to drive olfactory generators that project virtual reality scents.

PhD candidate Adenife Modile looks at African landscape

PhD candidate studying fertility, maternal health in Tanzania

June 28, 2017

Sociology doctoral candidate Adenife Modile studies fertility and maternal health worldwide, with the end goal of disrupting the assumption that "having lots of kids is what we do."

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What lives inside your showerhead?

June 22, 2017

CIRES researchers are uncovering new information about the mysterious world of tiny microbes living inside your showerhead.

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