close-up of cluster of female cannabis plant

Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets

Nov. 14, 2016

A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the strains of cannabis available for federally-funded studies lag well behind recreational markets in both potency and diversity, potentially compromising the validity of research into the drug’s effects.Read more »
arthropods in home

Just who lives with you?

Nov. 7, 2016

A new study involving CU Boulder and North Carolina State University highlights the diversity of arthropods found in homes across the United States, a big step in improving our understanding of how bugs like spiders, cockroaches and beetles may affect human health and quality of life.Read more »
Photo: Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering / University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

Nov. 3, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in the developing world.Read more »
Electron tomography reveals the three-dimensional structure of membrane contact sites (red) between endoplasmic reticulum tubules (green) and mitochondria (purple) in a yeast cell (right) or an endosome (yellow) in an animal cell (left). EM Tomography by Matthew West.

Putting the squeeze on mitochondria: The final cut

Oct. 31, 2016

With possible implications for a better understanding of cancer and neurodegenerative conditions, a new study for the first time shows the final stages of how mitochondria, found in nearly all living cells, divide and propagate.Read more »
Runners wait at line to start race

Small increases in running shoe weight tied to slower race times

Oct. 28, 2016

Researchers designed a clever treadmill-based study to demonstrate that running times slow as running shoes increase in weight, even if only by a few ounces.​ (Audio interview available.)Read more »
The team of grant recipients, five women from Mental Health Partners and CU Boulder, stand in a row and pose for a photo, smiling.

Treatment for trauma-affected children and families the focus of new grant

Oct. 24, 2016

Under a new $2 million grant, CU Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence will work with Colorado-based Mental Health Partners to increase the capacity to identify children and families who have experienced trauma and provide evidence-based trauma-focused treatment. The project is expected to support more than 900 clinicians, and serve over 3,100 clients.Read more »
Beverly Kingston

Center for Study and Prevention of Violence featured in PBS documentary

Oct. 20, 2016

Black and Latino Coloradans are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system, according to a new Rocky Mountain PBS documentary, A Sentenced Life. Beverly Kingston, director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at CU Boulder, contributed her research on social disorganization theory and appeared in the film.Read more »
an image of MRI brain scans

Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment

Oct. 17, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition.Read more »
New study shows sleep-deprived tots eat more

Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

Oct. 13, 2016

A new CU Boulder study shows preschoolers consume more calories than normal when they don't get enough sleep, findings that have implications for childhood obesity risk.Read more »
Sara Sayer and students appear in the lab.

Yeast gene rapidly evolves to attack viruses, researchers find

Oct. 6, 2016

A gene in a type of yeast that has long been used in baking, brewing and winemaking may have positive implications for human health. Essentially, the gene in the ingested yeast can recognize and destroy attacking viruses within the human host.Read more »