Ebola virus under a microscope

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 »
Valley of Oaxaca

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 »
Arms of elderly person in handcuffs

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 »
a male athlete runs uphill in mountainous terrain

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 »
Golgi stained pyramidal neuron in the hippocampus of an epileptic patient.

CU-Boulder study links combination of pre-natal stress and terbutaline to autism and epilepsy in lab rats

Dec. 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that a combination of pre-natal stress and an unapproved pre-term labor medication called terbutaline may create a higher risk for the co-development of autism and epilepsy based on test results involving laboratory rats.Read more »
Woman talking to her young daughter

Reminders, not time, help curb impulsive behavior – in 3-year-olds, at least

Nov. 18, 2015

A child is staring longingly at a bowl of chocolate ice cream directly in front of her. She's told to wait for 10 seconds and she won’t want it anymore. The urge for sweets will dissipate. Does it work?Read more »

Caffeine at night delays human circadian clock

Sept. 16, 2015

It’s no secret that slugging down caffeinated drinks in the evening can disrupt sleep. But a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England shows for the first time that evening caffeine delays the internal circadian clock that tells us when to get ready for sleep and when to prepare to wake up.Read more »

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