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Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers

April 23, 2024

In lab experiments, engineers at CU Boulder asked groups of younger and older adults to complete a deceptively simple task: to reach for a target on a computer screen. The group's findings could one day help doctors diagnose a range of illnesses, from Parkinson's disease to mental health conditions like depression.

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Writing to wellness: New therapy helps cancer patients face biggest fears

April 19, 2024

With new medications extending the lives of advanced cancer patients, many live for years in the face of radical uncertainty. A new CU Boulder-born therapy has been shown to reduce trauma, depression, anxiety and fear.

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‘An epidemic of loneliness’: How the pandemic changed life for aging adults

April 9, 2024

Four years after the U.S. began to slowly emerge from mandatory COVID-19 lockdowns, a study of 7,000 aging adults suggests that for many, life has never been the same.

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Joints that could heal themselves? Researchers could get there in 5 years

March 26, 2024

Armed with up to $39 million in federal funding, a dream team of researchers from three Colorado campuses aims to end osteoarthritis.

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How genes work together to shape how much you smoke

March 25, 2024

A new CU Boulder study sheds light on how genes associated with smoking work in conjunction with the rest of the genome, paving the way for more personalized approaches to help people kick the habit.

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You’re (very likely) not going to win, so why play?

March 25, 2024

Sixty years after its legalization, people are still attracted to the lottery because of the strong emotions associated with imagining the future, CU Boulder researcher says.

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Secrets from the grave

March 18, 2024

By studying human skeletal remains, bioarchaeologist Sharon DeWitte is opening a new window into past pandemics and giving voice to the voiceless.

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Early childhood health interventions have ‘big, multi-generation impacts,’ research finds

March 8, 2024

Associate Professor Tania Barham’s research suggests that it doesn’t take much to help give impoverished people a better start to life.

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CU Boulder researchers tackle HIV-related cognitive decline

March 8, 2024

Assistant professors Kayla Sprenger and Laurel Hind are on a collaborative mission to explore solutions for mitigating cognitive decline in individuals living with HIV. This decline can be caused by both the virus itself and antiretroviral drugs.

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Plasma donations: A financial lifesaver and an ethical dilemma

March 6, 2024

New research shows low-income households bridge cash needs and avoid payday loans by selling plasma, but there has been little study on the health effects of high-frequency donations.