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CU Cancer Center leaders aim to use novel molecule to fight cancer

March 1, 2024

Tin Tin Su of CU Boulder and Antonio Jimeno of the CU School of Medicine say acceleration-initiative funds will help speed a promising, developed-in-Colorado cancer therapy for patients.

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CBD shown to ease anxiety without the risks that can come with THC

Feb. 27, 2024

The first randomized trial to examine how commercially available cannabis impacts anxiety symptoms has shown that products heavy in the nonintoxicating compound CBD work surprisingly well—and without getting you high.

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Suicide rates in the US are on the rise: New study offers surprising reasons why

Feb. 15, 2024

Increased access to prescription opioids and a shrinking economic safety net contributed to an increase in suicide rates in the 21st century, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Crown Institute partners with Pixar on app based on Inside Out

Feb. 13, 2024

Seeking to leverage the power of entertainment to fulfill its educational mission, the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at CU Boulder has launched its InsideU social-emotional learning app for children.

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Science confirms it: Love leaves a mark on your brain

Jan. 10, 2024

The brain produces more of the pleasure-inducing hormone dopamine when we’re longing for or hanging out with our partner, according to research by CU Boulder neuroscientists. But when we break up, that unique “chemical imprint” fades away.

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Study: Cannabis can make workouts more fun, but it’s no performance-enhancer

Jan. 3, 2024

A first-of-a-kind laboratory study of runners shows that using cannabis before training can boost motivation and mood. However, if the THC content is high, it can also make exercise feel harder, potentially sabotaging performance.


Breast milk shown to boost baby’s brain and gut health

Dec. 13, 2023

A new study of compounds found in baby poop suggests breast milk, including milk supplemented with formula, improves infant gut health in ways that benefit brain development and could impact test scores. The findings could also be used to improve formula.

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Want to benefit from yoga? Stick with it

Nov. 17, 2023

CU Boulder research associate Charleen Gust demonstrates that the physical and psychological benefits of yoga last longer with consistent practice.

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Melatonin use soars among children, with unknown risks

Nov. 13, 2023

Nearly one in five school-aged children and preteens now take melatonin for sleep, and some parents routinely give the hormone to preschoolers, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Scientists develop faster, cheaper way to count microbes, discover new antibiotics

Nov. 8, 2023

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new way of counting microorganisms that works 36 times faster than conventional methods, cuts plastic use more than 15-fold and substantially decreases the cost and carbon footprint of biomedical research. It could accelerate the discovery of new antibiotics.