neurons with amyloid plaques

Physician scientists shed light on origins of ALS, neuromuscular disease

Nov. 1, 2018

Toxic protein assemblies, or "amyloids," long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue.


Your showerhead slime is alive

Nov. 1, 2018

A CIRES-led citizen-science study reveals lung-disease causing strains of bacteria are especially common in certain environments.

Dog pain story

New gene therapy eases chronic pain in dogs; human trials underway

Oct. 29, 2018

Neuroscientist Linda Watkins has developed an opioid-free, long-lasting shot for management of chronic pain. It's been tested in more than 40 dogs with impressive results and no adverse effects.

Prairie voles

What bonds are made of: Neuroscientist awarded $1.5 million to study attachment, grief

Oct. 2, 2018

Zoe Donaldson is studying prairie voles, which tend to be monogamous, in research that could inform new treatments for autism and a condition called complicated grief.

Corrie Detweiler in lab

Battling superbugs: New compounds could make old antibiotics new

Sept. 24, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered three compounds that could someday be given alongside antibiotics to reinvigorate them, making them effective against drug-resistant bugs again.

Stock photo of classroom chairs

Students who fled Hurricane Maria face storm of issues on the mainland

Sept. 17, 2018

Students displaced by Hurricane Maria are still facing housing instability, language barriers and culture shock, surveys find.

baby feet

How skin begins: Study identifies origins, could lead to better grafts

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims.

onlookers watch violence against stranger

Humans might not be altruistic 'avengers' after all, study finds

Sept. 7, 2018

CU Boulder research contradicts the long-held belief that humans interfere when they see the abuse of strangers.

Silhouette of person walking toward the ocean at sunset

The paradox of 'suicide in happy places' seems not to exist

Sept. 5, 2018

A closer look at geographic data finds no correlation between generally happy locales and rates of suicide, according to new research by CU Boulder and the University of California, Irvine.


A 200-year glimpse into changing human settlement

Sept. 5, 2018

Geographers have created an unprecedented way to track where people have lived in the U.S. since 1810.