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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.

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.

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.

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$5.9 million grant to expand youth violence prevention work in Denver

Sept. 6, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year $5.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its youth violence prevention work in two Denver neighborhoods.

Woman on scale.

Feeling heavy, light, or about right? Research finds genes may be to blame

Aug. 31, 2016

It turns out that not just social environments, but also genes inherited from our parents can play a role in how we perceive our own weight status, whether we feel heavy, light, or about right. And this genetic aspect is especially true for females, found a new first-of-its-kind study led by CU Boulder.

Electric bike

Electric assist bikes provide meaningful exercise, cardiovascular benefits

July 7, 2016

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for riders who previously had been sedentary.

a man's arm in a sling

Empathy for others’ pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation, CU-Boulder study finds

June 14, 2016

The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the results of a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

A vial of morphine

Narcotic painkillers prolong pain in rats, says CU-Boulder study

May 31, 2016

Brace for another shot across the bow: Opioids like morphine have now been shown to paradoxically cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching implications for humans, says a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Christopher Lowry

Raising body temperature relieves depression, study finds

May 12, 2016

Raising the body temperature of depressed volunteers to the equivalent of a mild fever improved their symptoms of major depression for as long as six weeks after a single treatment, results from a new study show.

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CU-Boulder awarded $7.5 million to study gut microbes and sleep

May 5, 2016

\A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has received a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to study how gut microbes in humans and animals are affected by stressors like sleep deprivation and circadian clock issues.