Bacteria present in the human gut as seen under a microscope.

Early-life exercise alters gut microbes, promotes healthy brain and metabolism

Dec. 29, 2015

The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms and exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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?

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