Inoculating mothers with a beneficial microbe during pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new study. The paper suggests that exposure to good bacteria during pregnancy may positively impact brain development.
CU Boulder researchers have discovered that a synthetic molecule based on natural antifreeze proteins minimizes freeze-thaw damage and increases the strength and durability of concrete, improving the longevity of new infrastructure and decreasing carbon emissions over its lifetime.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded CU Boulder $11 million to continue a study measuring how drugs, screens, concussions and more impact development, offering insight into why teenagers do the things they do.
A new brain imaging study of prairie voles—which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who are monogamous—found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing may be as important as being together. The study also sheds light on why it's so hard to social distance, and could lead to new therapies for conditions like autism and depression.