Brain imaging

Can we unlearn pain? CU research aims to find out

Dec. 7, 2018

Can chronic pain patients think themselves into wellness? An unprecedented brain imaging study aims to find out.

Don McKinney

Professor, 2 alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

Dec. 7, 2018

Director of Bands Don McKinney, jazz alumna Tia Fuller (MM '00) and opera alumnus Wei Wu (MM and PC '13) were all listed among the 2019 Grammy Award nominees, announced on Dec. 7.

a tarantula

Your brain on imagination: It's a lot like the real thing, study shows

Dec. 6, 2018

Imagining a fearful tone and actually hearing the tone activate remarkably similar pathways in the brain. This shows that imagination has real neurological impacts that could help patients overcome phobias or post traumatic stress disorder.

International Space Station

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 6, 2018

Four experiments supported by BioServe Space Technologies blasted off en route to the International Space Station this week.

Boulder front range

How weather and climate shape Earth's life-sustaining surface

Dec. 6, 2018

New research shines a light on how rainfall shapes ridgetops, valley floors and the critical zone of Earth's surface.

Carson Bruns holding up tech tattoo

'Chameleon' tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Dec. 4, 2018

Carson Bruns is working to put body art to use, designing high-tech inks that may one day signal your temperature or changes in blood chemistry.

Museum educator Jim Hakala describes a clam shell fossil to University Hill Elementary School students in Boulder

Natural history comes to life for students statewide

Dec. 4, 2018

Thanks to Jim Hakala, a senior educator at the CU Museum of Natural History, fourth-graders at hundreds of schools in 41 Colorado counties can now hold a piece of ancient history in their hands.

An illustration of a head with clocks behind it

Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule, new study shows

Dec. 3, 2018

Tissue damage can throw circadian clocks throughout the body off track, influencing body temperature, hormone rhythms and a host of other bodily functions.


Biologists discover rare 3-species warbler hybrid

Dec. 3, 2018

The warbler hybrid suggests that bird species in sharp decline are struggling to find suitable mates.


Taking the measure of an asteroid

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.