Assistant Professor Cinnamon Bidwell

CHANGE Lab puts cannabis under the microscope

Nov. 14, 2017

Two ongoing research studies conducted by CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab are looking into how cannabis affects public health.Read more »
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Social media key for tracking flu, Zika, depression and more, says new book

Nov. 9, 2017

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms are becoming tools for tracking flu, Zika and other illnesses, signaling looming epidemics faster than public health agencies once could.Read more »
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Climate observations offer major return on investment

Nov. 8, 2017

New CIRES research shows how a well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in economic benefits.Read more »
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Studying bad ozone days on the Front Range

Nov. 3, 2017

A new CIRES and NOAA study examines the factors that contribute to high ozone days in Colorado's Front Range.Read more »
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Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Nov. 2, 2017

The influenza A virus kills 12,000 to 56,000 people in the U.S. annually, but a newly discovered mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the virus could lead to new treatments.Read more »
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Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Nov. 1, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time. Watch a short video interview.Read more »
natalie hull

Making your water safer with UV light

Oct. 31, 2017

Engineering PhD student Natalie Hull is researching different wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation that will best kill dangerous pathogens in the water we drink.Read more »
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Team set to study evaporating atmospheres of 'hot Jupiters'

Oct. 31, 2017

A CU Boulder team will build a tiny orbiting satellite to study the evaporating atmospheres of gigantic "hot Jupiters," gaseous planets orbiting scorchingly close to parent stars. Watch the video.Read more »

Linking climate change to global health

Oct. 30, 2017

A report on critical connections between climate change and human health concludes the delayed response to climate change in the past 25 years has jeopardized human life around the globe.Read more »
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Post-Ferguson 'de-policing' more pronounced in nonwhite areas, study finds

Oct. 25, 2017

While traffic stops and arrests have fallen in nonwhite areas of Ferguson, Missouri, crime rates remain steady, suggesting cops previously had been "over-policing" these areas.Read more »