Boys skateboarding by a graffiti wall

Risk-taking, antisocial teens 5 times more likely to die young

Aug. 9, 2018

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20 dying by their 30s, according to new research.

Graduation

Scientists ID more than 1,200 genes linked to educational attainment

July 23, 2018

An international research team including CU Boulder scientists has identified more than 1,200 genetic variants associated with how much schooling an individual completes.

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Murder rates highest in countries that lack due process

July 16, 2018

Governments that do the best job protecting the rights of the accused have the lowest murder rates, while those that neglect due process have the highest rates.

political agreement climate

Dems, GOP agree more than they think on climate change

July 2, 2018

A majority of Republicans, independents and Democrats said they believed in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases.

Alarm clock

Early birds less prone to depression

June 15, 2018

Even after accounting for environmental factors like light exposure and work schedules, one's sleep-wake preference appears to mildly influence depression risk.

Daniel Youmans and Tom Cech

Researchers peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

June 13, 2018

New CU Boulder research uses state-of-the art imaging to study how one specific protein cluster can help fuel cancer.

Microbacterium vaccae

Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?

June 6, 2018

Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain and fend off physical and behavioral changes that can result from stress, according to new research.

Gia Voeltz

Cellular cartographer Voeltz named HHMI investigator, granted $8 million

May 23, 2018

Intro-to-biology textbook images are changing because of her work. Now, Gia Voeltz joins the ranks of researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, an honor that comes with $8 million to take her research wherever it may lead.

Man looking at screen at night

What an all-nighter does to your blood

May 21, 2018

A new study could open the door for developing new treatments for night-shift workers and students pulling all-nighters, and enable doctors to precisely time administration of drugs and tests around the circadian clock.

Emma Wu

Class of 2018: Aiming high academically

May 10, 2018

When Emma Wu stepped onto Folsom Field for commencement, she wore not one but three graduation tassels—white, orange and red—representing three distinct degrees in three different CU Boulder colleges.

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