Sara Sawyer

Virus hunter: Preventing the next pandemic

July 27, 2022

Dozens of viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, have jumped from animals to humans, often with deadly consequences. Sara Sawyer wants to know which one is next.

A participant in the marshmallow test at CU Boulder

A new take on the ‘marshmallow test’: When it comes to resisting temptation, a child's cultural upbringing matters

July 21, 2022

Fifty years after the famous ‘marshmallow test’ found that children who resist temptation do better on measures of life success, a study of preschoolers in Boulder and Japan reveals that what kids are willing to wait for depends on their cultural upbringing.

Navajo Nation sign that reads 'Turn around. Stay home'

US life expectancy still falling, Native Americans hardest hit

June 9, 2022

Life expectancy of Native Americans in the U.S. dropped by nearly five years during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research reveals. The study also found that while the rest of the developed world is rebounding in terms of life expectancy, the United States is not.

journalists taking notes

After a mass shooting: Examining the role of media coverage

May 31, 2022

Is news coverage inspiring more mass shootings? Not necessarily, but with each incident comes complicated questions for journalists, says CU Boulder Professor Elizabeth Skewes.

Beverly Kingston

Can we avert the next mass shooting? Yes, and here’s how

May 26, 2022

CU Boulder researcher Beverly Kingston discusses the recent uptick in school shootings, perpetrator indicators and behaviors, what we can do to stop such violence in schools and public spaces, and more.

Watering cannabis plants

What’s in your weed? The label doesn't tell you much, study suggests

May 19, 2022

A new CU Boulder study of nearly 90,000 samples across six states found cannabis labels don’t adequately reflect the underlying chemical makeup of products. The study authors are now calling for a weed labeling system.

illustration of DNA

Multiple diagnoses are the norm with mental illness; new genetic study explains why

May 10, 2022

A new genetic analysis, using data from hundreds of thousands of people, sheds light on why more than half of people diagnosed with one psychiatric disorder will be diagnosed with a second or third in their lifetime.

'Abortion is a right' sign at a rally in Pittsburgh

How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

May 5, 2022

In the wake of this week's leak about a private Supreme Court vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, CU Boulder sociologist Amanda Stevenson discusses how such a ruling could impact women's mortality and the way they live their lives.

Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

Human cancer cells seen under the microscope

Researchers discover novel way to inhibit key cancer driver, other mutated genes

April 6, 2022

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a new way to inhibit the most commonly mutated gene underlying human tumor growth, opening the door to new therapeutic strategies for cancer and a host of other diseases.

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