A historic photo promoting farming and electric co-ops

Co-ops enjoying renaissance in the digital age

Nov. 7, 2018

More than 200 co-op members flocked to the CU Boulder campus in early November for a celebration of shared-ownership models and the launch of several new initiatives to support the co-op movement.

neurons with amyloid plaques

Physician scientists shed light on origins of ALS, neuromuscular disease

Nov. 1, 2018

Toxic protein assemblies, or "amyloids," long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue.

Dog pain story

New gene therapy eases chronic pain in dogs; human trials underway

Oct. 29, 2018

Neuroscientist Linda Watkins has developed an opioid-free, long-lasting shot for management of chronic pain. It's been tested in more than 40 dogs with impressive results and no adverse effects.

Prairie voles

What bonds are made of: Neuroscientist awarded $1.5 million to study attachment, grief

Oct. 2, 2018

Zoe Donaldson is studying prairie voles, which tend to be monogamous, in research that could inform new treatments for autism and a condition called complicated grief.

Corrie Detweiler in lab

Battling superbugs: New compounds could make old antibiotics new

Sept. 24, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered three compounds that could someday be given alongside antibiotics to reinvigorate them, making them effective against drug-resistant bugs again.

baby feet

How skin begins: Study identifies origins, could lead to better grafts

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims.

CMCI Professor Leysia Palen

Faculty in Focus: Using social media for natural disaster safety

Sept. 13, 2018

Leysia Palen and her students are poring through tweets from the 2017 hurricane season as part of a project designed to make forecast images easier to understand for those in harm's way.

Porter Biosciences under construction in 1971

50 years later, MCDB department still breaking new ground

Sept. 5, 2018

Hundreds will converge on campus this week to celebrate a department credited with redefining what it means to study biology, and putting Boulder on the map as a biotech hub. The anniversary event is open to the public.

Crosses on the lawn in front of plaza towers elementary school

K-12 schools ill-prepared for natural disasters, warns CU professor

Aug. 30, 2018

Many of the nation's primary and secondary schools were built in areas vulnerable to tornadoes, earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters before strict codes and land-use regulations existed.

Blake Leeper sprints around the track at CU Boulder

'Leep' of faith: CU scientists testing world's fastest blade runner

Aug. 24, 2018

Elite sprinter Blake Leeper recently visited CU Boulder for testing that could determine whether he can vie for a spot at the 2020 Olympics. Leeper was born without legs and runs with prosthetic blades.