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.Read more »
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Self-control shaped by your 'in-group' as early as preschool

May 3, 2018

How a child's social groups behave can significantly influence his or her ability to practice self-control and could have lasting impacts on development of this critical skill, according to a new study.Read more »
Cow pasture

How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

April 30, 2018

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers.Read more »
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Can cannabis kill pain without getting you stoned?

April 25, 2018

A new, first-of-its kind study suggests some legal-market cannabis strains may have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect while intoxicating users less and having less potential for abuse.Read more »
Mitochondria

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new study.Read more »
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Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to quell pain after surgery can prolong pain for more than three weeks and prime specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, a study found.Read more »
Blood pressure exam.

A pill that staves off aging? It's on the horizon

March 28, 2018

Nicotinomide riboside (NR) mimics caloric restriction, kick-starting the same pathways responsible for reducing cardiovascular aging.Read more »
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Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science?

March 21, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets, including deleted ones, in the name of science.Read more »
Deforestation in Madagascar

How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

March 13, 2018

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.Read more »
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How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 5, 2018

Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out.Read more »

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