Bowie memorial

When celebrities die, 'grief policing' abounds, social media gets toxic

Dec. 6, 2017

Researchers analyzed more than 7,000 Facebook comments, finding that people are surprisingly mean to each other online, even in times of tragedy, but some technological fixes could help.Read more »
swimmers diving into a pool

Report card gives U.S. Olympic sports a D for self-governance

Nov. 30, 2017

CU Boulder Center for Sports Governance: Organizations governing U.S. Olympic sports could do better when it comes to transparency, checks and balances and democratic processes.Read more »
hubert yin in the lab

Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.Read more »
Shalane Flanagan running the Boston Marathon in 2013

New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Nov. 16, 2017

Days after Shalane Flanagan won the NYC Marathon, CU Boulder researchers have published a study that inspired the name of the shoes she wore and confirms they reduce the amount of energy used to run.Read more »
A student getting a flul shot

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 »
Child plays on tablet while sitting at table

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 »
Customer buying merchandise at a recreational marijuana dispensary

$5.5 million study to probe impact of marijuana legalization on use, behavior, mental health

Oct. 24, 2017

Researchers are studying 5,000 twins to paint a more accurate picture of how marijuana use changes as a result of legalization and how those changes may impact health in the long run.Read more »
PhD candidates on the way to commencement

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

Studies have long shown researchers publish prolifically in the first decade of their career, followed by a decline in productivity. But a CU Boulder study found that stereotype to be "remarkably inaccurate."Read more »
Professor Tiara Na'puti

CU Boulder professor testifies before U.N. committee on Guam

Oct. 4, 2017

Professor Tiara Na'puti, a member of the indigenous Chamorro people of Guam, testified before a United Nations committee this week calling for its help in hastening decolonization of the beleaguered island.Read more »
High school boys huddle during football game

Why is high school football participation declining?

Sept. 27, 2017

The number of high schoolers playing American football grew steadily from 1998 to 2009 but then began a notable decline that's likely to continue, according to CU Boulder Professor Roger Pielke.Read more »

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