A baby gets a vaccine

Twitter a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment, finds CU Boulder study

Sept. 27, 2017

Negative sentiment about vaccines is alive and growing in social media, according to an expansive study designed to examine the prevalence and geographic clustering of online viewpoints.Read more »
Professor Jill Litt looks over an eggplant at a community garden next to Regis University in Denver

Can gardening prevent cancer? CU study seeks to find out

Sept. 19, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and the answer often is: it makes them feel better. A new trial is exploring the measurable health benefits of community gardening.Read more »
A phone with a twitter conversation on the screen

Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

Sept. 11, 2017

Social computing researcher Casey Fiesler, of the College of Media, Communication and Information, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study legal and ethical issues surrounding big data research.Read more »
Man pouring pills out of bottle and into hand

Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-aged white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.Read more »
A person undergoing radiation therapy

Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation involving the damage radiation-exposed cells from cancer treatments can do to healthy cells, causing side effects, could be good news for patients.Read more »
A baby having a hearing test

Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children who are deaf or partially deaf but receive diagnosis and interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those for whom treatment is delayed.Read more »
The San Luis Valley

When farmers must pay for groundwater, they cut use by a third

June 22, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that when San Luis Valley farmers imposed a well-pumping tax on themselves, they slashed use by a third and farmed more sustainably.Read more »
image of a couple holding hands

A lover's touch eases pain as heartbeats, breathing sync

June 21, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder pain researcher Pavel Goldstein shows that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a lover in pain, the couple's heart rates sync and the pain subsides.Read more »
Workers rally for $15 per hour minimum wage

Minimum-wage hikes could push low-pay workers away

June 15, 2017

On average, a $1.50 increase in a state's minimum wage corresponded to as much as a 50 percent increase in the number of low-wage workers commuting out of state for employment, found a new study.Read more »
Daniel Lee making faces

Stink-eye, other expressions likely originated as survival mechanisms

June 8, 2017

New research confirms that eyes truly are the window to the soul, with eye-widening or squinting serving as the primary clue observers use to decode someone's emotional state. The findings suggest facial expressions originated as survival mechanisms. Only later were they co-opted as social cues.Read more »

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