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 »
A shadow image of a prisoner

Domestic terrorists, gang members have little in common, study shows

May 18, 2017

Domestic extremists in the U.S. are older, better educated, more affluent, more religious and more likely to be white than street gang members are, according to the first comprehensive study to compare the two groups.Read more »
Traffic jam

Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

May 15, 2017

A new study co-authored by CU Boulder researchers has found diesel trucks, buses and cars emit 4.6-million tons more harmful nitrogen-oxide than standards permit. Higher standards and improved emissions tests could save lives, the authors say.Read more »
sleeping baby

What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

May 10, 2017

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies. The research could result in better options for babies with hearing impairment.Read more »

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