Alarm clock

Early birds less prone to depression

June 15, 2018

Even after accounting for environmental factors like light exposure and work schedules, one's sleep-wake preference appears to mildly influence depression risk.

Daniel Youmans and Tom Cech

Researchers peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

June 13, 2018

New CU Boulder research uses state-of-the art imaging to study how one specific protein cluster can help fuel cancer.

Microbacterium vaccae

Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?

June 6, 2018

Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain and fend off physical and behavioral changes that can result from stress, according to new research.

Gia Voeltz

Cellular cartographer Voeltz named HHMI investigator, granted $8 million

May 23, 2018

Intro-to-biology textbook images are changing because of her work. Now, Gia Voeltz joins the ranks of researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, an honor that comes with $8 million to take her research wherever it may lead.

Man looking at screen at night

What an all-nighter does to your blood

May 21, 2018

A new study could open the door for developing new treatments for night-shift workers and students pulling all-nighters, and enable doctors to precisely time administration of drugs and tests around the circadian clock.

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.

A girl eats a marshmallow.

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.

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.

Cannabis plant

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.

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.

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