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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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