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New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Nov. 29, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

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Algorithms aren’t fair. Robin Burke wants to change that

Nov. 11, 2021

The machine-learning systems that help your phone recommend music, movies, news and more can be biased in ways that leave out artists from underrepresented groups or foster polarization. Professor Robin Burke is working to change that.

Shamika Klassen

How Black Twitter has become the new ‘Green Book’—and more

Oct. 27, 2021

Fifty-five years after a Black postal worker produced the inaugural issue of “The Green Book” to help African Americans navigate a racist society, Black Twitter is playing a similar and even broader role, suggests a new CU Boulder study.

Dozens of reporters recite the same script for Sinclair Broadcast

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn’t necessarily bias coverage

Oct. 20, 2021

A new analysis of 350,000 news stories produced by conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group finds when the company buys a station, local news definitely takes a hit. But it did not find any evidence, at scale, that coverage shifts toward a more conservative slant.

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How therapy, not pills, can nix chronic pain and change the brain

Sept. 29, 2021

A new, CU Boulder-led study provides strong evidence that a psychological treatment can provide effective and lasting relief for chronic pain, which affects one in five Americans. The treatment also appears to quiet regions of the brain that generate chronic pain.

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Is your body clock off schedule? Prebiotics may help

Sept. 13, 2021

New research shows that dietary compounds called prebiotics, which serve as food for good bacteria in the gut, make the body more resilient to circadian rhythm disruptions from things like jet lag or shift work.

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Do screens really hurt kids? Not much, and they may have some benefits

Sept. 9, 2021

Screen time may not be as harmful as previously suspected for school-aged children and may have some important benefits, according to one of the largest studies to date exlporing how screens impact youth.

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Study: Banning abortion would boost maternal mortality by double-digits

Sept. 8, 2021

A nationwide abortion ban would lead to a 21% increase in the number of pregnancy-related deaths overall and a 33% increase among Black women, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

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A blood test for your body clock? It’s on the horizon

July 27, 2021

CU Boulder sleep researchers have found it's possible to determine the timing of a person's internal biological clock via a single blood draw. Ultimately, the findings could lead to personalized recommendations for when people should eat, sleep, exercise and take medications.

Cyclist Mark Cavendish riding in the Tour de France

Why elite cyclists dance with their bikes

July 15, 2021

A new CU Boulder study shows that rising up out of the saddle and gently swaying the bike side-to-side, known in French as "en danseuse," can significantly boost performance.

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