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Lactate—long the athlete's bane—could be a key driver of cancer

March 9, 2017

Research suggests lactate, a metabolic byproduct that can interfere with sports performance, plays a role in cancer formation. And while people who regularly exercise tend to be able to clear lactate, others with a sedentary lifestyle, combined with excess sugar intake, may have a harder time.Read more »
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Artists, lawyers, scientists, ethicists talk drones at March 3-4 symposium

Feb. 24, 2017

What do lawyers, military experts, poets, artists and ethicists and scientists have to say about drones? Find out at the March 3-4 “Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones” symposium. It's free and open to the public.Read more »
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Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer stress

Feb. 23, 2017

A new study with implications for human health found that prebiotics – dietary fibers found in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic and onions – improved sleep and buffered stress.Read more »
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Common drugs similar to ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests

Feb. 23, 2017

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like aspirin and ibuprofen have been found to inhibit enzymes that play a key role in causing sepsis, according to a new study by BioFrontiers researcher Hubert YIn. He's now exploring ways to repurpose the drugs to treat the deadly condition which impacts more than 1 million people annually.Read more »
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Mother's milk changes with the seasons, influencing baby's well-being

Feb. 16, 2017

A new study has found that seasonally-influenced changes in diet and environmental stressors change the amount and kinds of sugars in a mother's breastmilk. This, in turn, impacts her baby's gut microbiota, growth rate and ability to fend off illness.Read more »
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Can't get to sleep? A wilderness weekend can help

Feb. 1, 2017

A new study by integrative physiology professor Ken Wright shows that as little as 48 hours of camping can help re-set the body's circadian rhythm, or internal clock, helping people fall asleep earlier.Read more »

CU Boulder sources available to discuss current executive orders

Jan. 25, 2017

Among an ongoing issuance this week of executive orders by President Donald Trump, some have called for swift reconsideration of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, as well as swift environmental reviews and approvals of infrastructure development projects. The following CU Boulder experts are available to discuss. Sarah Krakoff... Read more »

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