smoke stacks and air pollution

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies’ obesity risk

June 10, 2021

New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.

Sunrise over the Flatirons

Earlier sleep timing associated with lower depression risk

May 27, 2021

A study including data from more than 840,000 people found that going to bed and waking up an hour earlier was associated with 23% lower risk of depression.

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Still hesitant to get the shot? 7 COVID vaccine concerns addressed

May 5, 2021

Some worry the science was rushed. Others question whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Here's what Teresa Foley, a teaching professor of distinction in integrative physiology, tells students, acquaintances and family who are hesitant.

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Greater access to birth control boosts high school graduation rates

May 5, 2021

In 2009, Colorado launched an ambitious initiative that enabled federally-funded Title X clinics to provide a broad array of birth control options for free or at a low cost. A new study shows the program significantly boosted graduation rates in the state, enabling 3,800 more women to get a diploma.

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Why news matters: Film spotlights instructor's fight to save local journalism

April 28, 2021

A new documentary debuting this week on PBS centers around the efforts of Chuck Plunkett, now director of CU News Corps, to push back against newsroom layoffs around the country and save local journalism.

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Student-led spring study shows high mask compliance on campus

April 28, 2021

A new study of mask compliance across 53 campuses, including CU Boulder, suggests that while there's some room for improvement, college students are listening to public health advice and wearing face coverings.

George Floyd mural outside of Cup Foods at Chicago Avenue and E 38th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota

After Chauvin’s guilty verdict: What will change?

April 22, 2021

What made Tuesday’s verdict so unique, and will it lead to lasting change? In this Q&A, three CU Boulder experts in law; sociology, crime trends and policing; and Africana studies and criminology give their takes.

tao tangles in the brain

How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

April 15, 2021

More than 70% of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and the concussion-related disorder CTE, are believed to be fueled by protein clusters called tau aggregates. A new study sheds light on how they damage brain cells, and could ultimately lead to new therapies for such "tauopathies."

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How to cope when emotions are raw and people may be feeling so many different things

March 29, 2021

Grief, anger, powerlessness and worry––in a tragic event, all of these emotions are valid and some may feel all of them over time, says Sona Dimidjian, director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute. Learn more.

CU Boulder student Olivia Parsons getting a COVID-19 shot

Do COVID vaccines prevent transmission? CU Boulder kicks off national trial

March 29, 2021

CU Boulder was the first site to roll out a federally-funded study led by the COVID-19 Prevention Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Study leaders vaccinated 11 of the roughly 700 CU Boulder student volunteers who will ultimately participate.