Postdoctoral researcher Daniela Vergara

Mapping the genetics of cannabis

Oct. 13, 2017

Daniela Vergara studies the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored biological questions.Read more »
JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 5, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.Read more »
This miniature microscope allows researchers to see inside the living brain.

CU researchers win prestigious $2 million grant for brain study

Oct. 3, 2017

CU Anschutz and CU Boulder scientists will refine and expand use of their unique miniature microscope as part of a National Institutes of Health initiative to revolutionize understanding of the brain.Read more »
Karen Chin excavates fossilized dinosaur feces at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as side dish

Sept. 21, 2017

A surprising CU Boulder study shows giant, plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah snacked on crustaceans, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities.Read more »
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.Read more »
Drones at Pawnee National Grassland

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 6, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone "swarming" technology that allows a single pilot to operate multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of missions.Read more »
Puzzle pieces illustrating genetic material

CU Boulder lands funding for advanced study of gene-environment interactions

Sept. 1, 2017

Jason Boardman has made headlines studying the interactions between people's genes and their environment. Now he's helping launch a first-of-its-kind program to train young scholars in the cross-disciplinary field.Read more »
fluorescent bacteria

Bacteria have feelings, too

Aug. 14, 2017

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. But new research shows individual bacteria can feel their external environment in a similar way.Read more »
an illustration of a nucleosome

Microbe may explain evolutionary origins of DNA folding

Aug. 10, 2017

A new study uncovers surprising similarities in the ways that multicellular organisms fold their DNA.Read more »
Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

Ancient DNA used to track abandonment of Mesa Verde in 13th century

Aug. 10, 2017

Ancient DNA used to track the exodus of Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the northern Rio Grande area of New Mexico.Read more »

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