Principal Investigator Luis Zea working in the lab

Mold in space: NASA grant to study space station fungus

Nov. 1, 2019

The International Space Station has a problem with fungus and mold—and BioServe Space Technologies at CU Boulder is investigating potential fixes thanks to a new grant from NASA.

Clusters of solitons as seen under a microscope

Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could one day improve display screens

Oct. 21, 2019

Researchers are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of “fish.”

Bone fragment

A new way to preserve ancient bones with modern technology

Sept. 27, 2019

A team of anthropologists is out to change the way that scientists study old bones damage-free.

A graphic representing a lattice of trefoil knots tied in a solution of liquid crystals. (Credit: Smalyukh lab)

How to tie microscopic knots

Sept. 26, 2019

Physicists have built on the "beautiful history" of humanity's obsession with knots to tie tiny structures within a solution of liquid crystals.

Water

Engineers join partnership to address critical U.S. water security issues

Sept. 25, 2019

CU Boulder is part of a new $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.

CU Boulder researcher holds drone with storm moving in

Riding the storm out: How drones could save lives

Early warning times are crucial to saving lives during major storms, and new data from CU Boulder research using instrumented drones could give people more time to get out of harm’s way.

Picture of cardiac cells on a hydrogel

Mimicking the heart’s microenvironment

Sept. 11, 2019

Researchers have developed biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue reshapes itself post-surgery.

Telomeres

The unexpected complexities of TERT, a key cancer driver

Sept. 11, 2019

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), an enzyme associated with nearly all malignant human cancers, is even more diverse and unconventional than previously realized.

RNA

A key ‘kill switch’ in a gene-regulating protein group

Sept. 9, 2019

A key regulatory process in a gene-suppressing protein group that could hold future applications for drug discovery and clinical treatment of diseases, including cancer.

Artist's impression of quantum cooled particles

CU Boulder lab works to bring quanta out of the cold

Sept. 4, 2019

Research on quantum states of matter could be conducted at room temperatures, thus facilitating cheaper and more widely available quantum technologies, research at CU Boulder suggests.

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