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.


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.

Graphic depicting the weak interactions between neutral fermionic atoms in an ultracold gas.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

Scientists have discovered that they can nudge clouds of ultracold atoms into two distinct phases where those particles behave in completely different ways.

Brian Robb and Michael Marshak

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

July 25, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.

A scorpion robot

Toolkit allows broad audience to make artificial muscles

July 15, 2019

Researchers in Assistant Professor Christoph Keplinger’s lab released a toolkit to show scientists, hobbyists and entrepreneurs how to create their own artificial muscles. They hope this will bring researchers one step closer to developing wearable, surgical and collaborative robots that safely and effectively help humans.

Smead Scholar Alex Hirst, a graduate researcher, helps get a drone ready for launch.

The air up there: CU team deploys drones in tornado study

July 3, 2019

CU Boulder students, faculty and staff are taking part in TORUS—the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigation of severe thunderstorms ever.

computer generated graphic of string theory

Physicist finds loose thread of string theory puzzle

July 1, 2019

New research from a CU Boulder physicist might break open the mathematical puzzle that has stalled string theory research for decades.

Presidential emergency alert message

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

New research shows that hackers, working with limited resources, could send fake emergency alerts to cell phones in a confined area like a sports stadium.

Prashant Nagpal

These nano-bugs eat CO2 and make eco-friendly fuel

June 11, 2019

Engineers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of producing a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals.