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The right zinc levels are key to human health, researchers find

July 25, 2023

Using innovative fluorescent sensors and computational modeling, CU Boulder biochemistry researcher Amy Palmer tracked naturally cycling cells to better understand an essential micronutrient.

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New membrane filtering technology at CU Boulder could help address water scarcity issues

July 25, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new membrane water filtration system, based around air bubbles, that can help address water scarcity issues around the world.

Karan Dikshit

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics and the environment

July 21, 2023

Recently published research led by Karan Dikshit during his doctoral studies at CU Boulder explores an adhesive material that not only allows for easy sticking and unsticking but could eventually contribute to sustainability efforts around the globe.

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FieldSafe offers scientists basic frameworks for safety in the field

July 12, 2023

Researchers are taking steps to strengthen safety by expanding FieldSafe, an online training program designed to help scientists navigate harassment, risk management and communication challenges they may encounter during field work.

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Experts eager to study ethics of artificial intelligence, journalism

July 7, 2023

How does artificial intelligence shape the news we see online? Researchers in the College of Media, Communication and Information are ready to examine the ethics and fairness of recommender systems in journalism, thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Why does matter exist? Roundness of electrons may hold clues

July 6, 2023

Physicists at CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made record-breaking measures of electrons, finding that these tiny particles may be more round- than egg-shaped. Their results could bring scientists closer to answering a profound mystery of existence.

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Building a better ‘bionic pancreas’

May 31, 2023

Could technology like smart watches and mobile apps change how patients manage Type 1 diabetes? A $1.2 million grant is helping faculty explore ways to give patients a better quality of life.

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These tiny, medical robots could one day travel through your body

May 24, 2023

CU Boulder engineers have designed a new class of "microrobots" several times smaller than the width of a human hair that may be able to treat human illnesses like interstitial cystitis—a painful bladder disease that affects millions of Americans.

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New seed grants bring quantum out of the lab, into the marketplace

May 18, 2023

CU Boulder has long been recognized as a global leader in quantum research and education. A new grant, awarded recently by the State of Colorado’s Economic Development Commission, takes that one step further by investing in the “quantum ecosystem” across the state.

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Researchers at CU Boulder advancing more trustworthy autonomous systems with US Air Force

May 10, 2023

CU Boulder's Allie Anderson and Torin Clark are conducting research into how humans and artificial intelligence systems work together. The pair are part of a multi-university research team commissioned by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.