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Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

May 20, 2019

People who sleep fewer than seven hours per night have lower levels of gene-regulating molecules that are key for dampening down inflammation and keeping blood vessels healthy, a new study shows.

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What to know after the ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale

May 17, 2019

After eight seasons and 47 Emmy Awards, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its series finale Sunday night. We asked Media Studies Associate Professor Rick Stevens about the show’s impact.

Wil Srubar

It’s alive! ‘Frankenstein’ materials could revolutionize building construction

May 16, 2019

CU Boulder engineers are creating living hybrid building materials that exhibit both structural and biological function.

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Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 10, 2019

At a recent event, students shared their ideas for how the U.S. Armed Forces can keep up with an increasingly connected world—from a strategy for resupplying ships using autonomous capsules to a device that detects GPS jamming signals.

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Romantic partners lose financial literacy over time; here’s how to stop it

Couples often establish a “household chief financial officer,” which may lead the other partner to lose financial literacy. The good news? If this phenomenon is true for your relationship, you can start to bridge the gap.

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DPS to compete in campus cultural event on May 15

May 10, 2019

Hundreds of Denver Public Schools students will visit CU Boulder for Spanish Heritage Language and Culture Day, a competitive event designed to showcase their creative talents and encourage them to pursue higher education.

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Student-athlete alumni study aims to assess, improve health and wellness

May 8, 2019

With a $200,000 grant from the Pac-12, researchers are launching a first-of-its-kind study comparing the health and wellness of student-athlete alumni to those who didn't play sports in college.

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Dance outreach steps it up in Paonia

May 7, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, CU Boulder dance students head to schools in Paonia, Colorado, to lead dance outreach workshops and a public performance.

Lupita Montoya and Aaron Lamplugh

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

May 7, 2019

Colorado nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants akin to an oil refinery or an auto garage.

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Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.