An ancient, virus-like protein best known for its essential role in placental development may, when over-expressed, fuel ALS—aka Lou Gehrig's disease—and other neurodegenerative diseases, according to new research. The discovery opens the door to a new class of potential treatments.
Joseph Dupris, a visiting assistant professor at CU Boulder, is a linguist and “maqlaqsyals” user who helped integrate the Modoc language into the short film This Is Their Land. It was recently screened on campus, and a 150th anniversary remembrance is set to be held in Tulelake, California.
A new “digital nose” created with Nobel Prize-winning CU technology can provide COVID-19 test results in less than one hour with excellent accuracy. It could ultimately be used for on-the-go virus testing, diagnosis of cancer and lung diseases and more.
About two-thirds of Colorado educators say they have considered leaving the field in the past year, due in part to increased challenges stemming from the ongoing youth mental health crisis. Enter the Center for Resilience and Well-Being, CU Boulder's new center focused on educating teachers, therapists and parents to support young people while first tending to their own wellbeing.
New CU Boulder research finds that overweight populations have a 22% higher mortality risk than those of healthy weight, while obese populations have as much as double the risk. The study found that about 1 in 6 adult deaths in the U.S. are related to excess weight or obesity.
In a new study, CU Boulder astrophysicist Erica Nelson and her colleagues spotted six "fuzzy dots" of light in images from the James Webb Space Telescope. The candidate galaxies may have existed just 500 to 700 million years after the Big Bang and contain almost as many stars as the Milky Way.
Artificial intelligence has reached an "inflection point," according to technology experts from CU Boulder. New tools like ChatGPT, which rolled out late last year, are poised to transform offices, high school classrooms and more—in potentially good and bad ways.
A geologist and an engineer discuss what made the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria so devastating, how the region shares similar geology with California and how lessons learned can help the world prepare for the next big one.
Super Bowl ads have become almost bigger than the big game itself. Alix Barasch, associate professor of marketing, shares how big brands are engaging with you, the consumer––and how, sometimes, you’re helping them make their content.