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Interactive map gets closer to pinpointing African origins erased during slave trade

March 31, 2022

When the transatlantic slave trade began in the early 19th century, there was no record of where in Africa enslaved individuals originated. Now, CU Boulder historians and statisticians are going back in time to better understand where these individuals lived before they boarded slave ships.

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Diet, exercise can improve teens’ mental health

Nov. 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging, international, multi-disciplinary project to improve mental health in teens, researchers found diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people.

Members of INSTAAR, the University of Maryland and TOFWERK group photo in a hangar

Hunting for emissions thousands of feet up

Oct. 27, 2021

Recent scientific flights above the Front Range will help scientists and policymakers cut unnecessary emissions, reduce greenhouse gases and help local residents breathe better.

Dozens of reporters recite the same script for Sinclair Broadcast

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn’t necessarily bias coverage

Oct. 20, 2021

A new analysis of 350,000 news stories produced by conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group finds when the company buys a station, local news definitely takes a hit. But it did not find any evidence, at scale, that coverage shifts toward a more conservative slant.

Researcher handles large syringe filled with oxygen microbubbles

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 20, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.

Graphic that pinpoints the hundreds of voting districts in the state, then connects them with lines to form borders.

Can math make redistricting more fair?

Sept. 30, 2021

Politicians have long used the process of redistricting to cut their opponents out of power, or even disenfranchise nonwhite voters. Jeanne Clelland says math can help.

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How therapy, not pills, can nix chronic pain and change the brain

Sept. 29, 2021

A new, CU Boulder-led study provides strong evidence that a psychological treatment can provide effective and lasting relief for chronic pain, which affects one in five Americans. The treatment also appears to quiet regions of the brain that generate chronic pain.

Female sprinters lined up for race

Should marijuana still be banned from sport?

July 7, 2021

In the wake of U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's controversial pre-Olympic suspension for marijuana use, we ask cannabis researcher Angela Bryan what the science really says: Does weed really make you faster? Is it bad for you? Should it be banned from sport?

An aerial image of the CU Boulder campus. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder experts tapped for summit on sexual misconduct

July 7, 2021

Campus experts and students from around the state helped organize the first Colorado Summit on Sexual Misconduct, coming up July 19–20, including CU Boulder employees and a student. Also, CU Boulder's Valerie Simons will give an opening address at the event.

Tom Heinbockel demonstrating using a Power Breathe device

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

June 29, 2021

Strength training for your breathing muscles? Daily High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training lowers blood pressure and improves vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication, new CU Boulder research shows.

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