How ‘patient influencers’ may be misleading patients on prescription drugs

March 13, 2023

A new study sheds light on the growing phenomenon of “patient influencers,” confirming they work closely with pharmaceutical companies and routinely provide advice about drugs to followers.

Researcher Jun Ye (University of Colorado Boulder)

New Embark program to pair entrepreneurs with CU Boulder technologies

March 13, 2023

The Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator is a new program created by Venture Partners at CU Boulder to match business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions created within the walls of the university—and to provide those ventures funding.

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Study: High crime raises diabetes risk

March 10, 2023

Young adults living in high-crime areas have an increased genetic risk for Type 2 diabetes, according to a recently published study. A key takeaway is that genes are not an irrefutable crystal ball predicting people’s health future. The environment plays a significant role as well.

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Historic high seas treaty brings new hope to global marine conservation

March 10, 2023

CU Boulder experts explain why the high seas matter to all of us, and how a recent United Nations agreement aims to protect marine biodiversity in international waters.

John Lynch

Leaving your job? Leave the money on the table

March 9, 2023

It turns out the more generous an employer’s 401(k) match is, the more likely employees are to withdraw money from their plans when they leave a job, finds new CU Boulder research involving Distinguished Professor John Lynch.

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Venture Partners report highlights groundbreaking innovation pipeline

March 6, 2023

CU Boulder has developed a groundbreaking pipeline to translate research into real-world impact, as highlighted in the 2022 annual report of Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the university’s commercialization arm.

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3 ways to prevent school shootings, based on research

March 6, 2023

Two sociologists from CU Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence discuss the circumstances that lead to violence in which an attacker picks a target—like a person, group, or school—in advance. They find that the same patterns of concerning behavior emerge, but that’s not all. Read more on The Conversation

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3 years in: What we’ve learned about COVID

March 6, 2023

Three years after the first cases of COVID-19 emerged, scientists have a far better understanding of how it spreads, how to prevent infection and minimize symptoms, and what needs to be done to prevent the next pandemic.

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How access to ChatGPT-style tech is about to change our world

March 3, 2023

New technologies are often surrounded by hopeful messages that they will alleviate poverty and bring about positive social change. History shows these assumptions are often misplaced. Three experts discuss in The Conversation podcast.

Hisham Ali

Building a one-of-a-kind plasma wind tunnel to advance hypersonics

March 1, 2023

Hisham Ali is pushing the limits of plasma physics and hypersonics in his lab on campus to advance a nationally important area of science and engineering: magnetohydrodynamics.