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self-fulfilling prophecy

The More Pain You Expect, the More You Feel

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and...
fingertip sensors

Veterans to Benefit from New Fingertip Sensors for Prosthetic Limbs

Today’s prosthetic limbs are tools – literal attachments to the body. They help with the daily activities that impact quality of life, but they are...
3D bioprinting

3D Bioprinting Technique Could Create Artificial Blood Vessels, Organ Tissue

CU Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object’s firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that...
Broad Energy and Environment

Broad Energy and Environment Study Led by CU Boulder Ends with...

A massive research and education effort on energy and environmental issues led by CU Boulder engineering faculty is ending after a five-year run with...
photonic integrated circuit chip

CU Boulder Professor Wins Prestigious NSF Quantum Program

The CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading a new multi-university and multi-disciplinary project from the National Science Foundation aimed at...
alpine ecosystems

Alpine Ecosystems Struggle to Recover from Air Pollution

A new CU research study finds that degraded alpine ecosystems showed limited recovery years after long-term inputs of human-caused nitrogen air pollution, with soil acidification...
Parkinson’s Disease

Deciphering the Parkinson’s Disease Puzzle

Alaa Ahmed is working to unlock the secrets of Parkinson’s disease and make life better for its sufferers. The University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor of...
insulating gelvideo

From Office Windows to Mars: Scientists Debut Super-Insulating Gel

Can a new type of transparent gel, made from readily-available beer waste, help engineers build greenhouses on Mars? CU Boulder physicists have developed an insulating...
snow flood

Rain-On-Snow Flood Risk to Increase in Many U.S. Mountain Regions

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S....
bacteriophages

Connection Found Between Viruses and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A study led by a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher reveals a key connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and...
immunization for stress

Is an Immunization for Stress on the Horizon?

Can probiotics fend off mood disorders? It's too early to say with scientific certainty, but a new study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that one particular beneficial...
climate change

A New Wrinkle to the Limits of Life on Earth

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new CU Boulder-led research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions,...
Toxic Volcanic Lake

Microbes Living in a Toxic Volcanic Lake Could Hold Clues to...

Researchers at CU Boulder have discovered microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth. Their...
superconductor

A Surprising New Superconductor

Last September, CIRES chemist and instrument designer Don David and colleagues Dave Pappas and Xian Wu at the National Institute of Standards and Technology...
opioid epidemic

Opioids After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong Pain

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal...
climate warming

Ice-Free Arctic Summers Could Hinge on Small Climate Warming Range

A range of less than one degree Fahrenheit (or half a degree Celsius) of climate warming over the next century could make all the...
aging

A Pill That Staves off Aging? It’s on the Horizon

Scientists have long known that restricting calories can fend off physiological signs of aging, with studies in fruit flies, roundworms, rodents and even people...
anxiety disorder

People with Social Anxiety Disorder Take Criticism Especially Hard

People who have social anxiety disorder are more likely to internalize criticism than those who do not, research from the University of Colorado Boulder...
Holding Hands

Holding Hands Can Ease Pain, Sync Brainwaves

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain...
lichens

When It Comes to Genes, Lichens Embrace Sharing Economy

CU Boulder researchers have discovered the first known molecular evidence of obligate symbiosis in lichens, a distinctive co-evolutionary relationship that could shed new light...