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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...
Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids Are Easier on the Brain Than Booze

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the CU Change Lab. The...
electronic skin

New Malleable ‘Electronic Skin’ Self-Healable, Recyclable

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic...
Antarctic climatevideo

North American Ice Sheet Decay Changed Antarctic Climate

New research led by CU Boulder shows that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes...
pancreatic cancer

Narrowing the Gap Toward Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, is working to understand the complicated relationship between one of the deadliest...
robotvideo

Next-Gen Flexible Robots Move and Heal like Us

In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots. But instead...
ecological hypothesis

A Classic Darwinian Ecological Hypothesis Holds up—with a Twist

A long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously underappreciated ecological mechanism,...
running shoesvideo

New Shoe Makes Running 4 Percent Easier, 2-Hour Marathon Possible, Study...

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder...
sleeping

Removing Digital Devices from the Bedroom can Improve Sleep for Children,...

Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on...
SQUID multiplexer chip

New SQUID-Based Detector Opens Up New Fields of Study With New...

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that...
Zika Infection

Study to Examine Effects of Zika Infection in Guatemalan Infants and...

A large natural history study examining the neurologic, neurodevelopmental and other clinical outcomes of Zika virus infection in infants and young children has begun...