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Specific UV light wavelength could offer low-cost, safe way to curb COVID-19 spread

Specific UV light wavelength could offer low-cost, safe way to curb COVID-19 spread

A specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus which causes COVID-19, but is also safer for use in public...
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New CU School of Pharmacy center sets path toward drug discovery hub

New CU School of Pharmacy center sets path toward drug discovery hub

For today’s generation of medical researchers, the need for speed in the scientific world was never more pronounced than it was in 2020. As society hid from a...
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Immersive Global Middle Ages institute will recreate worlds that no longer exist

Immersive Global Middle Ages institute will recreate worlds that no longer exist

Is time travel possible? Short answer: Not yet— at least, not in the sense you’re thinking. But Roger Martínez-Dávila, Associate Professor of History, may have...
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Climate change fuels multiple threats to society’s health

Climate change fuels multiple threats to society’s health

Labeled a “code red for humanity” in a United Nations report released early last month, climate change has continued to wreak havoc worldwide. In the United...
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Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

It’s no secret: The air quality is bad in Colorado this summer. Thus far, the state has issued 59 Ozone Action Day alerts since May 31—the most in a single...
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A self-learning algorithm may help predict how genetic disease occurs

A self-learning algorithm may help predict how genetic disease occurs

Oluwatosin Oluwadare, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, is seeking to answer a fundamental question in genome science: how the physical structure of a...
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Ancient humans turned elephant remains into a surprising array of bone tools

Ancient humans turned elephant remains into a surprising array of bone tools

Ancient humans could do some impressive things with elephant bones. In a new study, University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist Paola Villa and her colleagues...
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CU Boulder receives $1.1 million in EPA grants to reduce public exposure to wildland fire smoke

CU Boulder receives $1.1 million in EPA grants to reduce public exposure to wildland fire smoke

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have been awarded $1.1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two projects to help...
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CU experts: Extinguishing smoking stigma, promoting screening can save lives

CU experts: Extinguishing smoking stigma, promoting screening can save lives

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s recently announced lung cancer diagnosis came early and arose from a non-related health screening. A lucky catch, and an...
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Cell and gene therapy manufacturing hub joins growing bioscience community

Cell and gene therapy manufacturing hub joins growing bioscience community

Healthcare innovation took another leap forward at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Aug. 12 with the groundbreaking of Bioscience 5, a...
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Harner asks (and answers): What is the essence of Colorado Springs?

Harner asks (and answers): What is the essence of Colorado Springs?

What is the essence of Colorado Springs? What creates its sense of place — its idiosyncratic and often paradoxical relationship to industrialization, natural...
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New method developed to detect and adjust population structure in genetic summary data

New method developed to detect and adjust population structure in genetic summary data

In a new study published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers announced the development of a new method to increase the utility and...
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CU Anschutz called a ‘case study’ for commercializing medical breakthroughs

CU Anschutz called a ‘case study’ for commercializing medical breakthroughs

A new paper highlights the academic medical center’s record of turning discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients and public health
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AI may soon predict how electronics fail

AI may soon predict how electronics fail

Think of them as master Lego builders, only at an atomic scale. Engineers at CU Boulder have taken a major step forward in combing advanced computer...
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Healthy gut and healthy heart: AB Nexus funds second round of grants

Healthy gut and healthy heart: AB Nexus funds second round of grants

Now well into its first year, AB Nexus announced a new round of grants totaling $550,000 for collaborative projects from researchers at CU Boulder and CU...
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With a treasure trove of data, CU Anschutz gears up to strike gold

With a treasure trove of data, CU Anschutz gears up to strike gold

Staying competitive in the medical field now requires a new type of mining. While there are no hard hats required, extracting data from a vast array of...
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To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and...
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Intense light may hold answer to heart treatment dilemma

Intense light may hold answer to heart treatment dilemma

The gene, ANGPTL4, regulates fatty lipids in plasma. Scientists have found that people with lower levels of it also have reduced triglycerides and lipids,...
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CU Dental researchers make craniofacial gene discovery

CU Dental researchers make craniofacial gene discovery

Patience. It's something most researchers need when it comes to discoveries. For Jamie Nichols, CU Dental craniofacial biology assistant professor, and his...
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Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

The next time you go for a hike, take an extra moment to appreciate the seemingly ordinary life all around you. A house fly, humble yarrow weed and other “...
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Anxiety among fathers is higher than recently reported, new study suggests

Anxiety among fathers is higher than recently reported, new study suggests

In a new study published in The Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health on the University...
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CU Faculty Voices: A historian gets fact-checked

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of commentaries by CU faculty, presented by the Faculty Council Communications Committee and CU Connections. Learn more...
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Heat waves could cause 10 times more crop damage than now projected, research finds

Heat waves could cause 10 times more crop damage than now projected, research finds

Heat waves, which are projected to become more frequent and intense as the century progresses, could cause as much as 10 times more crop damage than is now...
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CU Denver study: More than 64% of health CEOs concerned about pandemic challenges

CU Denver study: More than 64% of health CEOs concerned about pandemic challenges

In ground-breaking research released today, researchers found that the “new normal,” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, provides both disruptions and unique...
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2% of people carry 90% of COVID-19 virus, and roommates are safer than you think

2% of people carry 90% of COVID-19 virus, and roommates are safer than you think

A few “super carriers” with off-the-charts viral loads are likely responsible for the bulk of COVID-19 transmissions, while about half of infected people aren’...

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