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Climate Change and Health Symposium spotlights CU opportunity to collaborate on emerging global issue

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder led a Climate Change and Health Symposium at CU...
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Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

CU Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability...
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People with social anxiety disorder take criticism especially hard, study finds

People with social anxiety disorder take criticism especially hard, study finds

While 'healthy' adults have a 'positive bias'—meaning that they internalize positive feedback—people with social anxiety disorder have a 'negative bias'
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How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

Parents struggling to get their preschoolers to fall asleep and stay asleep at night could likely see big results by adopting just one key strategy, say CU...
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Brain Awareness Week to bring cutting-edge research to the public

Brain Awareness Week to bring cutting-edge research to the public

In celebration of International Brain Awareness Week March 12–16, CU Boulder will offer a series of public lectures by expert faculty, revealing new insights...
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Researchers abuzz about bee health

Researchers abuzz about bee health

What’s the buzz on the CU Denver campus, especially with spring just around the corner? More bees!
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Shared decision making can result in better choices

Shared decision making can result in better choices

As more and more older patients are offered advanced treatments for chronic diseases, including surgeries and implantable devices, new questions have arisen...
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Patients with advanced cancer may be less competent to make decisions than doctors

Patients with advanced cancer may be less competent to make decisions than doctors think

Patients with terminal cancer face difficult decisions. What treatment options support their goals? When is it reasonable to discontinue care? A study...
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Construction-based toys and video games help develop childhood spatial skills

Construction-based toys and video games help develop childhood spatial skills

Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person's spatial skills, according to a new CIRES-led study—those skills can be critical to success in fields like...
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CU experts show reducing unintended pregnancies saves state money

CU experts show reducing unintended pregnancies saves state money

Thanks in large part to a team of researchers on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a state program heralded for dramatically reducing...
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'Early Career Scientist Day' brings statewide researchers together

'Early Career Scientist Day' brings statewide researchers together

More than 50 researchers greeted Colorado lawmakers entering the Capitol building on Jan. 19, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of research...
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Incoming journalists are tech savvy but lack 'the basics'

Incoming journalists are tech savvy but lack 'the basics'

Journalists entering the news business today are better trained in video, audio, social media and web skills than they were five years ago, according to a new...
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Method to assess early intervention programs is flawed

Method to assess early intervention programs is flawed

Researchers urge better evaluation of early intervention programs serving infants and toddlers with developmental problems
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Rare brain donation could shed light on Alzheimer’s pathology

Rare brain donation could shed light on Alzheimer’s pathology

As he looks back on this year’s activities at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Huntington Potter, PhD, points to one event that was especially...
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Global wind energy to shift southward in years to come

Global wind energy to shift southward in years to come

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south,...
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AIDS Clinical Trials Unit celebrates 25 years of progress

AIDS Clinical Trials Unit celebrates 25 years of progress

Diagnosed in 1991, David Dillon was sure his HIV-positive test was a death sentence. He’d watched friends die, struggling on the only drugs available at the...
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Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers

Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers

CU on the Air examines the many facets and concerns of aging with Sara Honn Qualls, professor of psychology, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies and...
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Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

With their brains, sleep patterns and even eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of...
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What happens when pot becomes legal?

What happens when pot becomes legal?

Does legalizing recreational marijuana in a state lead its residents to use it, or other substances, more? How does legalization impact careers, family life...
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Better than Babel

Better than Babel

Like millions of Americans before him and after, Samuel Boyd took high school Spanish.
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Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

If so, how do you feel about it? If you feel unsettled, what would make you feel better? What’s legal and what’s not in the age of big-data research? And even...
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Collaboration a constant for state’s premier research universities
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Collaboration a constant for state’s premier research universities

CU President Bruce Benson, CSU President Tony Frank and moderator Molly Hughes at the Aug. 30 Denver Post Education Forum in downtown Denver. The competition...
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Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into two years of darkness

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into two years of darkness

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into...
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Creosote Bush

Creosote bush could treat Giardia and 'brain-eating' amoeba infections

Compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic properties against two deadly parasites...
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CU tops $1 billion in sponsored research funding

The University of Colorado achieved a record level of research funding in the 2016-17 fiscal year, with faculty meriting $1.034 billion in federal, state and...

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