Yoga class

Want to benefit from yoga? Stick with it

Nov. 17, 2023

CU Boulder research associate Charleen Gust demonstrates that the physical and psychological benefits of yoga last longer with consistent practice.

Damage in Gaza

When it comes to Israel-Hamas war videos, don’t always trust what you see

Nov. 17, 2023

People are increasingly turning to videos on TikTok, Instagram and other social media to stay up to date on the Israel-Hamas war. But media studies expert Sandra Ristovska gives her take, warning you can’t always trust what you see, and sharing without confirming can be dangerous.

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Melatonin use soars among children, with unknown risks

Nov. 13, 2023

Nearly one in five school-aged children and preteens now take melatonin for sleep, and some parents routinely give the hormone to preschoolers, according to new CU Boulder research.

Christian Meyer holds up a pipette

Scientists develop faster, cheaper way to count microbes, discover new antibiotics

Nov. 8, 2023

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new way of counting microorganisms that works 36 times faster than conventional methods, cuts plastic use more than 15-fold and substantially decreases the cost and carbon footprint of biomedical research. It could accelerate the discovery of new antibiotics.

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How a dirty litter box could slow you down as you age

Nov. 6, 2023

Some people infected with the common, cat-borne parasite Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be frail as they get older, new research shows.

Pegboard with 25 holes and small, keyhole-shaped metal pegs

Your brain remembers what your fingers used to do

Nov. 3, 2023

New CU Boulder research demonstrates that, with practice, older adults can regain manual dexterity that may have seemed lost.

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Social media is a lot like junk food. Here’s how to make healthy choices

Nov. 1, 2023

In the wake of a historic lawsuit filed against the social media giant Meta by more than 30 states, the ATLAS Institute’s Annie Margaret shares her take on how apps like Facebook and Instagram are affecting the mental health of young people. It’s not too late, she says, for people of all ages to build a healthier relationship with their smartphones.

Pastoralist in Tibet

‘Choosing’ to leave high-altitude Tibetan homes?

Oct. 25, 2023

Recent research by CU Boulder geographer Emily Yeh studies the difference between consent and coercion in the “voluntary” resettlement of pastoralists in Tibet’s Nagchu region.

Prison bars

鶹Ժ vulnerable to natural disasters but may be ill-prepared

Oct. 24, 2023

Seventy-five percent of incarceration facilities in the state are vulnerable to wildfires, extreme heat, floods or landslides, and many are ill-equipped to handle them, new research suggests.

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Harsh workplace climate is pushing women out of academia

Oct. 20, 2023

In the largest-ever review of faculty retention in the U.S., CU Boulder researchers reveal how harassment, a sense of not belonging and other factors contribute to a lack of gender diversity among senior faculty.