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Stress, PTSD, fracking, Wildlife Conservation, oil and gas drilling

Industrial Noise Pollution Causes Chronic Stress, Reproductive Problems in Birds

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A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that blue birds nesting near noisy oil and gas operations have hormonal changes similar to people with PTSD, smaller nestlings and fewer eggs that hatch

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Robotics

Soft, Self-Healing Devices Mimic Biological Muscles, Point to Next Generation of Human-Like Robotics

A new class of soft, electrically activated devices is capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles. These devices, which can be constructed from a wide range of low-cost materials, are able to self-sense their movements and self-heal from electrical damage, representing a major advance in soft robotics.

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Metabolism, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Cardiometabolic Risk, Carbohydrate

Are You Metabolically Flexible? Your New Year’s Resolutions May Depend on It

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method for assessing mitochondrial function and a 'metabolic rehab' program to improve it

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alk lung cancer, brain metastases, chad rusthoven, egfr+ lung cancer, lung cancer, radiosurgery, radiosurgery brain, tyler robin, university of colorado cancer center, whole-brain radiation

Radiosurgery vs. Whole-Brain Radiation in Lung Cancer Patients with Multiple Brain Metastases

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University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that radiosurgery may effectively treat brain metastases associated with certain types of lung cancer, even when the number of metastases exceeds established norms.

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Net Neutrality, Internet, FCC

Expert: In Absence of Net Neutrality, Community-Owned Networks Could Be an Answer

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cancer genetics, dara aisner, LCMC, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium, lung cancer targeted treatment, university of colorado cancer center

Even Smokers May Benefit From Targeted Lung Cancer Treatments

When a targetable genetic alteration is present, matching the alteration with the appropriate targeted therapy is associated with a survival benefit of 1.5 years, regardless of smoking history.

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Pregnant Women, Children, Asthmatics All Vulnerable to California Wildfire Smoke, Says CU Boulder Expert

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When a Celebrity Dies, Social Media Gets Toxic, New Study Shows

A study of 7,000 Facebook comments found that even in the wake of a death, people are remarkably mean to each other online. A few technological fixes could improve things, researchers say.

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TSIS University Colorado

Solar Instruments, Experiments Headed for International Space Station

A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet’s climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Hurricane, Flood, Climate sciencc

North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain

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Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate







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