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SpongeBob Is Not Why Your Child Likes Junk Food, New Study Shows

Parents and lawmakers looking to cartoon characters as a reason children choose cookies over carrots may be looking in the wrong direction, according to a new report from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and Colorado State University’s...
25-Mar-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Age-related shifts in gut bacteria drive heart disease

Age-related changes in our gut bacteria play a key role in making arteries stiff, degrading blood vessels and boosting risk of heart attack and stroke as we get older, according to a new, first-of-its kind study.
20-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

5-Minute Workout Improves Heart Health, May Boost Brain Function and Sports Performance

A novel breathing exercise called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) has been shown to improve blood pressure as much as exercise and more than some drugs. Now researchers are studying its impact on brain health and fitness.
11-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Paleontologists discover northernmost marsupial known to science

Tiny, opossum-like animal lived alongside dinosaurs in Alaska's polar forests roughly 69 million years ago and faced months of winter darkness.
18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Spinal Cord Injuries Throw Body Clocks Off Schedule, New Study Shows

Following a spinal cord injury, the body’s internal clocks fall out of sync, impacting temperature, hormones and immunity, according to new research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The findings could lead to “chronotherapies” to...
12-Dec-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Your Brain on Imagination: It Looks a Lot Like Your Brain on Reality

A new brain imaging study shows that when we imagine something we fear, it stimulates similar neural pathways as when we experience it. The findings suggest imagination can be a powerful therapeutic tool for helping people get over phobias or post...
12-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Student constructs gender-inclusive Hebrew language rules

Lior Gross and Jewish Studies instructor Eyal Rivlin publicly launched their new gender-inclusive Hebrew language—the Nonbinary Hebrew Project—in late October.  
12-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taking the measure of an asteroid

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.
4-Dec-2018 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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