At 10:25 a.m. Thursday, CU Boulder senior Olivia Parsons became the first participant to receive vaccination in a national study aimed at answering a critical question in the fight against COVID-19: Does the Moderna shot prevent people from spreading the virus?
Vaccinating older adults for COVID-19 first will save substantially more U.S. lives than prioritizing other age groups, and the slower the vaccine rollout and more widespread the virus, the more critical it is to bring them to the front of the line.
When students in more than 20 Denver Public Schools return to classrooms for the spring semester, they’ll be coming back to cleaner indoor air, thanks in part to work being done by University of Colorado Boulder environmental engineering researchers.
As scientists around the globe wage war against a novel, deadly virus, one CU Boulder lab is working on new weapons to battle a different microbial threat: a rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which, if left unchecked, could kill an estimated 10 million people annually by 2050.
Researchers at CU Boulder set up an anonymous observational network to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus as part of an effort to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.