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As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

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Cheap natural gas prices and the increasing availability of wind energy are pummeling the coal industry more than regulation, according to a new economic analysis from CU Boulder and North Carolina State University.
Researchers have discovered a powerful new plated metal combination that superconducts at easily attained temperatures—paving the road for the next critical steps in the development of cutting-edge supercomputers.
Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research.
A new, first-of-its-kind study suggests that legal market cannabis strains may have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect while intoxicating users less and having less potential for abuse. 
A novel antioxidant studied by University of Colorado Boulder researchers targets mitochondria to reverse vascular aging.
Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder.
A new study indicates that when people consume a natural dietary supplement called nicotinomide riboside (NR) daily, it mimics caloric restriction, which can fend off physiological signs of aging.
The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets—including deleted ones—in the name of science. 
CU Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain.
Philip DiStefano, chancellor of the University of Colorado Boulder, said "It’s up to America’s universities, as models of innovation, to make higher education accessible and affordable as an investment in the nation’s future," in this opinion piece published by University Business.