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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.
A NASA-funded cube satellite built and operated by CU Boulder researchers will study the inner radiation belt of Earth’s magnetosphere, providing new insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts.
Parents struggling to get their preschoolers to sleep at night could see big results by dimming the lights in the hours before bedtime, researchers say.
Reaching for the hand of a loved one in pain will synchronize your breathing, heart rate, and brainwaves, according to a new study.
Researchers have shed light on a protein called AKT, which is ubiquitous in brain tissue and instrumental in enabling the brain to adapt to new experiences and lay down new memories.
A team of engineering students is designing a whale-scouting drone to help scientists learn about the mysterious language of sperm whales and, in the process, help save the massive mammals from harm and potential extinction.