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A CU Boulder STEM Blog

Law & Order: Microbiome Unit

Like the infamous Pig-Pen from the Charlie Brown comics, we constantly jettison our skin microbes into the air and onto the surfaces we touch.

Research on caffeine and health suggests it’s all about the timing

Consuming caffeine in adolescence can alter the brain to become more sensitive to addictive drugs in adulthood, according to a study by CU Boulder neuroscientists.

A brief history of science funding (and how you can help!)

How can you make sure scientists develop the next Honeycrisp apple?

Brain Freeze Explained!

What causes this super intense, short-lived pain?

New clues to an age-old question

Why does some of our DNA come only from our mothers, and not from our fathers?

Ten-Hundred Word Challenge Part 3: Worm Sperm and Brain Pain

Aggie Mika writes about fear changing our brains, and Paul Muhlrad writes about tiny worm sperm.

Exercise, Microbiomes, and You

We are a walking ecosystem, and the brain must be considered as a part of that.

Ten-hundred word challenge, part two: Sick bags and muscle parts in the brain

Our writers take a crack at simplifying their research on how immune cells target and kill cancer cells, and why muscle proteins have been found in brain and ear cells.

Science in the 2016 Presidential Election: Room for Improvement

If you’ve been paying attention to recent presidential debates, you’ve noticed that the current election has been a rancorous one.