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Gene controlling skin stem-cell self-renewal is found

A University of Colorado Boulder research team, in collaboration with a researcher at the CU School of Medicine, has discovered how skin stem cells know when to stop dividing.

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Crime rates unaffected by Ferguson effect’

A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown. But the research does show the overall rate of robberies across the country has increased, as has the murder rate in certain cities.

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Ancient extinction of giant bird points to humans

The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago — in this case a 500-pound bird — has been discovered by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team.

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Have a crime to solve? Profs pen a book to help

Two longtime University of Colorado Boulder professors who have been using their expertise for decades to help solve crimes, often murder, have teamed up on a new forensic plant science book expected to aid investigators around the world.

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Trust in adults affects children’s willingness to delay gratification

A child’s perception of an adult’s trustworthiness can affect his or her willingness to resist a small, immediately available reward in order to obtain a larger reward later, a new University of Colorado Boulder study has discovered.

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Free screening of 'Trumbo' honors blacklisted alum

Hollywood work highlights work of namesake of CU-Boulder’s Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court, a hub of free speech named for the First Amendment hero   By Eric Gershon The man from hollywood minced no words. “Your job is to ask questions and mine is to answer them,” screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (A&S ex’28) lectured a congressional interrogator from the […]

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