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Postdoctoral fellow Valerie Seitz takes a DNA swab of the corpse flower May 26. Were interested to see if there is a difference in the phyllosphere of this plant, Seitz said. Theres a lot of different inner and outer folds both inside and outside the leaf, and there are different plant organs that were interested to see if there are microbial differences between these different organs and if that is potentially contributing to some of the smells that were receiving.

CSU sniffs botanical behemoth Cosmo the corpse flower

Emma Askren, Sports Editor May 26, 2024

Normally, people run from the smell of rotting flesh, but this Memorial Day weekend had an unprecedented number of Fort Collins community members seeking out the smell. With a long line quickly spreading...

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CSU livestock research lab tackles leading health concerns in cattle industry

Paige Gruber, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

Established in August 2022, the Sarah Raabis Lab at Colorado State University is making significant strides to improve animal welfare by focusing on the most pressing issues in the beef and dairy industries...

Se suelen pasar por alto las contribuciones de las mujeres científicas

Se suelen pasar por alto las contribuciones de las mujeres científicas

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter May 6, 2024

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aqui. Traducción de Taylor Lester Según la Oficina de Censo de los Estados Unidos (United States Census Bureau), en 1970, sólo...

Masculinity is societys biggest cult

Masculinity is society’s biggest cult

Dominique Lopez, Opinion Editor May 2, 2024

Editor’s Note: All opinion content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. What makes someone masculine? Is it...

Psychology explains occurrences of alien abductions

Psychology explains occurrences of alien abductions

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

In September 2019, a new internet sensation swept across the nation: Storm Area 51. With the motto, “They can’t stop all of us,” millions of people became obsessed with the idea of discovering secrets...

Study participant Jonna Patton gets ready to walk on a split-belt treadmill March 20. For a few moments, Patton was instructed to hold her arms out and stay still so the sensors could process her resting brain activity before she started to walk.

Patients with MS find help at Sensorimotor Neuroimaging Laboratory

Cait Mckinzie, Staff Photographer April 25, 2024

Any time a human moves, dozens, hundreds, thousands of neurons fire. Every step, every hand gesture, every blink, nerves carry impulses from the brain, through the body and back. At Colorado State...

Biologists enlist climbers in bat conservation effort

Biologists enlist climbers in bat conservation effort

Katie Fisher, Staff Reporter April 25, 2024

Many may think of bats as bloodthirsty creatures, conjuring up popular culture images of vampires and Dracula. But the stereotype couldn't be further from the truth, as one group at Colorado State University...

Maggie ORiley sits in the Colorado State University Behavioral Sciences Building Feb. 1.

Not a fix-all: Counselors discuss options amid ADHD medication shortage

Abigail Weaver, Guest Reporter April 25, 2024

When Maggie O’Riley, a senior English education major at Colorado State University, sits down at a cafe table, she brings a carbonated drink, pink Beats headphones and a phone in a rainbow unicorn case....

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Virtual reality technology pioneered by CSU spans internationally

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

Colorado State University is renowned for its cutting-edge research in veterinary medicine as well as its highly regarded chemistry department. Now, CSU is also making a name for itself in the field of...

Is ketamine the Rocky Mountain miracle for mental health?

Is ketamine the Rocky Mountain miracle for mental health?

Caden Proulx, Print Director April 17, 2024

Turns out a Rocky Mountain high might be just what the doctor ordered. Ketamine-assisted therapy has surged in popularity since the Food and Drug Administration's 2019 approval of esketamine, which...

Cornfield grasshopper (Sphenarium purpurascens) product.

CSU researchers, Entomology Club explore entomophagy — eating bugs

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor April 11, 2024

Eating insects is more commonly associated with schoolyard dares than fine cuisine. Despite the squeamishness concerning insects in the U.S., they are a popular source of nutrients globally.  In an...

A rye loaf, rosemary sourdough loaf and baguette are shown stacked on top of each other April 8. The Bread Chic, a Fort Collins bakery, offers freshly baked pastries and bread every day of the week.

Sourdough bread is beneficial for gut health, immune system

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many new trends like TikTok challenges, playing Among Us and binge-watching shows like “The White Lotus.” However, if dancing and gaming are not your forte, you...

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