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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...

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...

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...

Overlooked woman scientist revealed climate breakthrough in 1856

Overlooked woman scientist revealed climate breakthrough in 1856

Lizzy Rylance, Staff Reporter March 27, 2024

In 1856, a woman named Eunice Newton Foote became the first person to demonstrate the greenhouse gas effect, a foundational discovery in the understanding of climate science. Despite her groundbreaking...

Theory of epigenetic trauma explores impact of historical racism

Theory of epigenetic trauma explores impact of historical racism

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter March 26, 2024

Trauma scars leave an eternal mark that goes beyond superficial traits. For African Americans, historical racism profoundly shapes the health of future generations. The theory of epigenetic trauma proposes...

Flowers in the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden Aug. 22, 2023.

CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden is nature’s laboratory

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

Why wait for rain to see a rainbow when the Annual Flower Trial Garden blooms right by the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University? This bright outdoor space serves as more than...

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Island scrub jays are ‘serious homebodies,’ research finds

Lizzy Rylance, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

About two hours off the coast of California lies a small island nearly twice the size of Fort Collins. This island is home to an ecological curiosity: a brightly colored bird called the island scrub jay,...

Woman, nonbinary psychologists break barriers in research

Woman, nonbinary psychologists break barriers in research

Caden Proulx, Print Director February 28, 2024

Many nonbinary and woman psychologists have been breaking the glass ceiling in mental health research for the past couple of years. Covering topics from women's and LGBTQIA+ issues to highly sensitive...

Spanking, corporal punishment found to be ineffective, damaging

Spanking, corporal punishment found to be ineffective, damaging

Caden Proulx, Print Director February 22, 2024

One of the most controversial areas of debate in parenting is whether or not to use spanking, a form of corporal punishment. While past researchers couldn’t come to a definitive answer, there is now...

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