CU researchers find airborne viral diseases survive longer in dry climates like Colorado’s

March 09, 2023 

A recent study conducted by the One Health Institute’s BROADN collaborators at CU Boulder could explain why people are more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections in areas with low humidity. According to the study, Colorado’s dry climate protects airborne particles with a thick, gelatinous shield, allowing them to survive longer in the air than in more humid climates. 

DEI in action: NSF grant makes impactful connections for students in STEM

Dec 08, 2022

Uniquely encompassing this overarching goal in its name, the BROADN project consists of researchers and students from four universities who investigate how microscopic organisms that live in the air can impact human, animal and environmental health.  

CSU team awarded $12.5 million from NSF to study aerobiome

CSU team awarded $12.5 million from NSF to study aerobiome

Aug 16, 2021

The research team will include agricultural biologists, microbiologists, atmospheric scientists and sociologists who will work together to understand how microbial communities impact global health. The project is named BROADN or Biology Integration Institutes: Regional OneHealth Aerobiome Discovery Network.