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Article ID: 701120

CSUMB and Regional Community Colleges form Pathways Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Cabrillo College, Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College have formed the Monterey Bay College Pathways Partnership (MBCPP), a partnership aimed at improving time to degree and degree completion rates for inter-institutional transfer students in the Monterey Bay region.

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Article ID: 701063

Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that if it clears phase III clinical trials, psilocybin should be re-categorized from a schedule I drug—one with no known medical potential—to a schedule IV drug such as prescription sleep aids, but with tighter control.

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Article ID: 701123

Basu receives NSF funding to make 3D-printed parts more structurally sound

Penn State College of Engineering

Saurabh Basu, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, is working on making additive components more reliable thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Article ID: 701105

Researchers Explore How Being Male or Female Affects Our Hearts, Kidneys and Waistlines

American Physiological Society (APS)

A person’s biological sex can be a defining factor in how well—or how poorly—they respond to disease, therapy and recovery. Experts at the forefront of sex-specific research will convene next week at the sixth APS conference on sex differences in cardiovascular and renal physiology. The Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference will be held September 30–October 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Why That Daily Coffee May Help When You Hurt

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The last thing anyone wants to hear, as National Coffee Day approaches Sept. 29 and stores offer celebratory discounts, is something negative about America’s favorite brew.

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Article ID: 701102

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

North Carolina State University

Sunflower pollen lowers pathogen infection rates and contributes to healthier bumble bee and honey bee colonies.

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Making old antibiotics new again

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder researchers have identified a family of small molecules that turn off defense mechanisms inside bacteria that enable them to resist antibiotics. The compounds could ultimately be given alongside existing medications to rejuvenate them.

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Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children

University of Iowa

A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained in adolescence. Results published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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