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Article ID: 701124

Thinking ‘Follower First’

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Could changing the focus of leadership studies from the leader to the follower produce more substantial gains within the discipline? Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, is looking at the field in a new light.

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Article ID: 701091

Plant genetic resources ensure ag’s future

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

An important part of plant genetic resources is crop wild relatives. These are closely related to crop species but have not been domesticated by humans. This plant genetic materials and those who care for them are vital for human survival.

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Article ID: 701094

Meditation and music may improve memory of those at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

West Virginia University

Kim Innes, an epidemiology professor from the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her team are studying the potential benefits of a simple meditation or music listening practice for improving memory and cognitive functioning, as well as mood, sleep and quality of life in adults with subjective cognitive decline, or SCD.

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26-Sep-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700793

More Persistent Weather Patterns in U.S. Linked to Arctic Warming

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a Rutgers-led study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drought, heat waves, prolonged cold and storms that can cost millions of dollars in damage and disrupt societies and ecosystems, the study says.

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26-Sep-2018 8:15 AM EDT
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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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26-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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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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