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ABC News, Oct 8, 2019
How CBD and THC balance each other out in marijuana
Daniele Piomelli, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine who was not involved in the study, said CBD has been long suspected to modulate the effects of THC, but the mechanism has remained unclear. “This study is interesting because it provides at the molecular and synaptic level a mechanism by which CBD can counter THC,” he said.

News 18, Oct. 8, 2019
Here’s Why Dams With Low Slopes Increase Risk of Malaria
According to a study conducted by Solomon Kibret, a researcher from the University of California, Irvine, the number of people living close to (less than 5 km away) large dam reservoirs in sub-Saharan Africa increased from around 14 million to about 19 million between 2000 and 2015. The study further finds that nearly 75 percent of the population stays in areas where there is malaria. During the same 15 year period, the number of large dams increased from 884 to 919 in Africa.

New Orleans City Business, Oct. 8, 2019
Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer
Study co-author Steve Davis of the University of California, Irvine, said the beer research was partly done to drive home the not-that-palatable message that climate change is messing with all sorts of aspects of our daily lives.

Jacobin, Oct. 8, 2019
Modi’s Philosopher
To better understand the man whose thought has come to have such a hold on contemporary Indian politics, I met with Vinayak Chaturvedi, associate professor of history at the University of California Irvine. A scholar of South Asia, Chaturvedi’s first book explored the tension between peasant politics and Indian nationalism on the questions of land and labor in Gujarat. But it is his forthcoming book, an intellectual history of Savarkar, that I was most interested in discussing.

The Evolution, Oct. 1, 2019
Preparing a Traditional University for the 60-Year Curriculum
The concept of the 60-Year Curriculum has been touted as a framework for higher education institutions to face these challenges and is a model for institutions to consider. First developed and espoused by researchers and practitioners at the University of California-Irvine Division of Career Pathways, Harvard Extension School and University of Washington’s Continuum College, the curriculum is meant to be complementary with two, four or six-year degrees. However, it recognizes that these degree timelines are not the end.

Wallet Hub, Oct. 8. 2019
2019’s Greenest Cities in America
“First, municipalities have commitments to promote the public health, safety and welfare, and “going green” interpreted intelligently is using the police power (and the power of finance) to make both the local and larger environments more livable for their and surrounding people,” [said Joseph F.C. DiMento, Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine.]

 

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