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Record-Breaking Legal Marijuana Sales in Oregon Surpass $89M

May 26, 2020

April sales of legalized marijuana in Oregon were more than $89 million, NBC affiliate KGW8 reported. Marijuana dispensaries in many states have been deemed “essential” and kept open for business throughout the coronavirus pandemic. How does pot interact with the brain? […]

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Lab Mice Shed Fat and Build Muscle with Gene Therapy

May 22, 2020

Researchers injected genes into mice that caused them to lose weight and gain muscle, Fierce Biotech reported. The treatment may one day help people who are reluctant or unable to exercise to get into better shape. Gene therapy can also treat or cure diseases. […]

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Learn about Space Travel as Space Force Releases Recruitment Video

May 15, 2020

The United States Space Force has released a recruitment video on Twitter. The 11th Combatant Command in the Department of Defense featured a 30-second clip to garner interest from individuals who may wish to enlist. Yet, we have not learned how to pursue interstellar space travel. […]

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Biochemistry Ph.D. Offers Fresh Breakdown of Coronavirus

April 12, 2020

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a biochemistry professor and Great Courses instructor. He teaches at Oregon State University and led our lecture series on biochemistry and molecular biology. His new video offers insights on the coronavirus. […]

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Coronavirus News

Coronavirus, Like Common Cold, Sometimes Includes Loss of Smell, Taste

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus can have a symptom other respiratory infections do—loss of smell and taste, BBC News reported. However, researchers said it’s not common enough to add to a list of key symptoms, nor should those with diminished senses of taste or smell assume they have the coronavirus. Both senses function biochemically. […]

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