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Mentors helped him see the possibilities. He took it from there.

In a world where more than ninety-two percent of the world’s population lives below the World Health Organization’s Ambient Air Quality guidelines, Oregon State alumnus Andres Cardenas is searching for answers.

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Pomp, despite the circumstance

CPHHS honors 2020 graduates

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College students use more marijuana in states where it’s legal, but they binge drink less

Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. An Oregon State University study published in Addiction shows that in states where marijuana was legalized by 2018, both occasional and frequent use among college students has continued to rise beyond […]

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Second study finds Oregon college students reporting more marijuana use following legalization

College students at two large public universities in Oregon are reporting more use of marijuana following the drug’s legalization, including among those who are underage, Oregon State University researchers have found.

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Hitting the genetic jackpot

Your environment – including food choices, exercise habits and sun exposure ­– contributes the most when it comes to living to an average age. But it is your genes that determine how likely you are to live to an exceptional age. 

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New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.