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Do Marijuana Compounds Really Reduce Pain? SU Researcher Conducts First-ever Review of Studies

Most Central New Yorkers might consider it common knowledge that compounds derived from marijuana, called cannabinoids, are effective at reducing or relieving pain. But a first-of-its kind systematic review by Syracuse University of existing research on that notion might change the perception of how the drugs work. Martin DeVita is a doctoral candidate in SU’s clinical psychology department. “Our results suggest that cannabinoids affect that emotional component or dimension of pain by...

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Dungey and Orange Rout UConn, Improve to 4-0

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Syracuse took care of business at the Carrier Dome this afternoon, winning 51-21 and moving to 4-0 for the first time since 1991. The Orange certainly didn’t let their upcoming matchup with Clemson hinder their focus.

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The Syracuse Orange (3-0, 1-0) will host the Connecticut Huskies (1-2, 0-1) as it looks to remain unbeaten on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The struggling Huskies are coming off their first win of the season, while the Orange is looking to start its season 4-0 for the first time under three-year head coach Dino Babers.

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The City of Syracuse is focused on increasing the number of trees after suffering a substantial loss of coverage in the Labor Day Storm 20 years ago. The efforts continue to plant trees and get public input in the ReLeaf Syracuse effort to find out where in the city people would like them and also get a complimentary tree planted in their yards. City Arborist Steve Harris says scientific benefits have long proven that urban cities with more tree coverage leads to better human health with improved air quality and assists to moderate urban temperatures.

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Most Central New Yorkers might consider it common knowledge that compounds derived from marijuana, called cannabinoids, are effective at reducing or relieving pain.  But a first-of-its kind systematic review by Syracuse University of existing research on that notion might change the perception of how the drugs work.  Martin DeVita is a doctoral candidate in SU’s clinical psychology department.

Rejection By The King Of Nepal Was Not The End Of The Road

Sep 21, 2018

Kul Chandra Gautam was born in a rural village with no electricity or running water, no doctors and schools. The nearest town with a market was a five-day walk away.

He left home at age 7 to study — and study he did. He was one of the first people in the world to learn English from a Peace Corps volunteer, and his outstanding grades eventually won him a full scholarship to Dartmouth.

But getting there wasn't easy.

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.

The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Republican Marc Molinaro continues his tour across New York calling out Governor Cuomo for ongoing corruption and its impact on state business and eroding public trust.   Molinaro’s visit to Syracuse Thursday came on the same day Cuomo Administration official Joe Percoco was sentenced to six years for accepting bribes from leaders of state contractors. 


City of Syracuse Proposes Using Contractor to Clear Snow From 20 Miles of Sidewalks

Sep 20, 2018
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It won’t be long before the pleasant fall turns to bitter winter, and the City of Syracuse wants to have a plan in place for their sidewalks before the snow begins to pile up.


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Gravitational Waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses, that propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.  If that sounds like a mouthful you'd be right. But don't worry Dr. Marvin Druger is here this week to make sure we all have a better understanding of how gravitational waves work and the origin of their study.

That's this week's Science on the Radio.


North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people.

"We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans."

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