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We are one of the top 100 public research universities in the nation, and growing each year. We see research as a way to engage our students in education and a way to better the world. Our researchers are educators, scholars, humanitarians, scientists, creatives, and students. We work here in San Diego and throughout five of the continents.
Why do we get that sinking feeling in our stomach when we are nervous? Chemistry professor Erica Forsberg is attempting to answer this question by analyzing how the bacteria in our guts communicate with our brains.
A study found the bacteria present near coral reefs ebb and flow throughout the day, changes that are synchronized across reefs separated by hundreds of miles.
Researchers discovered that a hybrid material can be used as an inexpensive and ultra efficient catalyst to spur the chemical reactions necessary to make pharmaceutical drugs.
Helping the Human Heart
Unlike some parts of the human body, the heart does not heal if damaged. But a drug therapy in development here at SDSU might boost the heart’s natural defense against damage, decrease mortality and enhance the quality of life for people who have suffered a heart attack.
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