San Diego State University

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. It is the third-oldest university in the California State University system, and one of the oldest universities in California. SDSU has a student body of approximately 29,256 (as of the beginning of the Fall 2009 academic year) and an alumni base of more than 200,000. San Diego State University received nearly 60,000 undergraduate applications for the 2011 Fall semester. The school accepted 14,480 high school seniors and 2,748 transfers with an acceptance rate of 28.7% for the 2011 academic year.

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5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California, United States of America 92182
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Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue

When you look at a picture of a mug, the neurons that store your memory of what a mug is begin firing. But it's not a pinpoint process; a host of neurons that code for related ideas and items—bowl, coffee, spoon, plate, ...

Jun 19, 2017
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The Charlie Sheen effect on HIV testing

On November 17, 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV-positive on NBC's Today Show. How might such celebrity announcements affect public health in the population at large? That's a question scientists and ...

May 18, 2017
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Smoking out sources of in-home air pollution

An ambitious study led by San Diego State University researchers has investigated various factors that contribute to air pollution inside the house. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke emerged as a major source of airborne ...

May 17, 2017
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Boosting your own defenses against heart disease

A protein found in the heart that is known to be involved in cellular stress responses in cancer cells is now believed to play a critical role in the ability of cardiac cells to combat heart disease and recover from a heart ...

Mar 06, 2017
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The shifting rationales for vaping

A new study harnesses social media data to explore—in their own words—the reasons people use e-cigarettes and why they started vaping in the first place. Nearly half of people say they began vaping in an effort to quit ...

Mar 01, 2017
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Is gun violence a public health issue?

The national debate surrounding firearms violence is a fiercely contentious political topic that pits policymakers against one another and rarely sees compromise. Hala Madanat wants to change that. The San Diego State University ...

Feb 01, 2017
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Diagnosing fetal alcohol disorder more easily

Early-childhood clinicians such as pediatricians and child psychologists are often the first to raise the alarm for families with children who exhibit developmental disorders, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). ...

Oct 17, 2016
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