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May 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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March 10, 2016
Did our hands evolve for use as weapons? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Carrier explains how the evolution of our hands led to the fist being an effective form of protection.
March 9, 2016
Did you get your flu shot this year? In today's Academic Minute, Lancaster University's Derek Gatherer explores the history of influenza and what it may teach us about preventing this disease in the future.
March 8, 2016
Food insecurity is becoming a big issue on college campuses. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin's Sara Goldrick-Rab describes her research on this topic.
March 7, 2016
Inside Higher Ed editors discuss the findings of Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents.
March 7, 2016
Accidents on the slopes and streets lead to broken bones each winter. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Prashant Kumta details a new material that could help the body heal without the use of steel screws or plates.

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