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Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors


Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A Cornell study published this month in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue...
26-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Biologist David Lodge Named Director of Atkinson Center

David M. Lodge, the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the first Francis J. DiSalvo Director of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. His appointment will begin in May 2016 as the...
26-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Family Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain ‘Emotional’ Wealth

After hours harvesting forage, managing livestock and milking cows, new Cornell University agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than comparable hired managers, but are...
26-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Berkeley Soda Tax Fizzles Out

The soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – has fizzled at raising retail prices for high-calorie sugary drinks by less than half the amount expected, according to a Cornell...
18-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Scientists Study ‘Peanut-Shaped’ Asteroid Near Earth

A mile-long asteroid that raced past Earth July 25 at about 45,000 miles per hour – at a safe distance of 4.5 million miles – was imaged by radar telescopes so that astronomers like Cornell’s Sean Marshall could discern its precise orbit and...
3-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

News Today Tips the Scales Tomorrow

What’s in the newspaper today can predict how skinny or fat a country’s population will be tomorrow, says new research published in BMC Public Health.
21-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Astronomers Bring a New Hope to Find 'Tatooine' Planets

Sibling suns – made famous in the “Star Wars” scene where Luke Skywalker gazes toward a double sunset – and the planets around them may be more common than we’ve thought, and Cornell University astronomers are presenting new ideas on how...
15-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Is Defeat Sweeter Than Victory? Cornell Researchers Reveal the Science Behind Emotional Eating

Research by Cornell food scientists reveals how a person’s emotional state – particularly in the competitive, wide world of sports – affects the perception of taste. In particular, people in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more...
9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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