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Fight Fat with Favorable Feedback, Not Fear

Is it better to tell people about the harms of certain health decisions or about the benefits of positive health related decisions? That depends on who you are talking to, according to recent research by the Cornell Food & Brand Lab. Published in...
29-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Probiotic Helps Treat Diabetes in Rats, Could Lead to Human Remedy


In the study, published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes, the researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90...
27-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

New Computation Method Helps Identify Functional DNA

Striving to unravel and comprehend DNA’s biological significance, Cornell University scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells, according...
21-Jan-2015 1:40 PM EST

Cornell University Works to Help Military Family Service Professionals Across America

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), has been selected to continue and expand its work serving military family service professionals around the world, receiving a Department of Defense/USDA grant that will further its success. Cornell...
20-Jan-2015 3:25 PM EST

Major New Archive From Jewish Babylonian Exile Released

In a major contribution to Biblical and Mesopotamian studies, the first extra-biblical archive from the exiled Judean community in Babylonia in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE has been published, announced David I. Owen, Editor-in-Chief of Cornell...
6-Jan-2015 2:20 PM EST

Instant-Start Computers Possible with New Breakthrough

If data could be encoded without current, it would require much less energy and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. A team at Cornell University has made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature...
18-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Vessel Research Offers New Direction to Study How Cancer Spreads

Researchers have understood very little about how blood and lymphatic vessels form in the mammalian gut – until now. A new Cornell University study reports for the first time how arteries form to supply the looping embryonic gut with blood, and...
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Carbon-Trapping 'Sponges' Can Cut Greenhouse Gases

In the fight against global warming, carbon capture – chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere – is gaining momentum, but standard methods are plagued by toxicity, corrosiveness and inefficiency. Using a bag of...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

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