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Cornell, Sloan Kettering Partner in $10M Cancer Center

Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engineers, biologists and physicians to develop and...
29-Sep-2015 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Overweight Health Bloggers Perceived to Be Less Reliable


A blogger’s weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a Cornell study published online and in a forthcoming print issue of the journal Health Communication.
24-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Saving Oysters by Digging Up Their Past

Restoring oyster reefs is not an easy task, but by digging deep and examining centuries-old reefs, marine restoration professionals may stand a better chance at bringing oysters back, said a new Cornell University and Paleontological Research...
1-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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