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NYC-based mobile lab brings studies to under-represented groups

A New York City-based mobile communication lab is enabling researchers to diversify their pool of study participants to include those rarely surveyed and hardest hit by society’s problems.
23-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NYS homes

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how...
23-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New tool gives deeper understanding of glioblastoma

Researchers in the lab of Charles Danko at the Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a new tool to study genetic “switches” active in glioblastoma tumors that drive growth of the cancer. In a new paper in Nature Genetics, they...
22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at Work

Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these patterns and improve productivity, Cornell...
18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Marker May Help Target Treatments for Crohn’s Patients

Crohn’s disease (CD), a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, has emerged as a global disease, with rates steadily increasing over the last 50 years. Experts have long suspected that CD likely represents a collection of related...
15-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating with Your Eyes: Virtual Reality Can Alter Taste

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by...
15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

For the first time, a Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay within a “Goldilocks zone,” where 25 to 55 percent of the surrounding area...
15-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physics Model Finds That SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ Votes Are Non-Partisan

Eddie Lee, doctoral student in physics at Cornell University, applied a statistical physics model to a “Super Court” of 36 Supreme Court justices and 24 nine-member courts from 1946 to 2016 and found was that consensus dominates the court, and...
11-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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