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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

Latest Cornell dot features a new cancer weapon: antibodies

Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering in materials science and engineering at Cornell University, in collaboration with Dr. Michelle Bradbury of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Weill Cornell Medicine, has...
11-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crowd-Sourced Data Wins Protection for Endangered Tricolored Blackbird

Orin Robinson, a fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, conducted research using eBird that provided evidence of endangerment of the California Tricolored Blackbird.
9-Oct-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Education Improves Decision-Making Ability, Study Finds

A new study led by Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, found that education can be leveraged to help enhance an individual’s economic decision-making quality or economic rationality.
5-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cooling Effect of Preindustrial Fires on Climate Underestimated

A new study, “Reassessment of Pre-Industrial Fire Emissions Strongly Affects Anthropogenic Aerosol Forcing,” by a Cornell University postdoctoral researcher, published in August in Nature Communications, finds that emissions from fire activity...
3-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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