Posts

Showing posts with the label Cornell Chronicle

Cornell climate center at front line of drought response

For 35 years, the Northeast Regional Climate Center, housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been helping farmers and policymakers adapt to the weather.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qdMHOs
via IFTTT

Seniors to dish out 'Big Red, White Biden' at Convocation

To honor former Vice President Joe Biden when he gives the Convocation address May 27, the Cornell senior class will offer him ice cream and a spoon. Here's the scoop: It's named Big Red, White Biden.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2q7ODfs
via IFTTT

Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

In Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2rd3rts
via IFTTT

Initiative will connect research across NYC, Ithaca campuses

A new initiative on academic integration will connect research across Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and the Ithaca campus. Dr. Gary Koretzky will lead the effort, which will tie together investigation and discovery.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qS5P5T
via IFTTT

Historian's book traces rise of mass jailing, inequality

In Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2rancBy
via IFTTT

Female STEM leaders more likely to back policies aiding women

A national study of higher ed administrators has found that female department chairs, deans and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qOvUmb
via IFTTT

Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'

Support for the existing health care law is significantly higher in U.S. opinion polls when the survey question explicitly mentions repeal or repeal or replace as an option, according to Cornell researchers.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qHmqdQ
via IFTTT

Extension, NYS apple growers partner on innovation

Concerns about the banning of a plant-thinning chemical prompted New York apple producers, CCE educators and Cornell researchers to study a mechanical blossom-thinning alternative to carbaryl.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2q4iSyO
via IFTTT

David Lodge's contributions part of Arctic species plan

On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the Atkinson Center's David Lodge.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qX1sct
via IFTTT

Biochemist Peter Hinkle dies at 76

Peter C. Hinkle, Cornell professor emeritus of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, died May 12 in Ithaca of pancreatic cancer. He was 76.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2pXVHqL
via IFTTT

Student launches multidisciplinary food blog

Hannah Cai ‘19 is on a mission to encourage you to get to know your food. The nutritional sciences major launched Food For Thought, a blog on cooking, sustainability and human well-being.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2rvAzJN
via IFTTT

Weill Cornell team creates breakthrough on blood disorders

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells that line blood vessels.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qxoFB4
via IFTTT

A century of agriculture research goes online

A rich trove of once-hidden Cornell agricultural research from journals and other serial publications is now available to the public.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qx5WFO
via IFTTT

Startup wields natural bacterium to improve health of livestock

Bactana Animal Health, a new company providing a natural, sustainable alternative to dosing livestock prophylactically with antibiotics and hormones, joined Cornell’s McGovern Center in May.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2pMfNIp
via IFTTT

Arctic countries adopt David Lodge's invasive species plan

On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the Atkinson Center's David Lodge.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2rrhBUy
via IFTTT

Who is 'too fat'? That all depends on race, gender, generation

A person's gender, race and generation matter a lot for whether they are judged as “thin enough” or “too fat. “It looks like obesity is in the eye of the beholder,” said Vida Maralani, associate professor of sociology.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2pLp6bA
via IFTTT

Report: coordinate efforts to ensure food, nutrition security

A national commission that included leaders from CALS announced May 16 a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve food and nutrition security challenges that pose humanitarian, environmental and national security risks.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2pUdMpH
via IFTTT

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam and effectively increasing its bandwidth.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qwcZfQ
via IFTTT

'Bookmarks' on stem cell genes preserve cell identity

Stem cells preserve their identities after cell division by using a series of protein bookmarks on their genes, according to new research published by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2rolVDR
via IFTTT

Researchers ID drug that blocks some blood cancers

A compound identified by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists inhibits the growth of a rare blood cancer found in people with HIV-AIDS.

from Science, Tech and Medicine http://ift.tt/2qOmsSs
via IFTTT