Osteoarthritis finding sheds new light on HA injection controversy

ITHACA, N.Y. – A discovery by Cornell University bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis that has divided the medical community over its effectiveness. Injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) are a common treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee – a condition that affects 27 million Americans […]

Men eat to excess when they need to impress

Media note: A short video explaining the research, as well as an informational graphic and additional details about this research can be found at, http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/OP/eating_to_impress ITHACA, N.Y. – Men have a reputation of doing just about anything to show off in front of women, no matter how seemingly absurd. That effort to impress apparently extends […]

Private hospital rooms cut infection, offset building costs

Media note: You can download the full study “Do Cost Savings from Reductions in Nosocomial Infections Justify Additional Costs of Single-Bed Rooms in Intensive Care Units? A Simulation Case Study,” here. ITHACA, N.Y. In the war against infections, constructing single-patient rooms – rather than sick-bay style, multi-patient rooms – reduces hospital-acquired infections among patients. A […]

Cornell engineers develop “killer cells” to destroy cancer in lymph nodes

Media Note: Video clips describing the research as well as b-roll are available on YouTube. The full study, videos and still images can downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/King ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed “super natural killer cells” – that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only […]

Sweet news for soda and coffee drinkers, stevia less bitter than before

ITHACA, N.Y. – Good news for consumers with a sweet tooth. Cornell food scientists have reduced the sweetener stevia’s bitter aftertaste by physical – rather than chemical – means, as noted in the Volume 197, Part A issue of the journal Food Chemistry. Cornell professor of food process engineering, Syed Rizvi, co-authored the research “Controlling […]

Cornell, Environmental Defense Fund partner on environmental projects

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced four new research projects addressing pressing health and environmental issues Nov. 9. The projects mark the official launch of a new partnership between the two institutions made possible by a $1.7 million grant from Cornell alumnus and private […]

Cornell study suggests soda, junk food not why we’re fat

Media note: A short video explaining the research, as well as an informational graphic and additional details about this research can be found at, http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/OP/fast_food_science   ITHACA, N.Y. — Indulgences like sodas and junk foods have long been blamed as the prime culprits responsible for worrying obesity trends across the United States. But a new analysis […]

Vice President Joel Malina on today’s Project Veritas video

Joel M. Malina, Vice President for University Relations, issued the following statement: “The Project Veritas video released today would have you believe an employee was helping a student make a political statement by denigrating the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the video shows a “reporter” misrepresent herself as a student with a mental health crisis. Under […]

Largest Velvets archive collection now underground at Cornell library

ITHACA, N.Y. – At a formal dinner for the New York Society for Clinical Psychiatry almost 50 years ago, black-tie clad psychiatrists were astonished by a musical act called The Velvet Underground and their brand-new singer, Nico. Today, rare photographs of this event – along with a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind Velvet Underground posters and […]

Cornell nano lab opens doors to public for first time to spark innovations in energy, medicine, tech

ITHACA, N.Y. – A nanomaterials research laboratory inside Cornell University’s Kimball Hall is opening its doors to the public for the first time, expecting to draw interest from students, researchers and companies looking to gain access to its state-of-the-art equipment and spark innovations in energy, medicine and technology. The unique opportunity comes with the expiration […]