The key to reducing pain in surgery may already be in your hand

Imagine a hand-held electronic device – accessible, portable and nearly universal – that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less powerful and potentially risky medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one. According to new research from a team […]

Academic pioneer: Fake online reviews no joke in the information age

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 24, 2013 Academic pioneer: Fake online reviews no joke in the information age Jeff Hancock, professor of communications and information science at Cornell University, is the co-author of one of the leading academic studies of deception in online reviews and has developed computer software that can detect fake online […]

Creepy credit – using social media to screen customers

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Creepy credit – using social media to screen customers  Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 Jeff Hancock, social media expert and associate professor of communication and information science at Cornell, comments about financial institutions using social media to determine consumer creditworthiness. Hancock says: “It reminds me of one of my favorite books: […]