Study shows link between mitochondrial DNA and autism

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have confirmed a genetic link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed on from the mother, and some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research suggested a link between mitochondrial functional defects and ASD, but those studies included small sample sizes and could not verify whether the cause […]

School lunch subsidy could boost local farms, economies

ITHACA, N.Y. – If New York state lawmakers were to provide a subsidy of 5 cents per school lunch just one day per week for the purchase of local fruits and vegetables, it would likely provide a financial boost for New York farmers and local economies. The finding is according to a recent report, “The […]

Cornell nutrition division partners with World Health Organization

ITHACA, N.Y. – The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences a collaborating center, establishing the division as a research and training partner in WHO’s public health and nutrition policies. The partnership formalizes and deepens Cornell’s current collaboration with WHO in nutrition policy and guidance, said Patrick Stover, the division’s director […]