Students to design an app showing region’s Underground Railroad

ITHACA, N.Y. – Hiking the Cascadilla Gorge trail, the 25 students in this semester’s Underground Railroad seminar stopped at a bridge halfway down to talk about why water routes were important to escaping slaves. “Water would help them to know what direction they were heading, it would hide their scent if they were being followed […]

$2.3M grant funds app creation to diagnose diseases

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas’ disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will […]

New tech lets cholesterol-tracking smartphone users take lifesaving selfies

Media note: Video, still images and the research paper are available here. ITHACA, N.Y. – With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. Forget those clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell engineers have created […]