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Boyce Thompson-developed oral plant vaccine receiving first human trials for hepatitis B at Roswell Park

The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc., an affiliate of Cornell University, announced that clinical trials will begin today (July 7) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., to test the safety and immunogenicity of the world's first potential oral vaccine against the hepatitis B virus.

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Chemicals in fruits and vegetables protect lung function, but differently for smokers and nonsmokers, Cornell study finds

Now add one more reason to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Their antioxidants seem to help protect lung function and may help prevent asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to a new study.

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Cornell scientists help develop the Vegetarian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell University and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts in unveiling an official Vegetarian Diet Pyramid. (Jan. 7, 1998)

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Salmonellosis (Public Health Concerns for the Farm Family and Staff)

Two fact sheets about salmonellosis. What is salmonellosis? How is it spread? Conditions under which salmonella survive in the environment? What are the symptoms of salmonella infection in humans?

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Representatives from around the world forge alliance that plans to improve our diets and the food we eat

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Representatives from a dozen agricultural universities and research facilities from around the world finished a three-day meeting April 11 at Cornell University to hammer out details on an alliance to improve diets worldwide. If a memorandum of understanding is signed between all the institutions within the next few months, the alliance could begin assembling agricultural demonstration projects that show how food systems could be improved -- a long-term boon to the food supply and the diets of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. An agreement also would begin the process of upgrading food-systems infrastructures and training within developing countries.

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Eating less meat may help reduce osteoporosis risk, studies show

Want to reduce the risk of osteoporosis? Eat less meat, Cornell researchers say. In fact, they say, reducing the amount of meat in the diet may do more to reduce the risk of osteoporosis than increasing calcium intake.

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Cornell's Home Study Program is renamed Distance Education Program

The Cornell University Home Study Program is changing its name to the Cornell University Food Industry Management Distance Education Program, said George S. Hayward, director of the program.

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Chair-mounted split keyboard helps reduce typing risks

Although expensive and complicated to adjust, a split keyboard mounted onto the arms of a worker's chair can help reduce a typist's risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other cumulative trauma disorders, according to a new Cornell study.

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Cornell scientists help to develop Asian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts to unveil an official Asian Diet Pyramid. (January 1996)