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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)