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Olivier Elemento, director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, pens this op-ed about a regulatory decision due Wednesday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that “could undermine the care delivered to the more than 1.6 million Americans who are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss, author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, comments on the angry backlash from Chinese netizens against companies that make political missteps in the country.

School of Hotel Administration professor Christopher Anderson says Aribnb is trying to figure out how to grow at the same levels that investors expect. "That comes down to more breadth of inventory," Anderson says.

Kevin Gaines, professor of Africana studies, discusses the parallels between youth marching for gun control today and youth who marched for civil rights in 1964.

Todd Cowen, faculty director for energy at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, says large events like the Olympics face a challenge when trying to be sustainable because they require people to fly in from around the world. Jennifer Minner, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says Olympic cities often produce facilities for use only for the time of the Olympics and which are later left in disuse.

This feature of Cornell Tech quotes the dean of the school Daniel Huttenlocher, and head of the school's Startup Studio David Tisch. Huttenlocher explains the mission of Cornell Tech while Tisch discusses the hands-on Studio curriculum.

Chris Mason, a biomedical researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine, found that space travel can cause unique gene mutations in the body.

“The current La Niña and long-term trends are tipping the outlooks to favor above-normal temps for March and spring for part of the Northeast,” said Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

Rachel Lustgarten, clinical dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine, suggests blueberries and Babybel cheese as an easy snack that is ideal for work.

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Dr. Chris Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine, says "high touch" surfaces like door handles, the kitchen sink, and elevator buttons are where one might find the most microbes and influenza.

Research by Vivian Zayas, director of the personality, attachment, and control lab, shows that the impressions we form of others’ personalities from photographs line up with the way we later judge them in person, at least initially.

Martin Wiedmann, professor of food safety comments on, a website that allows users to post reports of food poisoning.