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Manish A. Shah, a medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, says Hepatitis C, spread by sharing needles, drove elevated rates of liver cirrhosis, or scarring due to damage to the liver, in the 1990s and 2000s. Cirrhosis increases the risk for liver cancer, although it is not clear why.

“They’re frustrated that he didn’t get it,” says Cornell Law School Professor George Hay. “The appeal has to be at the end of the day that he never got the message about why this merger could be anti-competitive. I don’t think they’re going to win, but they have a coherent basis for appeal.”

During the Azolla boom, global temperatures plummeted, suggesting the diminutive fern “played a key role in transitioning Earth from a hot house to the cool place it is today,” says Fay-Wei Li, an adjunct assistant professor of plant biology at CALS.

“The Thai cave case has every possible element of a maximally compelling story,” says Jeff Niederdeppe, professor of communication at CALS. “You’ve got victims who are children. You’ve got heroes — Navy SEALs who are here to explore, saving the day. You also have this slow, daily cliffhanger element to the story.”

Hotel School Associate Professor Alex Susskind cautions restaurants to be careful not to turn off customers who don’t feel comfortable with technology. “Not all apps or systems are created equal. If it doesn't work right – it's useless.”

More than 55 percent of U.S. workers are subject to mandatory arbitration, according to 2018 research by Alexander Colvin, a professor of conflict resolution and associate dean in the ILR School. They're more common at large corporations and at organizations with lower pay levels.

"Democrats realize that, most likely, Trump's nominee will get confirmed, and they're looking for an angle to make the case to voters that this is yet another reason that GOP members of Congress should be voted out," says Law School Professor Josh Chafetz. "Who knows if it will work as campaign rhetoric, but it's not a crazy gambit.”

Bahasa Indonesia was adopted to make communication easier across the vast Indonesian archipelago, but its simplicity has only created new barriers. Malay, according to Emeritus Professor of International Studies Benedict Anderson, was "simple and flexible enough to be rapidly developed into a modern political language."

Op-ed from Amanda Rodewald, CALS professor and director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She says, “Transparency establishes trust and legitimacy and should underlie public decision-making processes. The proposed transparency rule does just the opposite by restricting the ideas and science available to the EPA.”

Though the reasoning for ICE’s establishment had to do with terrorism, the philosophy behind it also represented a change in the U.S. government’s view of immigrants, says María Cristina García, a professor of history at the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Constitution is actually pretty vague about the Senate's role in approving Supreme Court nominees. It just says the Senate will provide “Advice and Consent” to the president on these nominees, says Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz.

This has even greater implications for countries with low trust in government, says Emin Gun Sirer, an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering. “If you look at a government system that is opaque, that’s closed behind doors, versus one where I can inspect what’s going on behind it, it’s an amazing leap forward.”