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Leveraging tech for meaningful work

Employers who use technological advancement to reshape workers’ jobs can help improve patient care while improving the work experience of frontline health care workers, Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin argues in a peer-reviewed commentary.

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In the virtual front row, Cornell students saw COP26 unfold

During the COP26 climate change conference, 45 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students plugged in from Ithaca to hear international negotiations first-hand and environmental history.

New cell database paints fuller picture of muscle repair

A single-cell transcriptomic dataset of mouse skeletal muscle established by Cornell Engineers has become a powerful tool for biological discovery.

Food scientists create zinc index for human body

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.

Janitorial culture of abuse documented by Worker Institute

The research finds peer education, boosting workers’ leadership skills and cultivating relationships of trust while confronting sexual harassment can shift workplace culture.

Surgical technique may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation

The simple technique was associated with a 56% reduction in irregular heart rhythm that can lead to stroke, with no added risks, according to a Weill Cornell Medicine study.

Hochul names Cornellians to NYS climate assessment project

Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.

Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking

New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.

Cannabis use disorder during pregnancy on the rise

As more states legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, its use during pregnancy is increasing – along with the potential for abuse or dependence.