Research: What happens when we assign human qualities to companies?

New research from the Nolan Hotel School sheds light on the ways people assess organizations.

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Gamers help highlight disparities in algorithm data

Diversity of thought regarding gamers’ opinions of games makes for better algorithms that help audiences around the globe pick the right games, according to new research from Cornell, Xbox and Microsoft Research.

New presidential advisory puts food at the heart of U.S. health policy

An American Heart Association Presidential Advisory, co-authored by Mario Herrero, professor in global development, calls for building on existing research and implementing cross-sector approaches to Food Is Medicine. 

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Gene discovery takes aim at hemp nemesis: powdery mildew

Researchers have discovered a gene in hemp that helps the plant resist powdery mildew, giving the fledgling hemp industry a new tool to combat the prevalent disease.

When needs compete, love trumps thirst

Researchers tracked the brain’s dopamine reward system and found – for the first time ­– this system flexibly retunes toward the most important goal when faced with multiple competing needs. 

Combination therapy promising against ‘cold’ breast cancer tumors

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have found that radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy can control tumors in preclinical models of triple-negative breast cancer, which is typically resistant to immunotherapy alone.

Rachel Dunifon reappointed dean of College of Human Ecology

Rachel Dunifon has been appointed to a second term as the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff announced Sept. 26.

Lake Source Cooling brings sustainability, precision to synchrotron

Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory has tapped into the university’s Lake Source Cooling system, which uses cold water from Cayuga Lake to remove heat from the district chilled water loop that cools most Cornell facilities.

Contagious omicron strain replicates early in infection

New research used engineered mice to compare SARS-COV-2 omicron subvariants, and found one of them, BA.5, was more virulent likely due to its ability to rapidly replicate early during infection.