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A daily glass of red wine may help prevent tooth decay. A study by researchers at Cornell and the University of Rochester shows that pomace, found in red wine, renders bacteria harmless. The work could lead to a new kind of mouthwash.
More than a third of women use extreme weight-loss measures leading up to their weddings, finds nutrition professor Lori Neighbors, PhD '07. The study will be published in Appetite.
Plant geneticists at Cornell and the University of Illinois have identified variants in maize that could triple vitamin A levels. The work could help create new maize varieties for sub-Saharan Africa, where children are often vitamin A deficient.
Chemists and engineers have developed a process that could lead to more efficient fuel and solar cells. The method, described in Nature Materials, is called CASH (combined assembly by soft and hard chemistries).
Black holes may be more rare than previously believed, say Arecibo Observatory astronomers. The researchers have redefined the point at which massive neutron stars turn into black holes.
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These Cornellians in the News
, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Chemical Ecology, winner of the Carty Award for the Advancement of Science from the National Academy of Sciences, for his "pathbreaking studies" in the field.
, winner of the Council of the Great City Schools' Green Award, the nation's highest honor for a school board member, for her work as the chair of the Boston School Committee.
, former deputy executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, appointed first president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
, novelist and professor of English, winner of a $50,000 fellowship for artistic excellence from United States Artists.
, Goldwin Smith Professor of Music, elected to honorary membership in the American Musicological Society.
, appointed to India's Thirteenth Finance Commission, a position that holds the rank of minister. She's the first woman in Indian history named to one of the commissions, which are in session for two years.
Professors(Judeo-Islamic studies), (mechanical and aerospace engineering), and (ecology and evolutionary biology), recipients of 2007 Weiss Presidential Fellowships for excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students.