Cornell University http://wamc.org en Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network http://wamc.org/post/dr-nathan-spreng-cornell-university-aging-brain-network <p>Breakthroughs in how we understand the human brain's structure and internal communication networks are helping scientists track neurological changes over time.</p><p>Dr. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor at Cornell University's Department of Human Development, is using advancement in neuroimaging to better understand how the brain functions and changes as we age.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86914 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network Dr. Adam Siepel, Cornell University – Similarity in Primate DNA http://wamc.org/post/dr-adam-siepel-cornell-university-similarity-primate-dna <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Adam Siepel of Cornell University explains why humans and chimpanzees are drastically different despite sharing much of the same DNA.</p><p></p><p><br>Adam Siepel is an associate professor of biological statistics and computational biology at Cornell University where his research explores the intersection of statistics, computer science, evolutionary biology, and genomics. His current focus is the development of computational methods for the identification of functional elements in genomes. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California Santa Cruz.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71901 at http://wamc.org Dr. Aaron Sachs, Cornell University – Graveyards and Urban Parks http://wamc.org/post/dr-aaron-sachs-cornell-university-graveyards-and-urban-parks <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Aaron Sachs of Cornell University reveals how many of America’s iconic urban parks had first lives as cemeteries.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 64351 at http://wamc.org Dr. Aaron Sachs, Cornell University – Graveyards and Urban Parks Dr. Ed Baptist, Cornell University – Cotton and the American Economy http://wamc.org/post/dr-ed-baptist-cornell-university-cotton-and-american-economy <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ed Baptist of Cornell University explores the cultural and economic importance of cotton in antebellum America.</p><p></p><p>Ed Baptist as an associate professor of history at Cornell University where his teaching and research interests are focused on the nineteenth-century United States, and particularly, the history of slavery in the South. His work has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57825 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ed Baptist, Cornell University – Cotton and the American Economy Marriage Advice Project Seeks Older Adults http://wamc.org/post/marriage-advice-project-seeks-older-adults <p>On matters of the heart, a Cornell University gerontologist is working on a Marriage Advice Project, seeking the wisdom of older adults to impart to younger generations. He wants to survey hundreds of individuals, and has homed in on Orange County as one of the project’s locations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Despite decades of differences and technological advances, Dr. Karl Pillemer says he has found in his research that younger people do want to get married, and to one person for a lifetime, and they’re looking for advice from their elders on how to do this successfully.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:24:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 57841 at http://wamc.org Marriage Advice Project Seeks Older Adults Dr. Sera Young, Cornell University – The Urge to Eat Dirt http://wamc.org/post/dr-sera-young-cornell-university-urge-eat-dirt <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sera Young of Cornell University explores why some pregnant women experience a compulsion to eat odd things.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 52953 at http://wamc.org Dr. Sera Young, Cornell University – The Urge to Eat Dirt Dr. Jeff Clune, Cornell University – Evolution and Embryology http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeff-clune-cornell-university-evolution-and-embryology <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeff Clune of Cornell University reveals why the biology of life often takes a winding path through seemingly unnecessary developmental stages.<br><br>Jeff Clune is a visiting scientist in the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University where he studies evolutionary computation, a technology that uses natural selection to bypass engineering and evolve artificial intelligence, robots, and physical designs. His work has been featured in a number of publications and he holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 49261 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeff Clune, Cornell University – Evolution and Embryology John Schimenti – Cornell University http://wamc.org/post/john-schimenti-cornell-university <p>New research has found that a missing gene could be responsible for almost 28% of human breast cancer cases, that’s more than 60,000 cases a year in the U.S. and more than 383,000. The study on the NF1 gene, and its role in breast cancer, is from Cornell University. For more on the findings, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with the research paper’s senior author, John Schimenti, a professor of genetics at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Brian Shields 47257 at http://wamc.org Dr. David Just - Cornell University http://wamc.org/post/dr-david-just-cornell-university <p>The lunch line offerings at schools across the region could look a little different to students returning to class this week. Under new U.S.D.A. guidelines effective this school year, schools must offer students fruit and vegetable options with every breakfast and lunch served.</p><p>Of course, simply offering healthier options doesn’t mean kids will necessarily choose an apple over cookies or other sweets, especially when you consider the millions of dollars spent marketing sugar and calorie laden snacks to children.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:40:00 +0000 47069 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gary Evans, Cornell University – Stress and Obesity http://wamc.org/post/dr-gary-evans-cornell-university-stress-and-obesity <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Gary Evans of Cornell University explains the link between stress and obesity.<br /><br />Gary Evans is a professor of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University&rsquo;s College of Human Ecology.&nbsp; He studies how the physical environment affects human health and well being among children, including the link between stress and obesity. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.</p><p><a href="http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=gwe1">About Dr. Evans</a></p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 44055 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gary Evans, Cornell University – Stress and Obesity