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dnaBad mitochondrial DNA may increase risk of autism in kids

weighResearchers led by Carly Pacanowski, a dietitian in nutritional sciences at Cornell University, studied 2,000 adolescent boys and girls in the midwest over 10 years: Teens Who Weigh Themselves Have More Body Issues.

urshilaUrshila Sriram, a graduate student in nutritional sciences, evaluated how civic engagement intervention strategies could impact the health outcomes of women in three rural towns in New York state and Pennsylvania.

zhenglongAssociate Professor Zhenglong Gu's manuscript entitled "Genetic Evidence for Elevated Pathogenicity of Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy in Autism Spectrum Disorder" has been published in PLOS Genetics

lujanMarla Lujan has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ira & Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award

nutriphone‘NutriPhone’ startup joins Cornell’s McGovern incubator; put healthful eating in the palm of your hand

food prizeHosted by Cornell and the Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Global Health and Technology (INSiGHT), the symposium, “Biofortification to Alleviate Micronutrient Malnutrition,” was held at the Statler Hotel Amphitheater on October 21

rainerAssociate Professor Saurabh Mehta is the winner of the Rainer Gross Award 2016 with his work on “A Laboratory in your pocket: Enabling Precision Nutrition”

proteinDavid Levitsky, professor of nutritional sciences and of psychology, discussed our tendency to consume extra protein and calories.

shubinAssociate Professor Shu-Bing Qian is named as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar

marieStudy looks at diet to assess link of heart disease, metabolite

simmerMy favorite way to cook summer vegetables: Until they fall apart. And then some.

rebeccaAsst Professor Rebecca Seguin: interventions for healthy lifestyles

Cornell Chronicle iconStudy looks at diet to assess link of heart disease, metabolite

Human Ecology, Engineering researchers tackle human challenges

Cornell Chronicle iconNIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

annanJohn Hoddinott, professor of nutritional sciences, stressed the importance of investing in early child nutrition to combat malnutrition in Africa.

Studies by nutritional sciences professors Jean-Pierre Habicht and Gretel Pelto have suggested that premastication may boost early childhood nutrition and protect against disease in places where it is practiced.

Anti-doping expert Tom Brenna, professor of nutritional sciences, explained how testing labs attempt to stay ahead of athletes who use performance enhancing drugs.

David Levitsky, professor of nutritional sciences and of psychology, said that smaller weight loss goals -- such as 10 percent of body weight -- are more realistic than the extraordinary results depicted on television.