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2011-08-09 05:00:00

A new study suggests that sexual dysfunction in a relationship may have sources beyond the usual physical ailments. Cornell University and University of Chicago researchers have found a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the social networks shared by heterosexual men and their partners. The researchers describe the situation as "Partner Betweenness." In such cases, a man's female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants then the man does, can his romantic partner...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Year-long surge in adoption of medical image sharing technology has helped lifeIMAGE grow by nearly 100% for each of the last 4 fiscal quarters Newton, MA. (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 lifeIMAGE, the nation's leading service for universal e-sharing of medical images, today released unprecedented growth numbers demonstrating that adoption of medical image sharing is taking off as a national trend for U.S. hospitals. Until now, sharing medical images among doctors and across hospital systems was...

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2011-08-08 13:24:42

A researcher from Cornell University has found that putting healthy foods at eye level in the fridge could help you lose weight because you eat what you see first. Changes like moving chocolate out of sight and putting more wholesome foods where they can be seen helps dieters eat better without even realizing they are doing it. According to the researchers, serving food on smaller plates and eating in the kitchen or dining room rather than in front of the television can help someone...

2011-08-04 13:32:29

U.S. physicians spend nearly $61,000 more than their Canadian counterparts each year on administrative expenses related to health insurance, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Toronto. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs, found that per-physician costs in the U.S. averaged $82,975 annually, while Ontario-based physicians averaged $22,205 "“ primarily because Canada's single-payer health care system is...

2011-07-14 15:03:42

Researchers develop a new low-energy defibrillation method An international team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen, Germany), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) the Ecole Normale Sup©rieure de Lyon (France), the University Medicine Göttingen (Germany), the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and the Institut Non-Lin©aire de Nice (France) have developed a new low-energy method for terminating life-threatening...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Cornell, an employee of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, has won the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season grand prize of $5,000 on CBS.com. Cornell is the manager of a JobLink/Career Connections Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He and his staff help people in their local community receive the services they need to earn jobs and build fulfilling careers. Through Anthony's hard work and leadership, he has helped...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Average Starting Salary for Olin College Graduates is Highest Ever; Microsoft Hires Seven Members of the Class of 2011 Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Olin College of Engineering today announced the post graduate plans of the 88 students in its Class of 2011: 55 percent have accepted offers of employment with an average starting salary of $68,825; 30 percent will attend graduate school beginning in the fall; and two graduates are starting their own businesses. Twenty-four percent are...

2011-06-13 15:58:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first clinical trial in humans of a new technology: Cornell Dots, brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging. A paper describing this new medical technology, "Multimodal silica nanoparticles are effective cancer-targeted probes in a model of human melanoma," will be published June 13, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (July 2011). This is a collaboration between Memorial...

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2011-06-11 06:40:00

A widespread wheat plague is threatening farms, raising bread prices and unleashing fresh political and economic unrest, according to experts. The disease strain has shown up in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and has hiked food prices in the Arab world, Mexico, Haiti and beyond. "Stem rust, when it goes epidemic, destroys a crop," said Ronnie Coffman, a leading expert on wheat disease and chair of the department of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University. "There is nothing left...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Maryland based TIC Gums is investing in the future of food science and food scientists. White Marsh, MD (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Officials from TIC Gums are investing in the future of food science and tomorrow's food scientists with a gift to Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Made during the annual "Cornell Institute of Food Science Award Ceremony" May 9, 2011, the contribution is being recognized with the naming of a classroom in the renovated Stocking Hall. To be...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.