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2013-05-10 23:02:48

Dr. Augustine M. K. Choi has been appointed chairman of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective Aug. 1, 2013. Dr. Choi currently is the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston New York, New York (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Dr. Augustine M. K. Choi has been appointed...

2013-05-07 23:02:22

A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Remembering the acronym FAST is an easy way to learn how to recognize a stroke and what to do to minimize its long-term damaging effects. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 A stroke can strike in an instant, but can change a person's life forever. Strokes -- 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain -- are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier...

Facebook Exodus For One Third Of Users In New Poll
2013-05-04 06:51:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One third of all Facebook users take breaks from the popular social network by deactivating their account, and 10 percent of them eventually quit using the website entirely, according to a team of Cornell University researchers. As part of the study, which was presented Thursday at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Paris, the researchers posted an online questionnaire...

2013-04-15 08:30:22

CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 Great Hospitals in America Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list, "100 Great Hospitals in America." This year's list provides a glimpse into our country's diverse hospital landscape, from hospitals established within the past decade to those dating back to the 18th century. Be they academic medical centers, community hospitals, large flagship facilities or small specialty hospitals, these 100...

2013-04-10 12:30:36

Report co-authored by Johnson Dean Soumitra Dutta highlights the intersection between business and technology in global competitiveness ITHACA, N.Y., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum today released the results of the 2013 Global Information Technology Report (GITR), that examines the extent to which 144 economies take advantage of Information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase economic growth and well-being. The report is a collaboration...

2013-03-06 08:31:46

Online resource helps Upstate New York entrepreneurs connect with additional startup support BUFFALO, N.Y., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch NY (www.launchny.org), a non-profit organization which devotes financial and managerial resources to accelerating the growth of high-potential startups in order to create jobs in the region, has teamed with a variety of cross-regional economic development and entrepreneurial support organizations to introduce IdeaCrossing® to Upstate New...

Cornell Digitizes The Sounds Of Biodiversity
2013-01-16 09:44:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a jungle out there, and a new online archive from Cornell University allows you to bring the sounds of that jungle into your own home. Archivists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have digitized all the analog recordings of biodiversity in their collection, going back to 1929, and posted them in the online Macaulay Library. "In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is...

2013-01-09 12:24:09

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eCornell and Cornell University announce today the launch of a free online course focused on training hospitality professionals in the new media marketing skills needed for professional success. Marketing the Hospitality Brand through New Media: Social, Mobile & Search is the first online course focused on this topic and uniquely combines the most effective elements of a world-class Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online...

Organic Metamaterial Can Flow Like Liquid And Remember Its Shape
2012-12-06 11:50:29

Cornell University A bit reminiscent of the Terminator T-1000, a new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape. Rather than liquid metal, it is a hydrogel, a mesh of organic molecules with many small empty spaces that can absorb water like a sponge. It qualifies as a "metamaterial" with properties not found in nature and may be the first organic metamaterial with mechanical meta-properties....

2012-11-15 08:31:52

DOHA, Qatar, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of some of Qatar's leading players in health care and medical education arrived in Duesseldorf today to attend Medica, the world's largest trade fair for providers of healthcare services. The delegation includes Dr. Joachim Dudenhausen, Medical Advisor and Head of Medical Staff Services at Sidra Medical and Research Center, and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Dr....