News tagged with corn
Research presented today shows that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioural reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine. These results, presented by addiction expert Francesco Leri, ...
Overweight and Obesity May 22, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Food labels appear mundane enough, but the tug of war playing out behind them about what's on them is anything but.
Health Mar 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—A leading consumer advocacy group, along with nutrition experts and health agencies from a number of U.S. cities, are calling for lowering the amount of sugars added to soft drinks.
Health Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism presented compelling data showing the consumption of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose (table sugar) at levels consistent with a ...
Diabetes Feb 12, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
The newly released 11th edition of Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease has been called an "authoritative reference on nutrition and its role in contemporary medicine, nursing, and publ ...
Health Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study by University of Southern California (USC) and University of Oxford researchers indicates that large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in national food supplies across the world may be one explanation ...
Diabetes Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to Penn State food scientists.
Health Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A common herbicide used in the United States may be linked to an increased risk of a congenital abnormality of the nasal cavity known as choanal atresia, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other Texas institutions.
Pediatrics Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Biologists in Canada have made a medical enzyme using genetically-engineered corn, a feat that could one day slash the cost of treating a life-threatening inherited disease, a journal reported on Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who consume higher amounts of fructose display reduced levels of liver adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—a compound involved in the energy transfer between cells. The findings, published in ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Illinois study shows that dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial bacteria. And the microbes that live in the gut, scientists now believe, can support a healthy gastrointestinal ...
Health Jun 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
US regulators Wednesday denied a request to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup to merely "corn sugar," in a high-profile dispute between two industries.
Health May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes.
Medical research Feb 27, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 1 |
Taste receptors on the tongue help us distinguish between safe food and food that's spoiled or toxic. But taste receptors are now being found in other organs, too. In a study published online the week of February ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Big Corn and Big Sugar are locked in a legal and public relations fight in the US over a plan to change the name of a corn-based sweetener that has gotten a bad name.
Health Dec 17, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 6
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is a private university and a member of the Ivy League.
Cornell is often considered as one of the top universities in the world, with consistent top 15 rankings. Cornell counts more than 255,000 living alumni, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 40 Nobel laureates affiliated with the university as faculty or students. The student body consists of over 13,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from all fifty states and one hundred and twenty-two countries. Cornell produces more graduates that go on to become doctors than any other university in the USA. It also produces the largest number of graduates in the life sciences who continue for Ph.D. degrees, and is ranked fourth in the world in producing the largest number of graduates who go on to pursue Ph.D.s at American institutions. Research is a central element of the university's mission; in 2006 Cornell spent $649 million on research and development. In 2007, Cornell ranked fifth among universities in the U.S. in fund-raising, collecting $406.2 million in private support.
Cornell was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White as a coeducational, non-sectarian institution where admission was offered irrespective of religion or race. It was inaugurated shortly after the American Civil War; its founders intended that the new university would teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, an 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
Following the spirit of its motto, Cornell offers world-class educations in traditional liberal arts studies as well as in fields as diverse as engineering, agriculture, hotel administration, and city and regional planning. To accomodate this breadth of study, the university is organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own academic programs in near autonomy. Cornell also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Since the mid-20th century, the university has been expanding both its campus resources and influence worldwide. From a new residential college housing system to its 2001 founding of its medical college in Qatar, Cornell claims "to serve society by educating the leaders of tomorrow and extending the frontiers of knowledge." Cornell is one of two private land grant universities, and its seven undergraduate colleges include four state-supported statutory or contract colleges.
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