cornell university http://innovationtrail.org en Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://innovationtrail.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:15:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3494 at http://innovationtrail.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? New York working towards statewide health records system http://innovationtrail.org/post/new-york-working-towards-statewide-health-records-system <p>Hospitals have been working for years to digitize patient’s medical records, but now New York state is expanding a system to centralize the record-keeping of multiple hospitals.</p><p>A patient’s medical history may be in the computer at their primary care doctor’s office. And their records may be digitized at the hospital they’ve been treated at, "however, many of those systems can’t easily or fluently communicate with one another," said Dr. Rainu Kaushal, who chairs the Weill Cornell Medical College’s healthcare policy program.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:07:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3474 at http://innovationtrail.org New York working towards statewide health records system Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF http://innovationtrail.org/post/cornell-synchrotron-gets-100-million-shot-arm-nsf <p></p><p>Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding, for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.</p><p>Cornell’s High Energy Synchroton Light Source or CHESS is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.</p><p>The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.</p><p>Senator Charles Schumer visited the CHESS lab yesterday to announce the funding.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:23:44 +0000 Matt Martin WSKG 3387 at http://innovationtrail.org Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds http://innovationtrail.org/post/smartphone-app-can-check-cholesterol-60-seconds <p>Researchers in upstate New York have created an <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/video/smartphone-app-uses-camera-to-check-cholesterol-level" target="_blank">app that will allow users to test their cholesterol </a>levels through a blood sample that’s analyzed directly through their smartphone. &nbsp;</p><p>“What’s been really transformative over the last few years is that now everyone is carrying around with them this incredibly powerful computer that they use all the time, are very familiar with, and have already paid for,” says David Erickson, professor of mechanical engineering at Cornell University, and one of the developers of the app.</p><p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:09:43 +0000 Kate O'Connell, WXXI 3169 at http://innovationtrail.org Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds Merlin, a helping hand for birders http://innovationtrail.org/post/merlin-helping-hand-birders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than one in five Americans engage in bird watching. Now, upstate researchers are making it easier to identify different species with an artificial intelligence program called Merlin.</span></p><p>“Merlin is an online bird ID tool. So you can imagine that you’re walking outside and you see a bird you don’t recognize, you might be tempted to ask a friend what that bird was and to describe the bird to your friend.”</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:15:40 +0000 Kate O'Connell, WXXI 2641 at http://innovationtrail.org Merlin, a helping hand for birders