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ITHACA, NY — Hoping to replace guesswork with science, researchers from Ithaca College and Brigham Young University have  developed a small, lightweight device to be used by figure skaters and their trainers to avoid injuries, inform the design of new skating boots and perhaps save Olympic dreams.

Figure skating isn’t thought of as a contact sport. But skaters’...

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ITHACA, NY — Lifestyle magazines and television shows constantly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But while such meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, Ithaca College and North Carolina State University researchers argue the stress that cooking puts on...

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ITHACA, NY — What is the best way to keep psychology students from switching majors? According to a study published in the journal Teaching of Psychology, putting off intensive science courses may help. The study was conducted by Jeffrey Holmes, associate professor of psychology at Ithaca College, and is available at ...

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ITHACA, NY — The right tool for the job is important. A surgeon wouldn’t use a chainsaw when a scalpel offers more control. But sometimes the best treatments available aren’t precise. For example, anxiety medications available today are too blunt in how they target the brain, according to Ian Woods, assistant professor of biochemistry at Ithaca College.

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ITHACA, NY — Using eye tracking technology, researchers at Ithaca College and UCLA and have found that gestures mothers use in teaching their infants new words are vital for infant word learning. The findings were presented in Berlin, Germany, at the biennial conference sponsored by the International Society on Infant Studies (ISIS).

Nancy Rader, professor of psychology at...

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