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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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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.

“If...

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ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca College and University of Florida researchers have advice for older adults who need to remember detailed written information: Don’t just read it, tell someone about it.

That recommendation comes from a recent study that showed that older adults who read a text and then described what they had read to someone else remembered more details of the text...

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ITHACA, NY—The materials for stitching up injuries and surgical wounds may have changed over the millennia, but the basic process of suturing tissue remains the same. In the 21st century, however, the method may finally become outdated.

“Stiches are a very crude way to put someone back together,” says Andrew Smith, a professor of biology at Ithaca College. Think...

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ITHACA, NY — Genetics play a critical role in developing diabetes. So do eating properly, exercising and not smoking. According to a new study by an Ithaca College psychology professor and her two colleagues, people with diabetes who see themselves as responsible for their disease blame themselves for making poor lifestyle choices and are significantly less likely to monitor their...

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