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Researchers look for genetic clues to help grapes survive cold

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:03:00 EDT

3-D images of grape buds produced at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source may help geneticists to create crops that can withstand extreme cold.

'Meat and Greet' fair brings farmers to local tables

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:03:00 EDT

The inaugural Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair held March 11 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, sought to connect consumers with farmers. The event was co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:03:00 EDT

Marine microalgae may play a crucial role in mitigating atmospheric greenhouse gas, reducing carbon dioxide from commercial agriculture and steadying the global climate, according to Cornell research.

Brain changes in older adults increase risk for scams

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

For the first time, researchers have identified a biological basis for financial exploitation in older adults. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, led the effort.

Milton Zaitlin, pioneer of plant virology, dies at 89

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:03:00 EDT

Milton Zaitlin, professor emeritus of plant pathology and an influential pioneer of plant virology research, died Oct. 11, 2016, in Ithaca, New York. He was 89.

André Jagendorf, pioneering plant biologist, dies at 90

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

Andre Tridon Jagendorf, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor Emeritus in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, died March 13 in Ithaca, New York. He was 90.

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:44 EDT

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science Program for a three-year study into the connection between breast cancer and bone mineralization.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts.

Three-pronged approach is key to precision medicine

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:03:50 EDT

Combining genetic information from tumor cells with 3-D cell cultures grown from these tumors, and rapidly screening approved drugs, can identify the best treatment approaches in patients.

Mahowald tapped to help frame UN report on global warming

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:03:00 EDT

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric science, has been selected by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on a special global warming report.

Veterinary College's new tests detect tick-borne diseases

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03:00 EDT

A new process developed by Laura Goodman uses nanoscale technology that can detect multiple pathogens in ticks at once.

Cornell team planned cosmic photo shoot of Saturn's moon Pan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03:00 EDT

The astronomical meets gastronomical: While it resembles a chestnut or ravioli, the new Cassini spacecraft portrait of this extraterrestrial Rorschach is Saturn's small moon, Pan.

Food preservation team wins hospitality business contest

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:03:00 EDT

Five student teams competed for the chance to win $25,000 March 18 as part of Hotel Ezra Cornell's seventh annual Hospitality Business Plan Competition. This year's winner was Team Natural Cuts.

Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca.

Harry Greene explains how to 'walk the Tree of Life'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:03:00 EDT

Some Cornell classes are adopting the Tree of Life classification system, which explains the diversity of life by matching and mapping relationships on a branching diagram.

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrates Match Day 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:03:13 EDT

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated one of its best Match Days ever March 17, with 100 percent of the graduating medical students matching to residency positions - the next three to seven years of their medical careers.

Veterinary team cares for native species at Belize Zoo

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:03:00 EDT

Students at the College of Veterinary Medicine can get an idea of what it's like to care for wild animals through a partnership between the college and the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center.

Cornell buttons up, battens down during winter storm

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

A nor’easter, combined with a winter storm from the Great Lakes, bore down on the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first time in three years, Cornell closed the Ithaca campus due to a snow storm.

Cornell hosts Hong Kong sustainability meeting April 6-7

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:03:01 EDT

Cornell will host Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation, a conference about sustainability research and community engagement in Hong Kong, April 6-7.

Barn swallow behavior shift may be evolutionary

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03:00 EDT

A new population of barn swallows near Buenos Aires, established only about 30 years ago, has adapted both its migration cycle and its breeding cycle in a dramatically short time.

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:13 EDT

Students teach students and make many of the key decisions in AguaClara, a program that for more than a decade has helped communities in Honduras have potable running water.

AguaClara opens its 14th Honduras plant, debuts micro system

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:00 EDT

AguaClara has opened its 14th water processing plant in Honduras, and has expanded its reach into that country's smallest villages with development of a new, compact system.

Cornell veterinary scientist Alan Dobson dies at 88

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:26 EDT

Alan Dobson, professor emeritus of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died on Feb. 21 in Ithaca, New York.

Doctoral student named Future Leader in Science

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:55 EDT

Ann Bybee-Finley, a second-year doctoral student at Cornell studying cropping systems resilience with a focus on Northeastern dairy producers, has been named a 2017 Future Leader in Science.

Ambitious first-year students catch the research bug

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:03:37 EDT

Many Cornell students pursue research opportunities early in their college careers. Exposing undergraduates to research in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities is a university hallmark.