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19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:01:28 EST

Cornell’s Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program seeks to increase the public impact of top underrepresented thinkers in the U.S. and to help them contribute to public conversations.



New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:01:45 EST

The university launched the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, an organization that connects the community of Cornell researchers studying host-microbe biology and disease.



New course teaches cutting-edge food production

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:01:00 EST

A new course, Hydroponic Food Crop Production and Management, teaches the principles and practices of commercial food crop production in controlled environment agriculture.



Humans must overcome distrust of robots: researchers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:01:39 EST

Helping to solve robot navigation through crowded human spaces was the topic of a research presentation by computer science professor Ross Knepper and doctoral student Christoforos Mavrogiannis.



Financial squall ahead? Economic forum is Jan. 24

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:01:47 EST

Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.



Undergrad helps develop concussion diagnosis device

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:01:00 EST

A portable concussion detection machine created by three college students, including one from the College of Arts and Sciences, was shown at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.



Three receive annual Schwartz awards for life sciences

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:34 EST

An immunologist, a molecular biologist and a plant scientist have each received awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in Life Sciences.



Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 EST

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play.



Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:01:00 EST

Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities.



Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:01:00 EST

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.



Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi named dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:00 EST

Choi unanimously was elected the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's provost for medical affairs Jan. 17. He has served as interim dean since June 1, 2016.



James W. Gair, linguistics professor emeritus, dies at 88

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:38 EST

James Wells Gair, Ph.D. '63, a professor of linguistics emeritus who did pioneering work on South Asian languages and their relation to other languages, died Dec. 10 in Ithaca at age 88.



Technology sends Project FeederWatch soaring at 30

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:01:00 EST

The story of Project FeederWatch – a program where members track birds visiting their feeders – provides an example of how technology has helped citizen science grow bigger in unexpected ways.



Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:01:46 EST

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular complex known as the nucleosome core particle, which could inform therapeutic strategies for cancer.



'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:01:48 EST

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections between Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine.



$10M CDC grant funds center to fight vector-borne diseases

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:01:27 EST

To better understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, the Cornell-led Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases will launch later this month.



After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:01:13 EST

Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of intertidal oysters went unchanged after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.



Study examines how bias affects hiring practices

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:01:40 EST

New research from Cornell University shows that hiring managers' awareness of competence among job applicants and managers' attitudes toward affirmative action help reduce prejudice in recruitment.



With three new solar farms, Cornell skims energy from the sun

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:01:27 EST

Cornell now milks the sun for energy: The university formally opened three additional solar farms in December that will generate large amounts of electricity and help the campus achieve carbon neutrality.



Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:01:34 EST

Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on the use of biomaterials-based organoids in an attempt to reproduce immune-system events and gain a better understanding of B cells.



Cosmic source found for mysterious 'fast radio burst'

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:01:00 EST

Astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a fast radio burst. Once thought to emanate from within the Milky Way galaxy, the bursts come from 3 billion light-years away.



Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:01:00 EST

A Cornell research group reports that a mechanical factor - stiffening of a cancer cell and its matrix - and not a chemical cause could contribute to metastasis in some forms of cancer.



As routine screenings drop, prostate cancer on rise in older men

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:01:56 EST

The incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in older men is rising after reaching an all-time low in 2011. The findings suggest a correlation between the increase and a change in prostate cancer screening guidelines recommending against routine PSA testing.



Healthy behaviors determine weight-loss surgery success

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:12:50 EST

Bariatric surgery can slim your body, but attitude and behavior also play key roles in long-term weight loss, according to new research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.



Research reveals codes that control protein expression

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:12:00 EST

Scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine discovered an internal code in cellular molecules, called messenger RNA, predetermines how much protein they will produce.