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Turn your yard into an insect migration stop

Habitat Network can help you assist the birds and bugs, which often pass the baton between generations on the same migration route.<p>Birds do it. But …

Birds

Extension, NYS apple growers partner on innovation

Concerns about the banning of a plant-thinning chemical prompted New York apple producers, CCE educators and Cornell researchers to study a …

Agriculture

Weill Cornell team creates breakthrough on blood disorders

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily …

Biology

A century of agriculture research goes online

A rich trove of once-hidden Cornell agricultural research from journals and other serial publications is now available to the public.

Research

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam …

Engineering

Who is 'too fat'? That all depends on race, gender, generation

A person's gender, race and generation matter a lot for whether they are judged as “thin enough” or “too fat. “It looks like obesity is in the eye of …

Researchers ID drug that blocks some blood cancers

A compound identified by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists inhibits the growth of a rare blood cancer found in people with HIV-AIDS.

'Bookmarks' on stem cell genes preserve cell identity

Stem cells preserve their identities after cell division by using a series of protein bookmarks on their genes, according to new research published …

Biology

Study reveals how HIV virus destroys lung tissue

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop emphysema. New research from Weill Cornell …

Medicine

Brain Size Actually Matters In Terms Of Evolution, A Recent Study On Songbird Reveals

The brain is considered as the most complex part of the body, doesn’t matter if it is human brain or the brain of other creatures. But, one thing …

Evolution

How workers push back against unwanted technology

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, spoke April 17 about how intrusive technology has sparked a revolt in the workplace.

Country Music

New method more accurately models colorectal cancer

Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers have developed a preclinical model of colorectal cancer in which the …

Cancer

Cornell researchers map wind to better harvest energy

Cornell scientists and engineers are seeing wind in high resolution, creating the world's largest, most-detailed wind maps ever from the picturesque …

United States

In brain evolution, size matters - most of the time

A new Cornell study reports that though vertebrate brains differ in size, composition and abilities, evolution of overall brain size accounts for …

Evolution

Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina

Researchers report the discovery of the first fossilized flowers from South America, and perhaps the entire Southern Hemisphere, following an …

Earth Science

Symposium examines threat of antimicrobial resistance

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the CDC delivered the keynote lecture at the symposium, Antimicrobial Resistance: Research Synergies in Human and Animal …

Medicine

Preserving our 'pale blue dot' is focus of first Sagan lecture

Lord Martin Rees, who has probed deep into the cosmos, studied gamma-ray bursts and galactic formation, spoke May 8 at Cornell on issues closer to …

Women in Science

Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient …

Gardening

Report challenges perception of mineral scarcity

The common perception that many of the world’s most valuable minerals, such as copper and aluminum, are becoming scarce is challenged in a new report …

University of Michigan

Collaborative startup will monitor pathogens in hospital settings

Biotia, a startup offering microbial surveillance for hospitals, is a joint venture between researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech, …

Startups

What is really in the food your dog or cat is eating?

For most Americans, pets are like family.<p>The rate at which U.S. consumers open their wallet to feed their furry companions has become big business: …

CURB enthusiasm: Undergrads show off research at forum

More than 80 students unveiled their scholarly work at the 32nd annual Spring Research Forum hosted April 27 by the Cornell Undergraduate Research …

Research

Plant sciences student wins 'Young Botanist' award

Plant sciences major Nicolas Glynos '17 has received a Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America, which recognizes outstanding …

Plants

Anthropologist explores toxicity and healing in East Africa

In an April 11 lecture, Stacey Langwick explored how concerns over toxicity shape public conversations about the forms of nourishment and modes of …

East Africa

Immune cells play crucial role in brain cancer development

Brain tumors recruit immune cells derived from bone marrow to transform what began as benign masses into deadly malignancies, according to two …

Cancer

Early Intervention

For Pierre Georges Bonnefil, the morning of February 6, 2013, started off like any other. He made coffee for his wife, Marysia, and watched the news …

Medicine

Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Seniors from the Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars presented their work at the Senior Expo, an end of the year research exhibition, April 19.

Moby Dick

Black bears on the move in upstate New York

The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded their range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with …

Wildlife

You Asked: Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

As health-conscious eaters have embraced dietary fat, coconut oil’s stock has skyrocketed. The oil, extracted from the meat of a coconut, is mostly …

Nutrition

Study settles debate over origins of ants and bees

Ants and bees – which by all appearances seem so different – are creepy-crawly cousins, according to new research.

Bees