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Trapping vortices key to high-current superconductors

Researchers have found that irradiation of material creates nanometer-sized defects that trap swirling eddies in the flow of electrons, keeping them …

Scientific Research

IT has helped scholars collaborate, now may diversify

At a conference for Cornell IT workers, panelists reviewed the history of computer networking and discussed the role of women in computer science.

City University of New York (CUNY)

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according …


Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

Cornell polymer engineers have made a mold for nanostructures that can shape liquid silicon out of an organic polymer material, paving the way for …


Research finds protein regulation linked to cells' growth cycle

By tracking the movement of proteins in a living cell with nanometer-scale precision, Cornell researchers have gained a new insight into the way …


Weill Cornell Researchers Improve Risk Assessment for Stable Patients with Suspected Heart Disease

Using basic information like age, gender and clinical history, Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have developed a simple method to more …


Cornell Human Rights Clinic Helps Malawian Death Row Prisoners Walk Free

"It's just incredible," Babcock says. "You can go your whole life as a lawyer and never get 21 people out of prison, and we've gotten 21 people out …

Human Rights

Department outreach fuels passion for math

The Department of Mathematics in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences offers a Senior Seminar in which graduate students teach Ithaca High School …

Mathematics Education

Backpack Program gears up for ninth year

Summer may just be beginning, but the Backpack Program is gearing up already and has begun collecting backpacks and donations toward backpacks for …


Most of America's poor have jobs

USA Up to 8 million heads of families classify as working poor

Monday June 29, 2015 9:58AM ET

The majority of the United States' poor aren't sitting on …


Cornell introduces silver flies to save hemlock forests

In an ongoing battle to save the ecologically important hemlock forests, Cornell researchers have high hopes for a new weapon against menacing woolly …


3-D scans of mating fruit flies uncovers female biology

Cornell researchers used cutting-edge X-ray technology to noninvasively image fruit flies during and after mating, revealing changes that occur in …


Potential New HIV Therapy Seen in Component of Immune Cells

A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Think Fast: What Bird Is This?

The Bird

Hero and villain, mascot and movie star, the penguin captures the imagination unlike any other bird. Upright and bipedal, they look like us. Monogamous, devoted parents, they behave as we do. We celebrate their strengths, parody their shortcomings, and make them the subject of our myths. In …


Russians to fight alfalfa snout beetle with expert help

Russian farmers are visiting northern New York state to meet with a Cornell expert and learn how to tackle devastating alfalfa snout beetles native …


Agreement to bring Costa Rican grad students to Cornell | Cornell Chronicle

When Alvaro Salas-Castro ‘14, a Costa Rican student, was accepted into Cornell University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in 2012, he …

College & University

Summertime, and the living on campus is busy

Cornell’s Adult University, “a learning vacation” for the family, combines academics with the fun of a summer trip to Ithaca and Summer College …

College & University

Food Order Has Significant Impact on Glucose and Insulin Levels

Eating protein and vegetables before carbohydrates leads to lower post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, Weill …


Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

Tissues stiffen with age, poor diet, disease and for natural reasons, and when they do, a new study shows, proteins produced by such cells can be …


Public Service Center to support ICSD minority students

The Cornell Public Service Center, partnering with the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives and the Ithaca City School District (ICSD), will use …


Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in biomedical engineering (BME) and will begin taking …

Biomedical Engineering

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

A decade after its creation, Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million endowment gift that will expand and elevate it …

Biomedical Engineering

Scientists Are Studying Subway Germs To Keep Us Healthier

Apologies, dude. But as much as you fear purse cooties, it's impossible to escape germs. While millions of riders are jostling daily for seats, far …

Life Sciences

'Pollination' debuts at animal behavior film festival

Cornell’s latest Naturalist Outreach film, Pollination: Trading Fertilization for Food, made its national debut at the 2015 Animal Behavior Society …


Wind farm efficiency study underway

Teams seeking to improve wind farm efficiency at wind test site

Wind Power

Pollination: Trading fertilization for food


Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.2 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 11 new university …


Royall Moore's passion for fungi funds students

Former post-doctoral researcher Royall Tyler Moore bequeathed nearly $500,000 to Cornell, which will be administered by the School of Integrated …


Gerontologist finds the formula to a happy marriage

After surveying more than 700 people wedded for nearly 40,000 years, gerontologist Karl Pillemer distilled key pieces of advise and wisdom about how …


Fungi essential for land plants live with mysterious bacteria

Soil fungi colonize roots and provide essential nutrients for the majority of the world’s land plants, but new research sheds light on a class of …

Life Sciences