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Vaccine reminder company tested in developing world

A Cornellian’s nonprofit that helps parents in developing countries remember their children’s vaccination dates with bracelets has completed an …

Developing Countries

Style Engineers teach science of fashion to N.Y. girls

Style Engineers, an NSF-funded program to engage girls with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics, is being distributed to …

Education Technology

Cornell technology identifies artifacts in Jamestown graves

Staff from Cornell's Biotechnology Resource Center help archaeologists identify key artifacts found in Jamestown graves.

Archaeology

Cornell spinoff Novomer receives national award | Cornell Chronicle

The three co-founders of Novomer, a startup company based on Cornell research, have received the 2016 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial …

Carbon Dioxide

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

Monoclonal antibodies, proteins that bind to and destroy foreign invaders in our bodies, routinely are used as therapeutic agents to fight a wide …

Antibodies

Garden offers living library of weeds, poisonous plants

Let not others suffer the fate of Socrates.

The philosopher died after drinking poison hemlock. While Socrates knew the cup handed him contained …

Botany

Affinito-Stewart grants support 12 women faculty

Twelve Cornell assistant professors have been awarded research grants by the Affinito-Stewart Grants Program.

The program, administered by the …

Aerospace

Hidden Cornell treasures to be digitized | Cornell Chronicle

Some hidden Cornell treasures soon will be available to scholars around the world, thanks to the Cornell University Library and the College of Arts …

Archaeology

CURIE Academy fuels girls' passion for engineering

If you were a high school girl interested in science and engineering you might feel a bit out of the mainstream, so it could be exciting to suddenly …

Engineering

Saving oysters' future by digging up their paleo past

Despite long odds in the struggle to restore oyster reefs and boost the bivalves’ survival, marine restoration professionals may wish to add a tool: …

Oysters

New book examines 'I' vs. 'us' in late antiquity

In a new volume of scholarship co-edited by Eric Rebillard, professor of classics and history in the College of Arts and Sciences, argues that …

Antiquity

Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research

Computer scientists are among those joining a growing chorus of experts eager to harness the future of artificial intelligence research, while …

Artificial Intelligence

Gender influences survival after pediatric brain tumor removal

It’s an unexpected discovery: All else being equal, girls whose rare and deadly brain tumors are fully removed live almost six years longer than boys …

The Brain

Beyond blue ribbons, cheese buoys New York economy

For three days in Ithaca in August, 10 cheese judges gathered at Cornell’s Stocking Hall to discern, savor and taste 230 cheeses to determine – for …

Cheese

Campus Pride Index awards Top 25 spot to Cornell

For superb support, inclusion policies, counseling and campus safety, Cornell University has been awarded a top-25 spot in the Campus Pride Index – …

Transgender

Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too

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Christopher Clark, who directs the bioacoustics research program at Cornell University, is among the world's best scientific listeners. His work has revealed how human-made noise is filling the ocean, making it harder for marine animals to hear their own world. But Clark didn't start …

Oceans

Cornell’s new president: It’s time to look at higher education through a different lens - The Washington Post

We in higher education have been on the defensive lately, amid persistent and legitimate concerns about the rising cost of college education, its purpose and its value. In response, we cite compelling data on the higher wages of college graduates compared to those without degrees, and we describe …

Education

Public health fellows provide 'near-peer' perspectives

Three recent Cornell graduates have returned to the Ithaca campus to help promote student health and well-being as part of the Public Health Fellows …

Public Health

POST celebrates 20 years of community service

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cornell’s Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST), a Public Service Center program that gives incoming students …

Community Service

Program boosts women from 'passenger to pilot'

When Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opened its doors last year, the gender imbalance was immediately clear. All the business incubator’s member owners …

Startups

Biologist David Lodge named director of Atkinson Center

David M. Lodge, the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the first Francis J. DiSalvo Director of …

Scientific Research

Weill Cornell Medical College and Cellectis Announce Research Alliance Advancing Drug Discovery and the Translation of Novel Immunotherapies in Leukemia

Collaboration Will Focus on Improving Patient Outcomes in AML Using Targeted Cellular Therapy Developed by CellectisNEW YORK (June 2, 2015) — Weill …

Medicine

Women driving the Large Hadron Collider forward - Part 1

When did you first hear about the LHC and what did it inspire in you?

I first heard about the LHC in my high school physics class. I think the scale …

Physics

Force is strong in student-designed 'Star Wars' ride

A virtual reality theme park ride and video game created by Cornell engineering students places the gamer on the “Star Wars” planet of Tatooine, …

Star Wars

Study: Berkeley soda tax falls flat

A Cornell-University of Iowa analysis of a soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California, found the measure so far has fizzled.

Berkeley

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

A Cornell study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.

Medicine

Wake-Up Call

An Anesthesiologist Traces the Pathway Back to Consciousness

Even after years in practice, Dr. Alex Proekt still finds it remarkable that …

Consciousness

Cornell and Global Poverty Reduction

NSF grant launches Plant Science Research Network

The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) received a $730,000, five-year grant from …

Scientific Research

Savransky savors role in major exoplanet discovery

Dmitry Savransky is passionate about his role in finding 51 Eridani b, an extrasolar planet – planets found outside of our own solar system – about …

Exoplanets