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Bright LED dairy cases speed off-flavors in skim milk

As grocery stores save energy by changing their dairy cases from fluorescent to LED lighting, Cornell researchers have found that milk – particularly fat-free milk – becomes more susceptible to off-flavors from LED light than from standard fluoresence.

Aye Lab takes its protein-assessing tool to the next level

The lab of Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry, has developed a new genome-wide method for identifying and analyzing proteins that could be suitable targets for drug delivery. 

Cornell establishes Office of Global Learning

A new Office of Global Learning is being established to integrate services for students and faculty engaged in global education activities.

Networking to improve food justice and food security, Jan. 31

Greenstar and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting a gathering and meal to encourage networking among local food providers and others interested in supporting food justice and food security, Jan. 31.

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Olin Library elevators to showcase contest winners' art

Students: submit high-resolution photographs, art or images from your research to the library's first-ever elevator art contest.

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Tickets on sale for trip to Philadelphia March 10

Tickets are now on sale for a bus trip to Philadelphia, March 10, timed to coincide with the Philadelphia Flower Show.

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Lactation hormone cues birds to be good parents

Toppling a widespread assumption that a “lactation” hormone only cues animals to produce food for their babies, Cornell researchers have shown the hormone also prompts zebra finches to be good parents.

Fish study IDs genes that regulate social behaviors

Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift their behaviors, a new study finds.

Research probes key protein's role in cancer cell growth

The regulation and function of the oncogene RAS and two related proteins, K-Ras4a and K-Ras4b, are explored in a pair of recent papers from the lab of chemistry professor Hening Lin. 

Paychecks to reflect federal tax reform changes

As a result of tax reform passed by Congress in December, changes to the amount of federal tax withheld will be reflected in the Jan. 31 paycheck of Cornell employees paid semimonthly and Feb. 8 for those paid biweekly.

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Cornellians share advice, warm hats with students from Puerto Rico

A weekend of events was held for 62 Puerto Rican students who will receive free tuition and room and board for a semester at Cornell in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Sociologist to speak on inequality and stigmatization

Sociologist Michèle Lamont will discuss economic inequality and recognition for stigmatized minority groups on campus Feb. 2.