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Farm to School grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating

Cornell Cooperative Extension has become a driving force behind a surge in New York’s Farm to School initiatives. The programs stock school cafeterias with fresh, local foods and offer farmers an expanded market for their goods.

Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper

For the colorful, graceful sea fans swaying among the coral reefs in the waters around Puerto Rico, copper is an emerging threat in an era of warming oceans, according to new Cornell research.

T-box structure in bacteria may be target for new antibiotics

Cornell researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens.

Protein finding could inform new type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have discovered a function of the protein adipsin that could help inform new treatments for type 2 diabetes. 

Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging

A $4.2 million project at Cornell focused on 100 Alaskan sled dogs, former athletes past their glory days, is part of a quest for one of the holy grails of medicine: how to slow aging.

Moonbeam adds a big bang of flavor to Galaxy tomatoes

Fresh from Cornell AgriTech, the newest grape tomato – Moonbeam – has joined a constellation of heirloom-style tomatoes in the 2020 High Mowing Organic Seeds catalog Nov. 1.

Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Researchers explore the ‘gist’ of doctor-patient communication

Professors Holly Prigerson and Valerie Reyna have combined forces to study end-of-life communication between patients and their physicians and clinicians, with the goal of improved prognostic understanding and decision-making and, ultimately, better end-of-life decisions.

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NIH grant will fund non-pharmacological pain research

A team of Cornell researchers and scientists focused on pain management has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.