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Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020

The drawn-out process for diagnosing Lyme disease could become a thing of the past – good news for the thousands of people each year who get the tick-borne illness.

Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage

A new Cornell study presents a technique to identify viruses and bacteria in the human body and quantify injuries to organs by using dead fragments of DNA, called cell-free DNA, that roam throughout the bloodstream and urine.

CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Kids from tough neighborhoods more likely to become obese as adults

Children – especially teens – growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods face greater odds of unhealthy weight gain as adults, according to new research by a Cornell sociologist.

White Coat Ceremony sends Class of ’23 on to medical school

Weill Cornell Medicine’s 106-member Class of 2023 was sent off to medical school Aug. 20 with the annual White Coat Ceremony that officially marks the beginning of graduates’ medical education. 

Compound hastens sexual maturity, and death, in worms

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered a natural compound that causes soil roundworms to mature faster and die earlier, which could inform studies of human development and aging.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

Two lethal viruses, Nipah and Hendra, may be more potent when their proteins are combined, according to new research from Hector Aguilar-Carreno, associate professor of microbiology and immunology.