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Tom Cade, who saved peregrine falcons, dies at 91

Tom Cade, Cornell emeritus professor of zoology, who as an environmental champion worked tirelessly and successfully to save peregrine falcons from extinction, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

We’ve got the beets: Food consumers may see red, naturally

Cornell food scientists hunting for a stable, natural red food coloring to replace artificial dyes have unlocked a secret: Use beet extract and pair it with a starchy partner.

Cassava experts gather to champion ‘orphan crop’

Cassava hasn't received the scientific attention of cash crops such as wheat, but the seventh annual meeting of NextGen Cassava hopes to draw attention to the sub-Saharan Africa dietary staple.

Atkinson Center postdoc fellows address global sustainability

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is welcoming five new postdoctoral fellows, who will study global food systems, health and energy transitions.

New minor track focuses on inequities in health

A new option for study within the inequality studies minor gives students a chance to explore the social causes and consequences of inequities as they relate to health.

Health care issues tackled at Weill Cornell Hackathon

The third annual NYC Health Hackathon, hosted Feb. 8-10 by Weill Cornell Medicine, brought teams together in an attempt to solve myriad medical challenges.

Brain blood flow finding gives hope for Alzheimer’s therapy

Research on blood flow in the brain, from the lab of Chris Schaffer and Nozomi Nishimura, could help inform better therapies for people with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. 

Cornell creates multicollege Center for Immunology

Building on Cornell’s decades of fundamental and comparative research in the immunological sciences, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced the creation of a new Cornell Center for Immunology.

Chelsea Clinton shares insights on public health

Chelsea Clinton is a public health advocate, researcher and educator. But being a mother has deepened her passion for children’s health, she explained in a talk on Feb. 5 at Weill Cornell Medicine.