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Study: Jumping gene steals bacterial ‘gene-editing’ system

A Cornell study describes for the first-time evidence of ‘jumping genes’ adopting a bacterial immune mechanism for transferring genetic material between bacteria and across bacterial species.

White Coat ceremony launches students’ careers in medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College's Class of 2021 as received their short white coats during the institution's annual White Coat Ceremony Aug. 15. officially marking the beginning of their medical education.

Genomic insights reveal the surprising journey of the apple

Researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute have excavated the mysteries of the apple's evolutionary history.

Institute focuses on global nutrition policy impact

The Division of Nutrition is hosting the 4th annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making July 24 to Aug. 4.

Cornell trains gender-responsive researchers in Africa

Cornell's "Gender Responsive Cereal Grains Breeding" is being held at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Aug. 7-16.

Mechanisms found to explain atypical femoral fractures

A research team led by Eve Donnelly, assistant professor in materials science and engineering, has published a study regarding a dangerous side effect of long-term use of bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis.

Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

By learning how an immune cell called Tr1 works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell research.

Dulled taste may prompt more calories on path to obesity

Cornell food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter – and likely higher calorie – fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.

Educating a new generation of African cassava breeders

Ph.D.-level plant breeders now come from 16 countries in West Africa, where Cornell contributes to educating them as the next generation of plant breeders in Africa.