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Animal physiologist David Robertshaw dies at 85

David Robertshaw, professor emeritus of physiology and an expert on water metabolism and temperature regulation in desert-adapted mammals, died Nov. 8 in Ithaca. He was 85.

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

Researchers at the Baker Institute for Animal Health have identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection.

NY craft beverage industries tap into Cornell expertise

The Cornell Craft Beverage Institute – housed at Cornell AgriTech – offers scientific guidance to more than 1,150 craft breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries throughout New York.

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.

Art and science provide fertile ground for research, teaching

Research projects investigating the sounds of soil bring the fields of soil science, art, bioacoustics, entomology and other disciplines together, and blend creative practice with scientific inquiry.

Simoes-Costa wins $2.3M NIH New Innovator Award

With a grant of $2,355,000 over five years, Marcos Simoes-Costa, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics, will investigate how the spatial complexity of an organism is generated in early development.

Micro-satellites offer a fresh view of NYS agriculture

A Cornell doctoral student is deploying new satellite technology that may be used for space research in the future and help New York farmers make more informed decisions today about growing crops and caring for animals.

Two McGovern Center startups graduate from incubator

With a pinch of pomp and circumstance, Cornell’s McGovern Center life sciences business incubator recently graduated two companies – Bactana Corp. and Conamix.

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal

The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in 10 years. With two remaining years of funding, Cornell researchers say they are on schedule to meet their goal.