New study reveals flower color, fragrance coordination

It’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color, according to a study of species on the Greek island of Lesbos that included Cornell professor Robert Raguso.

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The Essentials blog covers Cornell life on the Ithaca and New York City campuses, past and present, with a light touch.

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Weill Cornell Medicine awarded $11.3M grant for prostate cancer research

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $11.3M Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Immune and nerve cells work together to fight gut infections

Nerve cells in the gut play a crucial role in the body’s ability to marshal an immune response to infection, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

The second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium on Sept. 22 will feature three neuroscientists who will discuss their research exploring the brain.

Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

A Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable has been renewed with a $6.5M USDA grant.

Embark donates to dogs uprooted by tropical storm Harvey

A Cornell-affiliated dog genetics company, Embark Veterinary, will donate 100 percent of their net profits to help canines affected by tropical storm Harvey from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

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Gene Madsen, expert in environmental microbiology, dies at 64

Eugene L. Madsen, M.S. ’81, Ph.D. ’85, professor of microbiology, died Aug. 9 in Freeville, New York. He was 64.

Study to explore how phosphorus cycles through the environment

A new grant to a researcher in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences aims to discover the ways phosphorus cycles in the environment.