New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer

Cornell researchers have discovered that when melanocyte stem cells accumulate a sufficient number of genetic mutations, they can become the cells where melanomas originate.

Viability of indoor urban agriculture is focus of research grant

Cornell will lead a project to study how controlled-environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture, thanks to a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

3-D scanning project of 20,000 animals makes details available worldwide

A four-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will take 3-D digital scans of 20,000 museum vertebrate specimens and make them available to everyone online.

Plant pathologist Roy L. Millar dies at 93

Roy L. Millar, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of plant pathology, died Aug. 18. He was 93.

Art intervenes at Minns Garden

More than 70 Environmental and Sustainability Sciences majors turned Minns Garden into an ephemeral art gallery Sept. 29.

Accurate Salmonella test gives veterinarians quick results

A new test developed at Cornell allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, bacteria that represent one of the leading causes of food-borne illness around the world.

Four on faculty receive NIH high-risk, high-reward awards

Assistant professors Ilana Brito, Iwijn de Vlaminck and Michael Sheehan have all been awarded National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Awards, worth $1.5 million to help fund five years of research.

Course offers global farming skills for success

Farmers from Zimbabwe to Uruguay gathered Sept. 18-23 in the first Cornell Alliance for Science training session in Illinois.

Cornell launches ‘What Makes Us Human’ podcast series

“What Makes Us Human,” a new podcast and essay series from the College of Arts and Sciences, will showcase the newest thinking about what it means to be human in the 21st century.