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Cornell supports service animals with free eye examinations

The College of Veterinary Medicine in May offered free eye examinations for service animals as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam.

Veterinary Biobank is first accredited under new standard

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank celebrated its International Organization of Standards accreditation with a ceremony May 22. It is the first biobank of any kind in the world to be so accredited.

Standard genome for heavily studied worm gets reboot

A fresh genome sequence for a widely researched worm will improve the accuracy of future research on gene function, drug treatments, aging and human diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Cornell to host national Science Olympiad

About 2,000 middle and high school students will show their science and engineering acumen at the 35th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Cornell.

New book a how-to for bringing stressed students to nature

A new book, “Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health,” co-written by associate professor Don Rakow of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores how natural spaces can help with stress and depression.

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Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Engineered microbes could be part of a solution for storing energy from sustainable sources, according to new research. 

Mann award winner probes cell behavior

Jennie Sims, the recipient of the Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award, is probing why, how and when a cell chooses to repair itself, which has implications in cancer research.

Weill Hall: 10 years as a hub for life sciences research

A decade ago, Cornell opened the doors of a pioneering new building, a home for innovative and collaborative life sciences research. The $162 million, 265,000-square-foot Weill Hall.

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Future cartons will track milk from farm to fridge

Cornell food scientists are designing the milk carton of the future that will give consumers precise “best by” dates and improve sustainability by reducing food waste.