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Everything goes purr-fectly on Cornell’s first Spay Day

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine took part in World Spay Day for the first time on Feb. 23, and a total of 78 surgeries were performed, exceeding expectations.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Research explains nature of key plant-fungus interfaces

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered the mechanism behind the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi, which could lead to reduced fertilizer use.

Key to rare aggressive liver cancer found in RNA molecule

A Cornell-led team has discovered that at the onset of a rare liver disease, a small non-coding RNA molecule becomes silenced, a finding that may hold the key to treatment. 

Extreme variations found in flower scent evolution

Research co-led by Robert Raguso, professor of neurobiology and behavior, explains why plants of the same variety in different locations can have dramatically different scents. 

Schumer announces $68.9 million for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

Edgar Gasteiger, biologist and Cornell ‘citizen,’ dies at 99

Edgar Gasteiger, professor emeritus of physical biology, died on Feb. 9 in Ithaca, New York, at age 99. 

Living shorelines offer hope for state’s coastal communities

As climate change threatens coastal areas, experts from the New York Sea Grant program are involved in a project to protect the state’s shorelines and the people who live near them.

Raindrops launch plant spores into the wind, spread fungi

Researcher from Cornell and Virginia Tech have identified the process by which fungus is spread from plant to plant, carrying disease that costs billions annually in lost crops.