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Genetic transcription ‘pause’ is focus of NASA grant

Cornell researchers seek to answer questions about the origin of a key step in transcription – the process of copying codes in DNA and transferring them to RNA in order to make proteins.

Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease

While effective against bacteria, antibiotics alone cannot restore the damaged mammary tissue in cows when mastitis strikes, Cornell researchers have found. 

Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatments

Bariatric surgery benefits patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings on the reasons why may lead to drug alternatives to surgery.

Faculty Profiles: Spring 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Kirstin Petersen: Engineering robot collectives that mimic social insects; Nicholas Klein: Transportation planning as social mobility;Hector Aguilar-Carreno: The microscopic fight against a deadly trojan horse and Ludmilla Aristilde: Transformative scientist.

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We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Elizabeth Ross

Weill Cornell Medicine's Dr. Elizabeth Ross has an enduring passion for improving patients’ lives by studying how genes affect the brain’s function.

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UN expert panel at Cornell May 11 for science, policy symposium

A symposium exploring how science and policy intersect in driving global sustainable development will be held May 11 at Cornell.

Bretscher, Lord elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Anthony P. Bretscher, professor of cell biology, and Catherine Lord, professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, join Barack Obama, Tom Hanks and 209 others as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Novo Nordisk commits nearly $7 million for Minglin Ma's diabetes research

The lab of Minglin Ma, associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will receive up to nearly $7 million from Novo Nordisk for research into a Type 1 diabetes implant device called NEED.

Radcliffe honored for wildlife preservation community partnerships

Robin Radcliffe, senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine, won the 2018 George D. Levy Faculty Award in recognition of his work with community partners.