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Rapid Lyme disease test may be available in late 2020

The drawn-out process for diagnosing Lyme disease could become a thing of the past – good news for the thousands of people each year who get the tick-borne illness.

Discovery could mitigate fertilizer pollution in waterways

A discovery by Boyce Thompson Institute scientists could help farmers improve phosphate capture, potentially reducing the environmental harm associated with fertilization.

Ancient pathway uncovers calcium’s role in egg development

A new study of fruit flies uncovers an ancient and fundamental mechanism that provides details into a long-standing mystery of reproductive biology.

CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Students hunt for maple seedlings in the name of science

Two CALS students worked with local landowners and conservationists in the forests of central New Hampshire this summer, helping communities cope with the decline of sugar-maple populations.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

Cornell Equine Hospital surgery team saves impaled horse

Henry, a 3-year-old horse from Freeville, impaled himself on fencing in January. Within hours, veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Hospital performed life-saving emergency surgery.

Deadly protein duo reveals new drug targets for viral diseases

Two lethal viruses, Nipah and Hendra, may be more potent when their proteins are combined, according to new research from Hector Aguilar-Carreno, associate professor of microbiology and immunology.