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Study reveals why testicular cancer responds to chemo

Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes?

New podcast takes listeners inside the immune system

“Immune,” a new monthly podcast, hopes to increase understanding of everything from antibiotics and vaccines to cancer immunotherapy.

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Putting the X into sex chromosome research

Alon Keinan's work seeks to redress science's historical use of males as the norm when conducting chromosome research.

Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards

Four teams of engineering faculty and students each received up to $20,000 from the college to advance their laboratory research toward functioning prototypes.

Cornell students welcome public to Dairy Day, Nov. 3

Dairy Day, a free event held twice a year by students in the Cornell University Dairy Science Club, is Nov. 3., 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion.

Avery August named vice provost for academic affairs

Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will oversee faculty recruitment, development and advancement; department chair training; and selection of academic leadership.

Vitamin E genes identified in maize may help biofortify crops

New research has identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving the nutritional profile of this staple crop.

Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary history

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.

NYC students catch science ‘bug’ with help from Cornell scientists

More than a dozen teenage scientists spent their lunch hour Oct. 24 learning from Cornell scientists about the chemistry of the Hudson River.