Veterinary cardiologists calm horses’ fluttering hearts with new treatment

Transvenous electrical cardioversion, a new procedure for atrial fibrillation offered by cardiologists at the College of Veterinary Medicine, resets the quivering heart of a horse back to its normal heartbeat.

Deer eating habits have lasting damage on forests

Eating habits of deer lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study.

New MPH students tackle disease, planetary health

A diverse group of 15 students recently began to learn how to address public health issues as members of the new Master of Public Health program administered through the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Gates grant seeds Cornell Alliance for Science $10M campaign

The Cornell Alliance for Science is launching a “$10M by 2020” campaign, seeded with a $6.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

New study reveals flower color, fragrance coordination

It’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color, according to a study of species on the Greek island of Lesbos that included Cornell professor Robert Raguso.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Carl Crawford

The Essentials blog covers Cornell life on the Ithaca and New York City campuses, past and present, with a light touch.

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Weill Cornell Medicine awarded $11.3M grant for prostate cancer research

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $11.3M Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Immune and nerve cells work together to fight gut infections

Nerve cells in the gut play a crucial role in the body’s ability to marshal an immune response to infection, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

Top neuroscientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

The second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium on Sept. 22 will feature three neuroscientists who will discuss their research exploring the brain.