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Two Cornell faculty receive Hartwell awards for biomedical research

Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Lisa Roth, assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, have each won a 2018 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Trailblazing lymphoma researcher Kristy Richards ’90 dies

Dr. Kristy Richards ’90, a groundbreaking cancer researcher and associate professor of biomedical sciences, died on March 30 in New York City. She was 50.

Celebrities, friends and strangers: Some birds more popular than others

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest.

CRISPR-Cas3 innovation holds promise for disease cures, advancing science

A Cornell researcher, who is a leader in developing a new type of gene editing CRISPR system, and colleagues have used the new method for the first time in human cells – a major advance in the field.

Weill-NASA study of Kelly twins yields new insights, DNA sequencing tools

Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine and NASA investigators as part of NASA’s Twins Study involving Mark and Scott Kelly.

Ketamine’s short-term relief of depression could be extended, researchers find

The temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it promotes could be preserved, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Researchers test using AI to optimize IVF embryo selection

A new AI approach by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators can accurately identify whether a 5-day-old, IVF human embryo has high potential to progress to a successful pregnancy.

Raymond Fox ’47, emeritus professor of floriculture, dies at 96

Raymond T. Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, professor emeritus of floriculture and ornamental horticulture and renowned for his elaborate campus floral displays and floriculture expertise, died March 31 in Ithaca, New York. He was 96.

Cornell Center for Health Equity symposium to bridge NYC – Ithaca research

The Cornell Center for Health Equity will hold its second annual symposium April 11-12 at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the Ithaca campus.