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Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creates muck perfect for making electricity.

Robert H. Wasserman, discoverer of calcium-binding protein, dies at age 92

Robert Wasserman ’49, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, died May 23 at age 92.

Sadie perseveres with prosthetic paw

With care from new owners and treatment from veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a stray American foxhound gets a prosthetic limb after losing foot in a coyote trap. 

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.

Symposium honors bioengineering pioneer Mike Shuler

Scientists from around the world gathered June 22 to honor the career of Professor Michael Shuler, whose work in modeling biological systems continues to revolutionize the field of bioengineering and change the way pharmaceutical drugs are developed.

Lab-grown tumors provide insights on rare prostate cancer

Growing miniature tumors from a patient’s cells in the laboratory may help scientists personalize treatments for those with a rare form of prostate cancer, according a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian scientists.

Low-carb, high-fat diet may boost targeted cancer therapy

A very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet called the ketogenic diet may improve the effectiveness of an emerging class of cancer drugs, according to a new study.

$900K USDA grant will further study of food physics and manufacturing

Ashim Datta, professor in biological and environmental engineering, has secured a $905,000 grant from the USDA to deepen his study of the physics of food processing.

Scientists sic samurai wasps on stink bugs

Cornell researchers have released samurai wasps on 24 farms throughout New York to test how well they control brown marmorated stink bugs, an agricultural and household pest.