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Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

The labs of Matt DeLisa and Dave Putnam has teamed with a group from Harvard to work on a vaccine delivery system based on DeLisa's versatile outer membrane vesicles.

Study showing power of single butterfly gene earns Cornell team top prize

Robert Reed won the 2017 Cozzarelli Prize for scientific excellence and originality for proving that butterfly wing color and iridescence are activated by a single gene.

At 90, Gilbert Levine leaves Einaudi Center post

Gilbert Levine, emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering, first retired in 1983 after more than 30 years on the Cornell faculty. He's giving it another try at age 90.

Crops hold harmful mutations that reduce productivity

New research reveals that even the highest performing maize crops contain rare harmful mutations that limit crop productivity.

House finches with pink eye reveal the secrets of disease virulence

A new study outlines a pathogen strategy to overcome the immune systems of house finches with conjunctivitis infections.

Grant seeks to diversify participation in biology, biomedical graduate studies

A new initiative aims to increase participation rates and enhance the success of under-represented ethnic minorities and students who are deaf or hard of hearing in biological and biomedical graduate fields at Cornell.

CALS senior advocates for ag programs on Capitol Hill

Delegates from Cornell traveled to Washington, D.C., March 4-7 to advocate for federal support of land-grant universities and agricultural research.

Devastating emerald ash borer discovered in Arnot Forest

The emerald ash borer – an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees across the country – has been detected for the first time in Tompkins County in Cornell's 4,200-acre Arnot Forest.

Undergrad researcher helps combat antibiotic resistance in cholera

Andrew Rosenblatt ’20, student in the lab of Tobias Doerr, assistant professor of microbiology, is working to make cholera less resistant to treatment by a broad range of antibiotics.