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CORALS scholars to explore health of Pacific waters

This spring, six undergraduate students will toss away wool socks, surrender winter coats and flee the Northeast’s slushy roads to gauge ocean health along the Hawaiian and Washington state coasts.

Researchers identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under control

Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study.

When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double

When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields.

$2.5M grant funds research on tuberculosis treatment

Cornell researchers are investigating compounds they identified that offer hope for effective new drugs against tuberculosis.

Adequate choline in pregnancy may have cognitive benefits for offspring

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell study suggests.

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

In an example of cross-campus collaboration, a group led by Minglin Ma has developed a unique implant for controlling type 1 diabetes, which affects more than 1 million Americans.

Reindeer’s gift saves brother from devastating illness

Veterinarians at the Cornell University Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital saved the life of a reindeer, named Little Buddy, with help from his brother, Moose.

Leaf doctor makes the rounds

Leaf doctor is a free app developed by Cornell and University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers that analyzes a photograph of a damaged leaf or fruit and quantifies the percentage and severity of disease visible.

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Malawi seed village model benefits farmers, universities, growers

A revolutionary seed village project in Malawi led by Cornell University improves the incomes and livelihoods of Malawian farmers.