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Genetic variation in cells' protein-building may have health implications

New research suggests genetic variation in the most essential component of the ribosome, ribosomal RNA, may influence how much and which proteins are made.

Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can “put the brakes” on immune response to infections to prevent excessive inflammation.

Industrial hemp in New York expected to grow as research expands

Scientists, farmers, processors and government officials convened Feb. 28 at Cornell University for the state’s first industrial hemp research forum.

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

Cornell scientists have assessed factors to improve, upgrade and make New York’s wastewater treatment plants more robust, according to their work published Feb. 24 in the journal Water Research.

NYC high schoolers explore STEM fields at Weill Cornell Medicine

On Feb. 27, 90 students from public high schools across New York City participated in Big Red STEM Day, designed to inspire high school students to consider STEM fields.

New York vintners urged to pop their corks at annual wine event

New York has the unique soil and climate conditions to establish itself as a significant presence in the market for sparkling wine, experts said at B.E.V. NY, Cornell’s annual outreach event for the wine industry.

New York City events honor Triangle fire victims, focus on new activists

“Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets" a commemoration of the Triangle Factory fire tragedy, will be held March 26 at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan.

Cornell farrier program admits first all-female cohort

After more than 100 years in existence, the Cornell Farrier Program admitted its first all-women class of three in early January.

Yeast research aims to reduce stress for New York wineries

Food science professor Patrick Gibney is researching stressed-out yeast, which poses difficult production problems for the wine industry.