Life Sciences & Veterinary Medicine

  • aging dog with elderly woman

    Aging research goes to the dogs

    Carly Hodes Bookmark 
    Cornell researchers are joining collaborators from across the country to form the Canine Longevity Consortium - the first research network to study canine aging with hopes of gleaning insights into human aging.
  • dairy cow

    First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

    Carly Hodes Bookmark 
    Cornell scientists have created the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, one of the most common cattle diseases. The infection not only harms animals and farmers’ profits but also drives more systemic antibiotic use on dairy farms than any other disease.
  • zinc in periodic table

    New method paves way for better dietary zinc test

    Krishna Ramanujan Bookmark 
    Unlocking ways to monitor a key nutrient, new Cornell research unveils a potentially sensitive method to test for zinc deficiency, a vital measurement that has posed problems for doctors and scientists.
  • Tiger beetle

    Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

    Anne Ju Bookmark 
    The tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does a stunningly optimal reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding speeds, Cornell mechanical engineers have observed.
  • sustainability

    Physical, social scientists tackle big questions

    Kathy Hovis Bookmark 
    In her new book Sara Pritchard, associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, looks at interdisciplinary collaboration on key questions.
  • MIR stain

    Full-service campus facility offers RNA sequencing

    Carly Hodes Bookmark 
    The new RNA Sequencing Core housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine will offer its services to researchers across campus.
  • sperm and egg

    $10M grant creates cross-campus genomics center

    Carly Hodes Bookmark 
    A $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health has established a new Center for Reproductive Genomics that will connect reproductive scientists across Cornell.
  • bird silhouette

    Silhouette mural takes flight on bird lab wall

    Krishna Ramanujan Bookmark 
    A permanent exhibit of simple black silhouettes of North and South American birds now graces the white north wall of the visitor’s center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • testing food

    Five new Listeria species found; may improve tests

    Krishna Ramanujan Bookmark 
    Cornell researchers have discovered five new species of a group of bacteria called Listeria – including one named for Cornell, providing new insights that could lead to better ways to detect the soil bacteria in food.
  • Najla Al-Sweel

    Grad student may have found 'missing link' of meiosis

    Stacey Shackford Bookmark 
    Najla Al-Sweel, Ph.D. candidate in molecular biology and genetics, believes she may have found the "missing link" that makes DNA replication work.