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Perseverance rover records sound of dust devils on Mars

Thanks to the first working microphone to traverse the surface of Mars, the sound of a tiny, extraterrestrial dust tornado has reached Earth.

Method precisely locates gene activity and proteins across tissues

A new method can illuminate the identities and activities of cells throughout an organ or a tumor at unprecedented resolution, according to a study co-led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the New York Genome Center.

Enzyme that protects against viruses could fuel cancer evolution

The finding suggests that the enzyme may be a potential target for future cancer treatments.

Study identifies four major subtypes of long COVID

The researchers used a machine-learning algorithm to spot symptom patterns in the health records of nearly 35,000 U.S. patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection and later developed lingering long-COVID-type symptoms.

Pandemic put more parenting stress on mothers

A first-of-its-kind study of parents’ work arrangements during the pandemic shows that mothers working from home increased their supervisory parenting fully two hours more than fathers did, and women were also more likely to adapt their work schedules to new parenting demands.

First-years share their transformational journeys ... so far

Hear from four first-year students talking about their journey at Cornell.

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Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses

The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Graduates of Brooks School executive programs celebrated as “thinkers, leaders and change agents”

Celebrating graduation and each other, students in the Executive Master of Health Administration and Executive Master of Public Administration programs at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy received diplomas at a joyful ceremony in Willard Straight Hall. 

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Causing reactions: Klarman Fellow develops new catalysts

Richard Kong  is working to develop catalysts to guide chemical reactions toward desired outcomes, including some that could have a positive effect on the environment.

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Robert Balluffi, materials science professor, dies at 98

Robert W. Balluffi, a retired professor of materials science and engineering who spent 27 years at Cornell, died Dec. 8. He was 98 years old.

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Bartels Awards honor custodians for excellence, dedication

The event, held Dec. 20, recognized the six award recipients and the nearly 400 building care professionals who create a safe, clean environment throughout the Ithaca campus.

Harnessing AI technology for IVF embryo selection

An artificial intelligence algorithm can determine non-invasively, with about 70% accuracy, if an in vitro fertilized embryo has a normal or abnormal number of chromosomes, according to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.