Naturalization ceremony at Cornell welcomes 38 new citizens

Hailing from Azerbaijan to Uruguay, the new United States citizens from 23 different countries attended the first Tompkins County Naturalization Ceremony since the pandemic. 

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Bio-based tool quickly detects concerning coronavirus variants

Cornell researchers have developed a bioelectric device that can detect and classify new variants of coronavirus, and potentially other viruses, such as measles and influenza, to identify those that are most harmful.

Reminders boosted COVID vaccine uptake; free rides did not

A study involving more than 3.6 million people who’d already received COVID vaccinations found that offering free Lyft rides to a vaccination site was no more enticing than simply reminding people of the importance of getting boosted.

Protect habitat to prevent pandemics

While world public health agencies are focused on how to react to the next pandemic once it has started, a new plan proposes using ecological perspectives to prevent disease outbreaks before they happen.

Surveillance surveys give clearer picture of COVID’s spread

Door-to-door surveillance surveys can provide more precise estimates of how many people are infected with COVID-19 or have immunity to COVID-19 at any given point in time than relying on self-reporting and self-testing, a Cornell-led research group has found.

Pandemic linked to 14% increase in underweight children in India

Malnutrition of Indian children rose dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

SARS-CoV-2 can infect dopamine neurons, causing senescence

Further research may shed light on the neurological symptoms associated with long COVID, such as brain fog, lethargy and depression.

Mice without immune cells show no SARS-CoV-2 symptoms

The inflammatory response from adaptive immune cells – such as B and T lymphocytes – clears the body of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but at the same time, it also causes the characteristic symptoms of COVID-19, a new study finds.

Contagious omicron strain replicates early in infection

New research used engineered mice to compare SARS-COV-2 omicron subvariants, and found one of them, BA.5, was more virulent likely due to its ability to rapidly replicate early during infection.