Protein IDs, drug candidates, show promise for COVID science

A highly innovative method using the latest technology opens myriad new avenues for research, for understanding the biology behind COVID-19, and for identifying new treatments that target protein binding sites.

Book: Partisanship led to disastrous response to COVID-19

The confusing response to COVID-19 in the U.S. resulted from decisions by President Donald Trump and his allies to politicize the pandemic by associating it with his own fate in office, according to a new book by a Cornell author.

Efficacy, cash and more will increase booster shot acceptance

According to new Cornell research, people are more likely to accept the COVID-19 booster the more effective it is, if there are cash incentives and if it is made by Moderna or Pfizer. 

Studying connections between animal-human health

Nexus Scholars working this summer with Juno Salazar Parreñas are studying how human health is intricately connected to the health of animals, plants and the environment.

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Nostril swab best way to test for COVID-19, study finds

Nasopharyngeal swabs – taken from far back inside the nostril – were found to be more effective at detecting COVID-19 than saliva tests or swabs just inside the nostril or under the tongue.

How to get people to follow the rules: lessons from the pandemic’s ‘great experiment’

When a deadly global pandemic broke out, compliance — the act of following rules — became critical. Yet many people didn’t adhere to the rules. Professor John, from the Cornell Law School, explains how getting people to work together and follow rules takes careful thought and planning, and that compliance inside businesses and organizations is essential to accomplishing just about anything.  

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Students want some online learning features in ‘new normal’

While they value in-person interactions, undergraduate students want to keep some of the adaptations developed during online teaching, including online assignment submission and digital question answering, survey research finds.

Partnerships fuel COVID testing lab’s success

Robust collaboration between community partners and Cornell has resulted in more than 2 million COVID-19 tests, saving lives throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Veterinarian ecologist to bolster pandemic prevention efforts

Scholar who studies cross-species pathogen spillover to join the College of Veterinary Medicine and become a Cornell Atkinson Scholar.   

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