Cornell leadership said in a statement that, beginning Feb. 4, faculty, staff and students will have the option of agreeing to allow COVID-19 testing data and samples to be used by Cornell researchers.
Professor Iwijn De Vlaminck is working on using cell-free DNA – discarded scraps of DNA – as a way of gaining understanding of COVID-19’s effects on the organs of children who've been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
As the spring semester begins, a team of engineering students and faculty has finished tweaking the master schedule, using lessons they learned last fall during their heroic effort to help Cornell safely hold in-person classes.
A Cornell-led collaboration has developed a noninvasive blood test that uses cell-free DNA to gauge the damage that COVID-19 inflicts on cells, tissues and organs, and could help aid in the development of new therapies.
One unsung aspect of Cornell’s success in managing the spread of COVID-19 on campus has been a commitment to analyze and learn, to pivot and adapt. As a result, the university will implement tweaks to its COVID-19 response plan this Spring semester.
Archivists, curators and librarians are finding virtual ways to help faculty members teach, using gems from Cornell University Library’s rare collections, from medieval texts on parchment to punk show flyers.