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Cornell community can participate in COVID-19 research

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.

COVID-19 research seed grants yielding rapid results

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.

Model makers: How engineers saved the fall, spring semesters

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.

Pandemic reshaped ‘small world’ campus networks

The shift to hybrid instruction last fall made face-to-face enrollment networks on campus smaller, less connected and more fragmented, according to an analysis by Cornell sociologists.

Noninvasive blood test tracks organ injury from COVID-19

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.

Call center providing COVID-19 guidance

Specialists at the Northeast ADA Call Center, based in ILR’s Yang-Tan institute, are helping people navigate pandemic-related issues impacting people with disabilities.

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Helmet design protects dentists, doctors from COVID-19

Simulations show the helmet, designed by the Esmaily Lab, prevents 99.6% of virus-containing droplets exhaled by medical patients from reaching the environment.

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Spring tweaks to COVID-19 plan are based on fall’s lessons

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.

From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

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.