Dirty cooking fuels pose major threat to infants in India

A new paper quantifies the impact of cooking fuel choice on indoor air pollution and early childhood mortality in India.

USDA breaks ground on $70M lab for grape research at AgriTech

The National Grape Improvement Center is expected to propel innovation, foster collaboration and revolutionize grape production nationwide.

Impact of dietary fiber varies from person to person

Nutritionists generally advise everyone to eat more dietary fiber, but a new study suggests that its effects on health can vary, suggesting that recommendations should be tailored to each individual’s gut microbiome.

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment

Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

Startup aiming to reduce plastic reliance joins Cornell incubator

RETRN Bio, a startup aspiring to use ag waste to replace petroleum-based plastic liners in consumer products, has joined Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures incubator.

Anonymous donor honors legacy of beloved professor Daniel G. Sisler

An anonymous donor has made three gifts to the Department of Global Development to honor the legacy of the late Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62: an engaged learning fund that will support faculty-led study trips, a new endowed professorship and a student hub in Mann Library.

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Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater

Food Science Professor Julie Goddard’s research team has engineered unique enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater, a major route of microplastic pollution into the environment.

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CROPPS welcomes 2024 REU class

The Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems is welcomes the 2024 cohort of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

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Cornell Keynotes podcast: Why are bee populations declining around the world?

Marina Caillaud, a senior lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discusses stressors on bee colonies in an episode of the Cornell Keynotes podcast.

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