Study identifies gut bacteria that regulate cholesterol

A new study finds that certain species of bacteria in the gut interact with and help balance levels of dietary cholesterol by using it to create a molecule that plays important roles in human health.

Digitization program calls for applications

Making a difference one digital collection at a time, the library's grants program partners with faculty and Ph.D. students.

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Seeds of survival: Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience

The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.

Cornell group to comb data from Lake Superior sailing drones

Seafaring drones soon will allow Cornell scientists to examine the abundance and distribution of forage fish – like zooplankton and shrimp – that nourish species higher on the food chain.

PlantGENE to catalyze plant biotechnology improvement

New community-driven network of plant biotechnologists will improve plant transformation capacity, addressing a major bottleneck in plant science needed to feed a booming global population during an era of climate change.

Cornell AgriTech at 140: Growing a more resilient future

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station – now known as Cornell AgriTech – celebrates it's growth and accomplishments since opening in 1882.

International partnership aims to improve sorghum breeding

A partnership from the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement seeks to improve sorghum breeding in Senegal and Costa Rica.

Harrison College Scholars explore politics, wellness, environment in summer work

From Ithaca to Hawaii to Ecuador, students in the Robert S. Harrison College Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences took advantage of the summer as a time to explore their research interests.

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Conservation survey finds native NYS pollinators at risk

A New York state survey, supported by Cornell bee experts, finds that more than half of important native pollinators may be at risk of disappearing from the state – potentially threatening crops, wildflowers and insect diversity.