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Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

A new study finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by lead shot has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast.

Flu, measles vaccines could help flatten COVID curve

While the world has celebrated the arrival of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19, new work by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Oxford shows that even unrelated vaccines could help reduce the burden of the pandemic.

Gillibrand visits CVM to promote pandemic legislation

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) visited the College of Veterinary Medicine on Jan. 7 to discuss bipartisan legislation proposing to establish centers of excellence for pandemic response and prevention.

Robot-assisted feeding the focus of $1.5M NSF grant

Tapo Bhattacharjee, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Bowers CIS, will use a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop assistive robotics for people with physical disabilities and their caregivers.

Startup granted EPA registration for disinfectant system

In a significant move to fight COVID-19 and other contagious pathogens in health care settings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Sterifre Medical, Inc. registration to begin commercial deployment of the company’s novel, automated device disinfectant system.

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Best time for COVID vaccination in pregnancy may be now

COVID-19 vaccination of expectant mothers elicits levels of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 outer “spike” protein at the time of delivery that don’t vary dramatically with the timing of vaccination during pregnancy and thus don’t justify delaying vaccination, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Portable prostate cancer test may help reach underserved men

Utilizing a test strip and small reader that return results in minutes, a faculty team’s proof-of-concept test could improve access by enabling more screening in community settings.

Lymphoma cell metabolism may provide new cancer target

Aggressive and relatively common lymphomas called diffuse large B cell lymphomas have a critical metabolic vulnerability that can be exploited to trick these cancers into starving themselves, according to a study from Cornell researchers.

Choline during pregnancy impacts children’s sustained attention

Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.