Deserts ‘breathe’ water vapor, study shows

A Cornell-designed probe shows how water vapor penetrates powders and grains – a finding that could have wide-ranging applications in pharmaceutical research, agriculture and food processing, and planetary exploration.

Checkpoints enable precision in cells’ molecule intake

New research finds that cells are much more precise in how they ingest substances than previously thought, opening the door to potential treatments for several diseases.

Migrations project helps refugees claim health care rights

A Cornell collaboration crossing medicine, law, technology and communication is aiming to encourage the use of health care benefits by refugees in the U.S. – who often suffer poor health but are using these entitlements less than they have in the past.

‘Chopped Junior’ winner finds healing through food

Cassidy Tryon won Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” at age 12, shortly before being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. She's now studying food science at Cornell while continuing to master cooking for her diet.

Promising nose spray could prevent and treat COVID-19

A newly discovered small molecule could be sprayed into people’s noses to prevent COVID-19 illness prior to exposure and provide early treatment if administered soon after infection, according to a study in mice led by Cornell researchers.

Nancy Schlichting ’79 named to Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame

Nancy Schlichting '79 is a pioneering leader the healthcare industry, an enthusiastic supporter of the Sloan Program in Health Administration and now an honoree in the Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame.

Around Cornell

Study reveals structure of anti-tumor therapy’s target

Using cutting-edge techniques, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have visualized the structure of a receptor targeted by an anti-cancer immunotherapy. The finding may help scientists improve this type of cancer treatment.

‘Earth is transitioning’: Models suggest more megadroughts

By the end of this century, Cornell’s Flavio Lehner and others said that megadroughts – extended drought events that can last two decades – will be more severe and longer in the western U.S. than they are today.

Sperm research spawns new tests to detect stroke, concussion

Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine plan to develop an enzyme-based technology into a range of diagnostic tests that can be performed anywhere using a handheld device.