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Opinion: COVID-19 models must factor in nursing home spread

According to Weill Cornell researchers, epidemiological models of COVID-19 should take into account the special dynamics of the coronavirus’s spread in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Refugee children get better health, nutrition via e-vouchers

Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance.

16 faculty, staff members receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in state contract colleges at Cornell are receiving the 2019-20 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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Bacterial enzyme structure opens door for new antibiotics

Bacteria are growing increasingly antibiotic-resistant, but new research reveals how certain enzymes could be exploited to develop new classes of drugs to fight bacterial infections.

Five students receive SUNY graduate fellowships

Five Cornell students have been awarded $5,000 fellowships from the State University of New York to assist with SUNY graduate school expenses.

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrates with virtual Commencement

Weill Cornell Medicine’s digital commencement ceremony was held May 28, celebrating 390 graduates in the Class of 2020.

Researchers track how bacteria purge toxic metals

Cornell researchers combined genetic engineering, single-molecule tracking and protein quantitation to get a closer look at how living bacteria identify – and then build resistance to – toxic chemicals and metals. The knowledge could lead to the development of more effective antibacterial treatments.

Veterinary college seeks volunteers for COVID-19 study

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine is asking for human volunteers for a study into undiagnosed exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the local community.

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NSF-funded antimicrobial technology targets COVID-19

The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.