Cornell startups get $3M from NYS to impede disease outbreak

Halomine and Inso Biosciences – both from Cornell incubators – have received $3 million in New York state grants to help thwart disease outbreaks and expand the state’s life science industries.

Herrero to bolster global dietary report with food system modeling

Mario Herrero, a professor in the Department of Global Development and a Cornell Atkinson Scholar, has been appointed to the EAT-Lancet 2.0 leadership team to spearhead the modeling workstream.

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For the birds: Battling the threat of avian influenza

Faculty and staff at Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center have helped prevent the spread of the devastating disease in New York, keeping the number of cases remarkably low.

Craib and Fiani win graduate, professional teaching prize

Raymond Craib (A&S) and Nadine Fiani (Veterinary College) have each been honored with the university’s highest award for teaching graduate and professional students.

Layering, not liquid: Astronomers explain Mars’ watery reflections

Some scientists recently interpreted reflections on Mars as proof of liquid water, but a Cornell researcher has demonstrated that similar reflections can be generated by interference between geological layers, without liquid water.

New faculty director takes helm of Office of Undergraduate Biology

One of Nicholson’s priorities is to help students who come from under-resourced high schools.

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Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development

The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students.

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Intestinal fortitude: Gut coils hold secrets of organ formation

A new study reveals how vertebrate guts form, with implications for how other organs develop.

Discovery explains cancer chemotherapy resistance, offers solution

Researchers have uncovered a novel pathway that explains how cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapies, which in turn offers a potential solution for preventing chemo-resistance.