Preventing pandemics by leaving bats undisturbed

Authors from the College of Veterinary Medicine say allowing bats to survive and thrive by letting them exist undisturbed in their habitats can pay other dividends around the world.

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Pond emission measurements improve climate predictions

The smallest and shallowest bodies of water exhibit the greatest variability of greenhouse gas emissions over time, according to a paper that could help improve the accuracy of climate models.

Preventing the next pandemic with nature-based solutions: webinar June 26

A Cornell webinar June 26 will discuss how protection and restoration of natural habitats can prevent pandemics while addressing climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Mathematical model that ‘changed everything’ turns 25

In 1998, Professor Steven Strogatz and then-student Duncan Watts, Ph.D. '97, published a model that launched the field of network science – the results of which are ubiquitous in today’s world. 

Humans have lost half primate ancestors' gut bacteria

A new study finds that hundreds of bacterial groups have evolved in the guts of primate species over millions of years, but humans have lost close to half of these symbiotic bacteria.

Cornell fetches high praise at Westminster dog show

On the final night of this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Riney Canine Health Center was recognized with a $10,000 gift from show sponsor Embark Veterinary, Inc. to support their work advancing studies that have the potential to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs’ lives.

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Cornell, Feed the Future collaboration expands options for farmers in Costa Rica

Research by Ph.D. student Sergio Puerto involved recruiting farmers as citizen-scientists to grow and assess seeds under a far greater diversity of conditions than would be possible for plant breeders to do alone.

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Unlikely coincidence blooms as classic weed guide gets updated

The classic identification guide “Weeds of the Northeast” sprouted from a collaboration of Cornell researchers. Now, a new edition of the book brings together a pair of uncannily named weed scientists: Antonio DiTommaso and Joseph DiTomaso.

$3.4M grant to tackle ‘biggest challenge’ to HIV cure

Cornell researchers will use a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether chemical inhibitors of epigenetic regulation – including many FDA-approved drugs – could be re-purposed to treat HIV-1 infections that are persistent in tissues and represent the biggest challenge for a cure.

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