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Cornell’s first Laidlaw scholars research, lead

The Laidlaw scholars at Cornell are diving into a world of research. Over the first summer of the program, 24 Cornellians selected for the prestigious international program completed research projects on topics ranging from migration and big data to entomology, engineering communications and animal science.

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Department of Defense funds research on rare eye condition

Weill Cornell Medicine has received a $1.27 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to develop treatment for a rare but devastating eye condition largely affecting military personnel who suffer traumatic eye injuries in combat.

New tool predicts where coronavirus binds to human proteins

A computational tool will greatly benefit our understanding of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the development of drugs that block sites where the virus binds with human proteins.

Parallels in human, dog oral tumors could speed new therapies

Recent Cornell research compared the profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the road.

Wild turkey patient has reason for gratitude

While Thanksgiving may be a perilous time for turkeys, one wild turkey has a lot to be grateful for as she recovers at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital from a dog attack.

Study digs up roles bacteria play in global carbon cycle

Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.

Program promotes African links, diversity in plant sciences

The Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa, a program that brings master’s students from sub-Saharan Africa to Cornell to complete doctorate degrees in horticulture, has now added a second assistantship for African Americans. 

Bacteria could extract elements for modern tech sustainably

An engineered bacteria may solve challenges of extracting rare earth elements from ore, which are vital for modern life but refining them is costly, environmentally harmful and mostly occurs abroad.

Food scientists create zinc index for human body

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.