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Ladybugs love their leafy greens

A new study reveals that aphid-eating ladybugs must supplement their diets with plant leaves in order to acquire an essential compound. 

Alliance for Science expands mission with $10M reinvestment

The Cornell Alliance for Science is expanding its mission of science communication and advocacy and broadening its commitment to diversity and inclusion thanks to $10 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Passion for 3D printing, engineering fuels veterinary startup

First-year veterinary student Sean Bellefeuille’s startup creates anatomical models of animals with a 3D-printer. These models help veterinary surgeons better prepare for surgery on their patients.

E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis

Scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.

$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project

A Cornell scientist is leading a multi-institution team that’s helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Mobile phone-based saliva test wins NIH prize

Cornell researchers’ concept for a mobile phone-based system to detect infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies in saliva was awarded a $100,000 NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge prize.

Veterinary college team IDs gene that drives ovarian cancer

Scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine have published a study that pinpoints which specific genes drive or delay high-grade serious ovarian carcinoma, the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in U.S. women.

Twenty new Engaged Faculty Fellows named

Twenty faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

Lost frogs rediscovered with environmental DNA

Scientists have detected signs of a frog listed extinct and not seen since 1968, using an innovative technique to locate declining and missing species in two regions of Brazil.