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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.

Massive, indeed: Shark MOOC has attracted thousands

In five years, a massive open online course on sharks developed by Cornell and the University of Queensland and offered through edX has wildly exceeded expectations.

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Study tracks how milk nutrients shape infant microbiome

A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants.

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The effectiveness of exclusion netting in protecting New York state's berries from the invasive spotted wing drosophila is documented in new research from Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech.

Robots, know-how drive COVID lab’s massive testing effort

The Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory will yield test results within 24 hours for 5,000 to 7,000 Cornell students, staff and faculty per day.

Researchers help inform cassava breeding worldwide

Scientists in Cornell’s NextGen Cassava project have uncovered new details regarding cassava’s genetic architecture that may help breeders more easily pinpoint traits for one of Africa’s key crops.