Center for Technology Licensing program continues to fund early-stage Cornell lab innovations

Eight projects have been selected from the Fall 2023 application cycle to receive Ignite Innovation Acceleration grants. The grants are designed to help project teams pursue licensing, form startups, and forge industry collaborations.

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Cornell Feline Health Center launches playful CatGPT

Feline-centric chatbot connects cat owners with credible, science-based information in a novel way. Users can ask the chatbot questions, get to the answers quickly and ask follow-up questions – or even play games.

Computer model helps grape growers adapt to shorter winters

A new Cornell-developed computer model that estimates the temperatures that cause freeze damage in a dozen grape cultivars can help growers plan for the season when damage does occur.

Creating a remote sensor to detect health troubles

The device could be particularly helpful for patients with geriatric heart failure and other serious conditions.

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Funding connects undergrads to sustainability research

Cornell Atkinson has announced four new projects to be funded through Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research Grants.

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Students from 29 campuses join forces for health hackathon

Teams addressed the weekend’s patient safety challenges related to medication, patient care, procedures/surgery, infection and diagnostic error.

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Tryptophan in diet, gut bacteria protect against E. coli infection

The research reveals how dietary tryptophan – an amino acid – can be broken down by gut bacteria into small molecules called metabolites that ultimately keep E. coli from colonizing in the gut.

Sperm formation step could hold clues to male contraception

A cross-college collaboration is opening new doors in the study of male infertility by breaking down a key step in sperm formation. Isolating the intricacies of meiotic sex chromosome inactivation, will now enable researchers to identify what happens when that key step fails.

Citizen scientists’ ‘glass eel’ data helps protect Hudson River

The Hudson River Eel Project – which has netted, counted and released roughly 2 million juvenile eels since its inception in 2008 – owes its success to a cadre of nearly 1,000 high school, college and adult citizen scientists donating time and effort each spring along the Hudson River.