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A new study has uncovered key details for how the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid fever identifies a host’s immune cells and delivers toxins that disrupt the immune system and allow the pathogen to spread.

A Cornell-led team took an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics.

The world’s elite dogs vied for titles at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, and for the second year in a row, Cornell veterinarians were on call to care for the competitors.

Wojtek Pawlowski, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics, is partnering with French biotech company Meiogenix, with the goal of more effectively engineering maize, the world’s top staple crop.

The event, “Roundtable on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Public Health, Politics and Global Perspective,” was held Feb. 11 on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. 

Angela Poole, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, and Gerlinde Van de Walle, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, have both been awarded $25,000 each to launch or support research.

A group of researchers led by adjunct professor David Stern, president of the Boyce Thompson Institute, has developed a type of corn that is chill-resistant, which could increase growing area and productivity.

Undergraduates can now apply for the new Science Communication and Public Engagement minor, designed to prepare students to be socially engaged scientists who can clearly communicate their findings.

Cornell has signed on with the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science, a consortium of America’s leading higher education institutions focused on demonstrating the public value of research.