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Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, providing a tool to greatly advance our understanding of basic plant biology, and opening the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.

Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr, director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and professor of molecular biology and genetics, was awarded the prize for the landmark discovery of complexes that are central to life, health and disease.

Declining fish biodiversity poses risks for human nutrition

A computer modeling study finds that declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition due to varied nutritional benefits between species.

Six grants support joint research in China through pandemic

The Cornell China Center has announced six new grant awards, totaling $140,000, to support research by Cornell faculty teams partnering with researchers in China.

People prefer ‘natural’ strategies to reduce atmospheric carbon

Research led by Jonathon Schuldt ’04, associate professor of communication, found that a majority of the U.S. public is supportive of soil carbon storage as a climate change mitigation strategy, particularly when it’s viewed as “natural.”

Tiny dog’s big heart procedure is first of its kind at Cornell

The cardiology team at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals performed an unusual procedure to bring Buttercup, an 11-month-old Maltese-yorkie mix puppy with a rare congenital defect, back to good health.

Pollen-sized technology protects bees from deadly insecticides

A Cornell-developed technology provides beekeepers, consumers and farmers with an antidote for deadly pesticides, which kill wild and managed bees that pollinate crops.

CAU offers online classes with Cornell faculty for adults and youth this summer

Cornell's Adult University invites alumni, their friends and family, and the general public to expand their minds this summer by taking live, online courses for adults and youth taught by Cornell faculty and graduate students. 

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Award commends typhoid toxin and potential peptide therapy research

Drs. Sohyoung Lee and Abrrey Monreal, postdoctoral researchers in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, earned research awards for their work in typhoid toxin and peptide therapy research.

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