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Citizen science data tracks battle of birds vs. bacteria

House finches are locked in a deadly cycle of immunity and new strains of bacterial infection in battling an eye disease that halved their population when it first emerged 25 years ago, according to new research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Pioneering animal scientist Van Soest dies at 91

Peter Van Soest, professor emeritus of animal science, one of the most influential animal scientists of his generation, died on March 21 in Ithaca.

Persistent rehab helps aging collie recover from dislocated hip

Max the rough collie is still spry at age 10, but last May his exuberance led him to the emergency room at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Thanks to veterinarians, Max has become an example of what rehabilitation therapy can do for an injured pet of his age.

Cornell virologist elected president of world's foremost virology society

Colin Parrish, Ph.D. ’84, the John M. Olin Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, has been elected president of the American Society for Virology. Parrish will take office in July 2021 and serve a three-year term.

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Expert panel explains science behind COVID-19 vaccines

Cornell immunology experts answered common questions about vaccines during a virtual Q&A-style panel discussion, The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines.

Isolation alters visual areas of brain in social wasps

Just as humans are challenged from the social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps.

Seven students to receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Representing Cornell’s four contract colleges, the recipients of the 2021 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence will be recognized during a virtual ceremony April 14.

Soil bacteria could improve crop yields, via fungi

The findings from Boyce Thompson Institute researchers could point the way to cost-effective, eco-friendly ways of enriching soil and reducing reliance on conventional fertilizers.

Virtual panel will explain science behind COVID-19 vaccines

Cornell will host a virtual Q&A and panel discussion, “The Science behind COVID-19 Vaccines: A Conversation with Cornell’s Immunology Experts,” Monday April 12 from 4 to 5 p.m.