‘Swarmalators’ better envision synchronized microbots

A simple model that simultaneously simulates swarming behaviors and synchronized timing takes a step toward engineering microrobots and furthering our understanding of such phenomena in biology.

Nine professors win NSF early-career awards

Researchers studying statistics applications in systems biology and next-generation wireless technology are among the nine Cornell faculty members who’ve received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

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Study unlocks clues to naked mole-rats’ exceptional fertility

A new study sheds light on unique processes that bestow naked mole-rats with what seems like eternal fertility, findings that could eventually point to new therapies for people.

Single gene causes stinging cell to lose its sting

Disabling a single regulatory gene in a species of sea anemone caused a cell used for hunting and self-defense to completely shift its form and function, opening a door to better understanding evolutionary mechanisms, according to a new study.

Researchers create custom technology in quest to understand memory

A pair of researchers in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior are designing new technology and research methods to discover how brain circuits support learning and memory.

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Canine distemper now threatens big cats in Nepal

Although researchers have suspected distemper was infecting tigers and leopards, this study is the first definitive proof of infection in Nepal’s big cats.

August, Russell elected to microbiology academy

Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, and David Russell, both professors in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology.

Five early-career faculty win Sloan Research Fellowships

Assistant professors Eshan Chattopadhyay, Debanjan Chowdhury, Andrew Musser, Angeline Pendergrass and Andrej Singer have won 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Food coloring, anti-caking nanoparticles may affect human gut

Metal oxide nanoparticles – commonly used as food coloring and anti-caking agents in commercial ingredients – may damage parts of the human intestine, say Cornell and Binghamton University scientists.