Study teases out strategies to prevent fatal deer disease re-entering NY

Deer hunters were more likely to be swayed by social media messages about the potential risks of chronic wasting disease if they came from a source they believed aligned with their own views and values.

Mice without immune cells show no SARS-CoV-2 symptoms

The inflammatory response from adaptive immune cells – such as B and T lymphocytes – clears the body of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but at the same time, it also causes the characteristic symptoms of COVID-19, a new study finds.

Most of the land humans need to thrive is unprotected

More than 80% of global land area needed to maintain human well-being and meet biodiversity targets is at risk of conflict with human development, according to a new study led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

NIH-funded initiative to study health disparities among rural youth in NY

With new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cornell faculty will investigate how SBHCs are not only leaving a positive impact on students, but also on the wider community’s well-being and public services across four counties in upstate New York.

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Humanized mice reveal arsenic may raise diabetes risk only for males

A new study – using lab mice genetically modified with a human gene to shed light on a potential link between arsenic exposure and diabetes – revealed that while the male mice exposed to arsenic in drinking water developed diabetes, the female mice did not.

Fastest swimming insect could inspire uncrewed boat designs

Whirligig beetles – the world’s fastest-swimming insect – achieve surprising speeds by employing a strategy shared by fast-swimming marine mammals and water fowl.

Brian Lanphere to lead Cornell AES’ Musgrave Research Farm

Brian Lanphere has been hired as supervisor of Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY.

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Executive seed industry program bolsters research, collaboration

Cornell faculty led professional training for seed industry experts in Asia during a four-day event in India in December.

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New FAO book highlights Bt eggplant success for Bangladesh

A new FAO book highlights agricultural biotechnologies used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries and features a case study on Bt eggplant, the first bioengineered food crop approved in South Asia.

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