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New insights on flowering could boost cassava crops

Two new publications examining cassava flowering reveal insights into the genetic and environmental factors underpinning one of the world’s most critical food security crops.

Engineers may learn from bees for optimal honeycomb designs

Honeybees are skilled architects who plan ahead and solve design challenges when constructing honeycombs, offering strategies that engineers may learn from when they use honeycomb structures in industry.  

BioEntrepreneurship program to fuel NYS life science startups

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is announcing a new BioEntrepreneurship Initiative to connect MBA students and life science researchers to life science companies in NYS while catalyzing the formation of new life science startups.

Cell-analysis technique could combat tuberculosis

A new method that analyzes how individual immune cells react to the bacteria that cause the disease could pave the way for new vaccine strategies, and provide insights into fighting other infectious diseases around the world.

Advanced microscopy shines light on new CRISPR-Cas system

A new study describes how an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers used a state-of-the-art microscopy technique to reveal protein structures and key steps of a CRISPR-Cas system that holds promise for developing an improved gene editing tool.

$1M NASA grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa

Cornell researchers will develop the first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines “bottom up” ecological modeling with “top down” satellite data, thanks to a three-year, $1 million NASA grant.

Four Specialists Join New York Sea Grant

Four new extension specialists have joined New York Sea Grant (NYSG) in its mission of “Bringing Science to the Shore” as part of a collaborative program between Cornell and the State University of New York.

Around Cornell

New program to speed salmon breeding

Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.

Doggy donors, students help expand animal blood bank

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is launching its own blood bank for companion animals. There are only a handful of veterinary blood banks across the country, and it is uncommon for animal hospitals to have their own.