40 years of crop research shows inequities

A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men and women.

Agrarian Studio expands with Future of Work fellowship

Hadia Akhtar Khan, a post-doctoral associate, is working with Associate Professor Sarah Besky to build a scholarly community and host conferences at Cornell.

Around Cornell

Nanofiber bandages fight infection, speed healing

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has identified an innovative way to harness the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the botanical compound lawsone to make nanofiber-coated cotton bandages that fight infection and help wounds heal more quickly.

Engaging youth leads to more inclusive public spaces

Outside of the token skate park, the diverse needs of New York state teens are often ignored when planners design public spaces. A new collaboration between a College of Human Ecology professor and Cornell Cooperative Extension seeks to put an end to that.

Global Cornell opens call for proposals to imagine better future

Cornell researchers have the opportunity to take a long stride toward an alternative future full of possibility, with support from Global Cornell’s new Global Grand Challenge: The Future. On Jan. 29 Global Cornell opened what will be the initiative’s only call for proposals.

Gene expression atlas captures where ovulation can go awry

An interdisciplinary collaboration used a cutting-edge form of RNA tagging to map the gene expression that occurs during follicle maturation and ovulation in mice, an approach that could lead to therapeutic treatments for infertility.

Vaping labels challenge: Encouraging adults, dissuading kids

In a recent study published in Social Science and Medicine, a multidisciplinary team sought to deepen regulators’ understanding of how both adults and teens respond to warning labels on e-cigarettes.

New method could help estimate wildlife disease spread

A new method could be used by biologists to estimate the prevalence of disease in free-ranging wildlife and help determine how many samples are needed to detect a disease.

Team designing digital health tools for pregnant refugees wins NAM prize

An intercampus collaboration that aims to provide digital health care tools to pregnant refugee women, who are at elevated risk for pregnancy complications but often afraid to seek medical care, has been awarded a National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Prize.