Targeting unsuspected protein reverses lymphedema

A Cornell-led collaboration built a 3D in-vitro model of a functional human lymphatic vessel that revealed a surprising mechanism that can jam up the necessary drainage

Scholars spearhead anthology of women’s theater writing

Two College of Arts and Sciences scholars have published the first wide-ranging anthology of theater theory and dramatic criticism by women and woman-identified writers, with entries by more than 80 scholars, including Cornell faculty and alumni.

Organizing can give tenants power to effect change

In new research, Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, demonstrates how people within racially and economically marginalized communities can, through organizing, build political power in response to poor living conditions.

Metal-loving microbes savor green way to refine rare earth

Cornell scientists have replaced the harsh chemical processing of rare earth elements – used to power electric cars, wind turbines and smartphones – with a benign practice called biosorption.

Research: What happens when we assign human qualities to companies?

New research from the Nolan Hotel School sheds light on the ways people assess organizations.

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Gamers help highlight disparities in algorithm data

Diversity of thought regarding gamers’ opinions of games makes for better algorithms that help audiences around the globe pick the right games, according to new research from Cornell, Xbox and Microsoft Research.

New presidential advisory puts food at the heart of U.S. health policy

An American Heart Association Presidential Advisory, co-authored by Mario Herrero, professor in global development, calls for building on existing research and implementing cross-sector approaches to Food Is Medicine. 

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Gene discovery takes aim at hemp nemesis: powdery mildew

Researchers have discovered a gene in hemp that helps the plant resist powdery mildew, giving the fledgling hemp industry a new tool to combat the prevalent disease.

When needs compete, love trumps thirst

Researchers tracked the brain’s dopamine reward system and found – for the first time ­– this system flexibly retunes toward the most important goal when faced with multiple competing needs.