Role of hippocampus in two functions of memory revealed

A study in rats teases apart the role of the hippocampus in two functions of memory – one that remembers associations between time, place and what one did, and another that allows one to predict or plan future actions based on past experiences.

Conference highlights humanities projects on the theme of “Crossing”

The Society’s fall conference on Oct. 27 will feature talks by seven multidisciplinary fellows.

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Research repository arXiv receives $10M for upgrades

Cornell Tech has announced a total of more than $10 million in gifts and grants from the Simons Foundation and the National Science Foundation, respectively, to support arXiv, a free distribution service and open-access archive for scholarly articles.

Large-scale study reveals new genetic details of diabetes

In experiments of unprecedented scale, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the NIH have advanced efforts to better understand and ultimately treat this common metabolic disease.

Yeast speeds discovery of medicinal compounds in plants

Cornell researchers have harnessed the power of baker’s yeast to create a cost-effective and highly efficient approach for unraveling how plants synthesize medicinal compounds, and they have used the new method to identify key enzymes in a kratom tree.

Library publishes catalog on Jewish fables

Cornell University Library published the catalog Fables in Jewish Culture: The Jon A. Lindseth Collection, a comprehensive guide to the nearly 400 Jewish fables from around the world that Lindseth entrusted to the library in 2018.

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Research: Nature’s missing evolutionary law identified

An interdisciplinary group of researchers has identified a missing aspect of the theory of evolution that applies to essentially everything.

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Stephens-Davidowitz named Packard Fellow

Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Bowers CIS, has been named a Packard Foundation Fellow for his work in theoretical computer science and cryptography.

Students from all majors invited to mathematical modeling contest

The annual competition, slated for Nov. 10-13, allows students to work on open-ended real world problems, showcasing the multifaceted nature of applied mathematics. 

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