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Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

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Jan 30, 2015
Faculty members Nina Bassuk, Marie Caudill and Rajit Manohar have been named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for their inspiring teaching of undergraduates, President David Skorton announced. Read more

Mealworm 'meat' team competes to feed the world

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Jan 29, 2015
Think tofu but with a creepy-crawly, sustainable twist: A Cornell food science team will compete Feb. 14 at the Thought for Food Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, with C-fu – a new protein product made entirely of crushed mealworms. Read more

Diabetes in rats treated with engineered probiotic

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Jan 27, 2015
In a Cornell study of rats, researchers engineered a common gut bacteria, which when taken orally, helped control diabetes with the body’s own insulin. The study was published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes. Read more

Estate of LaBastille creates Woodswoman Scholarship Fund

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Jan 20, 2015
Anne LaBastille, ’55, Ph.D. ’69 inspired generations of women to enter the natural sciences with her Thoreau-inspired “Woodswoman” series of books. Now her estate will support doctoral-level women studying conservation or natural resources. Read more

Alumna fights Ebola on the front lines in Liberia

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Jan 20, 2015
CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Karlyn Beer ’06 helped Liberia combat Ebola on the front lines in the fall. She said safely caring for Ebola patients and preventing further transmission proved to be extremely complex. Read more

New computation method helps identify functional DNA

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Jan 20, 2015
Cornell scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells. The research was published in the Jan.19 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. Read more

NSF grant plants seeds for building better fruit trees

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Jan 12, 2015
Assistant professor of horticulture Kenong Xu is one of the leaders of a joint Cornell-USDA research team looking to uncover genes that control branch growth in fruit trees. The team received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more

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