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Sontag Foundation grants $1.2M for brain cancer research
The awardees are Marcos Simoes-Costa, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Dan A. Landau, associate professor of medicine and a member of the Sandra and Edward Meyer...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Development
  • Genetics
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Poultry biotech startup wins $1M Grow-NY top prize
Soos and six other finalists were awarded a total of $3 million in prizes following the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 17-18. Administered by Cornell and funded by Empire State Development, Grow-NY capitalized on the virtual format to expand...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Organic
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Study: Air pollution laws aimed at human health also help birds
Improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss of 1.5 billion birds during the past 40 years, the study found. That’s nearly 20% of bird life in the United States today. The study, conducted by...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
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Learning Curve: Communication course offers some normalcy in COVID semester
In normal times, an audience of that size would be a sparse turnout for a venue that can accommodate more than 1,300. But due to the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are just 100 available spots scattered...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to measure crop underworld
Now, a Cornell project funded by two separate three-year grants will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow. A $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant...
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows
The association elected 489 new fellows in 2020, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Sweet Science: Conceived by CALS grad students, Grabanzos are a healthier alternative
Born in a food science class in CALS, the novel product does involve those hearty legumes, also known as garbanzo beans—but by the time the tasty snack gets to your mouth, they’re all but unrecognizable. Sold online and in a growing number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Researchers identify genetics behind deadly oat blight
The study, “Victorin, the Host-Selective Cyclic Peptide Toxin from the Oat Pathogen Cochliobolus victoriae, is Ribosomally Encoded,” was published Sept. 15 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Victoria blight is caused...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Disease

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Schwartz research award applications due Dec. 11

Established in 2016, the competitive award supports faculty in Ithaca, Geneva and at Cornell Tech who are leading innovative research and pilot experiments expected to generate preliminary data that could lead to securing a larger grant. Due to...

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Cornell tool connects farmers to Walmart climate goals
To address this need, researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have developed an online greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting tool, FAST-GHG, to help quantify these emissions in crop production. Walmart Inc. is...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science