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Environmental policies not always bad for business, study finds
The analysis found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, market-based or incentive-based policies may actually benefit regulated firms in the traditional and “green” energy sectors, by spurring innovation and improvements in production...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior
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$1.3M funds research for a kinder, more inclusive internet
The Citizens and Technology (CAT) Lab, led by J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, recently received nearly $1.3 million in grants to further its citizen science studies on the effects of digital technology on society.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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‘Jumping genes’ repeatedly form new genes over evolution
A long-proposed mechanism for creating genes, called exon shuffling, works by shuffling functional blocks of DNA sequences into new genes that express proteins. A study, “Recurrent Evolution of Vertebrate Transcription Factors by Transposase...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Evolution
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Antibiotic tolerance study paves way for new treatments
Antibiotic tolerance is the ability of bacteria to survive exposure to antibiotics, in contrast to antibiotic resistance, when bacteria actually grow in the presence of antibiotics. Tolerant bacteria can lead to infections that persist after...
  • Microbiology
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease
Jaron Porciello

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Porciello to join journal editorial committee at Data & Policy
Data & Policy aims to promote a new theory of policy-data interactions by publishing work that considers systems of policy and data and how they relate to each other, according to the journal. The peer-reviewed journal accepts contributions from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
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Field Note

Brennan Hyden: Exploring willow’s potential as a sustainable bioenergy crop
Brennan Hyden is a Ph.D. candidate working in the lab of Larry Smart, professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech, where his work focuses on using willow as a sustainable bioenergy crop. For his excellence in bioenergy research, Hyden was...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Leaders valued over managers, regardless of fit
Romanticization of leadership over time has put decision-makers at risk of overvaluing prototypical leaders – who are seen as inspiring and motivating – even in situations calling for prototypical management skills such as hiring, supervising...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Behavior

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Communication Professor Sahara Byrne to join CALS senior leadership team

“I am honored to serve the legacy of CALS in this capacity,” Byrne said. “CALS is a college focused on collaborative and innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing our planet and our place as humans thriving upon it.” In this new...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Department of Communication
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Field Note

A community approach to smallholder farm success in Africa

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development