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Scientists have long believed that a newborn’s immune system was an immature version of an adult’s, but new research shows that newborns’ T cells – white blood cells that protect from disease – outperform those of adults at fighting off numerous...

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
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A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men...

  • Crops
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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The findings The study identifies stark discrepancies in food production data worldwide, notably within livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. These sectors experience pronounced data gaps, especially at national and local levels, due to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Karl Czymmek has been named associate director of Cornell PRO-DAIRY. Czymmek also serves as a Dairy Climate Leadership specialist for PRO-DAIRY. As associate director Czymmek will work with director Dr. Thomas Overton and PRO-DAIRY specialist...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
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A hostile environment that threatens Latino noncitizens with deportation is associated with psychological distress among not only Latino noncitizens but also Latino U.S. citizens who aren’t vulnerable to deportation, a Cornell-led research group...

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Hosted by a new interfaith student group, the Community Care Dinner on Feb. 21 will bring Muslim and Jewish students and their allies together to build friendships and celebrate each other’s cultures.

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Field Note

In the wake of Nigeria's devastating 2022 floods, Mercy Awazi Abutsa, MPS ’24 , a dedicated advocate for climate action and rural development, found renewed purpose. Inspired by the urgent need to address climate change alongside existing...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Two faculty members – one studying killer fungi and the other using yeast to find safer painkillers – are winners of Schwartz grants, given annually to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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A new workshop series seeks to uncover and dismantle the sometimes-hidden biases that women and gender-expansive people experience in attaining and being successful in leadership positions. The Gender Inclusive Leadership Series, sponsored by...
  • Mann Library
  • Entomology
  • Communication
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Cornell researchers have found that when laboratory mice are placed in large outdoor enclosures, male behavior was essentially the same as genetically wild mice, but females displayed radically different behaviors.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Andrew Reid Bell will join the Department of Global Development at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the inaugural Schleifer Family Professor of Sustainability, effective July 1, 2024. Bell's research identifies...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Global Development
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Awards A Cornell University team comprising Graduate Student Stephanie Belina won second place at the International Virtual Reality Healthcare Association’s first Healthcare Hackathon Invitational, hosted at Ringling College of Art and Design...
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The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source $20 million to build a new precision X-ray beamline for research on biological and environmental systems.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Plant Biology Section
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Research involving animal models – for purposes such as developing new vaccines or regenerative medicines – generally employ mice, but new Cornell research has identified another species that could be valuable in this type of work.

  • Animal Science
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
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To conduct low-cost and scalable synthetic biological experiments, Cornell researchers have created a new version of a microbe to compete economically with E. coli – a bacteria used to synthesize proteins.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Bacteria
  • Synthetic Biology
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With thousands of strategically placed cameras covering more than 27,000 square miles in central and western New York, Cornell biologists show that bobcat populations remain critically low.

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Julie Suarez has been named the inaugural director of translational research programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Suarez will remain CALS’ associate dean for land-grant affairs while she fulfills the five-year...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
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Field Note

Master of Landscape Architecture student Kate Chesebrough spent six weeks this summer working as an urban forestry research fellow with the Center for International Forestry and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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While New York’s farmers face more extreme weather events, they are learning to adapt, says a new statewide climate impacts assessment, led and written by two Cornell researchers.

  • Soil
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science