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Latest from the CALS Newsroom

Yellowish, clear vitamin D pills


Study: Vitamin D won’t limit risk, severity of COVID-19
Multiple studies had suggested an association between vitamin D and COVID-19 risk, raising hopes that vitamin D supplements might help to prevent or minimize infections – speculation that has received widespread media attention and boosted...
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition
A gloved hand cleans a glass surface


Swiping, swabbing elevates processing plant food safety
“Food scientists know that for processing plants, visual inspection is not a reliable indicator of cleaning-protocol success,” said Randy Worobo, professor of food science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and faculty fellow...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
Paullinia up close


18.5M-year-old vine fossil identified as new species
The new species, named Ampelorhiza heteroxylon, belongs to a diverse group of tropical lianas called Paullinieae, within the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). More than 475 species of Paullinieae live in the tropics today. Researchers identified...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Biology
Alejandra Gandolfo


Gandolfo profiled in Museum of the Earth exhibit
Alejandra Gandolfo, associate professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, is profiled in Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology, an exhibit from the Museum of the Earth and the Paleontological...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section