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Look before you leap: Study provides safety guidelines for diving

New research in biomechanics measures the impact of head-first, hand-first and feet-first diving and the likelihood of injury at different diving heights.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Health + Nutrition
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Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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A combination of ecological field methods and AI has helped an interdisciplinary research group detect eelgrass wasting disease from San Diego to southern Alaska, and determine that it’s caused by warmer-than-normal water temperatures.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Climate Change
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After many rounds of brainstorming, the lab group found inspiration during President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, when Gorman read her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Organisms
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Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Rosa Puertollano Senior Investigator Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Center NIH/NHLBI BMCB Field Candidate Sponsored by the field of BMCB Hosted by: Fenghua Hu fh87 [at] cornell.edu If you need...
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