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Sea cucumber for sale in a market


Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity
  • Food
A blue gloves hand holding a beaker of chemicals.


A study identifies microbes that potentially play important roles in breaking down harmful PFAS chemicals and points to functional genes that may be involved.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Planet
  • Microbiology
 A young researcher working in a research lab


There are over 5 billion tons of plastic waste accumulated across the planet, much of which are microplastics that may harm human health and pose a long-term threat to agricultural productivity and food security. The gargantuan task of cleaning...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Food Science
  • Synthetic Biology
Two students, a man and a woman, use a soldering iron to rewire a toy.


The Big Red Adaptive Play and Design Initiative has brought independence and joy to local children with disabilities – and has created space for the engineering of assistive technologies at Cornell.

  • Biology
Partners cut the ribbon on a new facility


Cornell researchers and administrators joined industry and government partners to celebrate the opening of new animal respiration stalls in the Department of Animal Science.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Arjun Khakhar


Seminar from the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems ( CROPPS) Featuring Arjun Khakhar, assistant professor of biology at Colorado State University Tuesday, October 10 from 2-3 p.m. eastern time Hybrid event in Emerson 135 at...
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Biology
Celina Juliano


Seminar By Celina Juliano Associate Professor University of California, Davis Mechanisms of Development and Regeneration in Hydra Friday, May 19, 2023 | 3:30 PM G10 Biotech Building If you need accommodations to participate in this event please...
  • Biology
  • Genetics