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Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater
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
A woman stands in front of a bookshelf washed in purple light.


Purple bacteria is one of the primary contenders for life that could dominate a variety of Earth-like planets orbiting different stars, and would produce a distinctive "light fingerprint," Cornell scientists report.

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
A female and male student work with a male teacher in a laboratory classroom holding vials.


Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have created an “extension without penalty” system that features two assignment deadlines – an “ideal” and an EWP – and charted how the penalty-free extensions were used by students.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Biology
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Want to study biology?


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