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The past half-century has seen dramatic changes in the ways food is produced, making diets more affordable for billions of people across the globe. But those gains have come with inequitable costs to human and environmental health, according to new research that points the way towards more sustainable ways to structure food systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
  • Food
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Researchers have uncovered a novel pathway that explains how cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapies, which in turn offers a potential solution for preventing chemo-resistance.

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition

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Rocky An ’23 proposes a theory that could solve the decades-old mystery of why astronauts’ immune systems become suppressed in space.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
Khadija Monis ’24

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Nine Afghan undergraduates from Bangladesh-based Asian University for Women, who fled their country after the Taliban took control in August 2021, have been admitted as Cornell students with full financial aid.

  • Health + Nutrition
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Cornell, Oxford to lead grants aimed at boosting iron nutrition

In an international, multi-institutional effort, Cornell’s Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

  • Water
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
Two students stand beside their project poster which reads "Implementing Nutrition Education in Harlem, NY."

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More than 100 students presented their work on a wide array of projects aimed at improving access to public health everywhere from Tompkins County to Tanzania, as part of the 2022 Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium, held...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Health + Nutrition