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Babies use their immune system differently but efficiently

Scientists have long believed that a newborn’s immune system was an immature version of an adult’s, but new research shows that newborns’ T cells – white blood cells that protect from disease – outperform those of adults at fighting off numerous...

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
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Cornell researchers have taken an important step toward harnessing CRISPR gene editing in “targeted, safe and potent” cancer treatment, according to Ailong Ke, professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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In this year’s Racker Lecture, “Sex and Death” on Thurs., Oct. 5, molecular biologist Barbara Meyer will explore cell fates and how they come about in metazoans, using C. elegans as a model.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

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  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Linda Nicholson, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, is a recipient of the 2023 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity.

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics