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Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail opens Oct. 5

a cross section of the Peterson parking
Published: 
October 2, 2018
Lace up your walking shoes and head to Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, which opens with a ceremony Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the parking lot across from the Dairy Bar on Tower Road.

Study finds glyphosate in cat and dog food

dog
Published: 
October 1, 2018
A new study finds that glyphosate, the active herbicidal ingredient in weed killers, was present at low levels in a variety of dog and cat foods.

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

 Coralie Salesse and David Stern examine corn stalks in a BTI greenhouse, as part of their research on enzymes and boosting photosynthesis
Published: 
October 1, 2018
Scientists from the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have boosted a carbon-craving enzyme called RuBisCO to turbocharge photosynthesis in corn – promising to improve agricultural efficiency and yield.

Postdocs honored with achievement awards

Postdocs
Published: 
September 24, 2018
Six postdocs at Cornell were honored with an inaugural Postdoc Achievement Award Sept. 17 for their contributions to community and inclusion.

Study reveals best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

Published: 
September 19, 2018
A Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested the effectiveness of wildflower strips for attracting pollinators to crops, with findings that could uncover the plant species most likely to produce optimal results.

Viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

A bacteriophage, a genetically engineered virus
Published: 
September 19, 2018
To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, Cornell food scientists now can employ a bacteriophage – a genetically engineered virus – in a test used in hard-to-reach areas around the world.

Seven projects awarded 2018 digitization grants

A piece from a collection of postcards of German female impersonators.
Published: 
September 11, 2018
Old treasures from Cornell’s archives are starting new digital lives through the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which is funding seven projects this year.

New York ag program sends teachers to national conference

Published: 
September 10, 2018
For the first time, New York Agriculture in the Classroom dedicated scholarship funding to provide New York teachers the opportunity to attend the professional development conference with a focus on teaching through a lens of food and agriculture.

Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process

Published: 
September 10, 2018
For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell scientists developed a device that quickly corrals strong, viable sperm.

Cornell, Medstrada announce partnership

Published: 
September 4, 2018
Cornell CALS and venture capital firm Medstrada announced Sept. 4 that they have partnered to support startup companies in New York focused on innovation in food and nutrition technology.

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