Cornell ‘cosmic archeologist’ will study Juno mission mysteries starting July 4

Media Note: To access the full NASA Juno mission online press kit, click here. Any press inquiries on July 2, 3 or 4 should be directed to the NASA Juno newsroom at (818) 393-9011. ITHACA, N.Y. – On July 4, the veil over Jupiter’s mysteries will be ripped away with the arrival of NASA’s Juno […]

Fireworks fear? Tips to protect your pets

Many people enjoy the sounds and lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for your pets. Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University Hospital for animals and a lecturer on Community Practice Service at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, explains how to look for signs of distress and […]

Key to chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not head

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, Cornell University researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut […]

$2.3M grant funds app creation to diagnose diseases

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas’ disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will […]

In doctors we trust – especially when they admit to bias

ITHACA, N.Y. – A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more than we realize –especially if she says she is likely to recommend treatment in her field of expertise, known as “specialty bias.” Doing research in a real-world health care setting, a Cornell expert and her colleagues have found that when surgeons revealed their bias toward […]

Drone rules a modest step, but lack enforcement

Sarah Kreps, government professor at Cornell University and an expert on drones, says the regulations presented by the White House today take some modest steps to address routine commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft but fail to clarify enforcement. Bio: http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/kreps/ Kreps says: “As drones have become cheaper, more accessible, and more sophisticated, the government […]

How the butterfly got its spots

ITHACA, N.Y. – By tweaking just one or two genes, Cornell University researchers have altered the patterns on a butterfly’s wings. It’s not just a new art form, but a major clue to understanding how the butterflies have evolved, and perhaps to how color patterns – and other patterns and shapes – have evolved in […]

Cornell joins call for increased federal investment in agricultural research

ITHACA, N.Y. – Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S. agricultural production is losing ground […]

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

NEW YORK – A gift from Andrew ’71 and Ann Tisch to Cornell University and the American Technion Society has created an endowed professorship at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. The Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professorship will support the recruitment and retention of faculty who will drive the institute’s innovative […]

Exhibit offers Hudson riverfront defense against rising waters, climate change

To keep riverfront communities intact in the face of rising waters due to climate change, landscape architecture master’s students at Cornell University’s Climate-Adaptive Design (CAD) studio are sketching sturdy, flexible concepts for the south bay riverfront in Hudson, New York. Concepts are collected in an exhibition, “Waterfront Futures: Designing Resilience for an Epoch of Rising […]