New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. – Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown – until now. Cornell researchers […]

Mutant enzyme study aids in understanding of sirtuin’s functions

ITHACA, N.Y. – The enzyme sirtuin 6, or SIRT6, serves many key biological functions in regulating genome stability, DNA repair, metabolism and longevity, but how its multiple enzyme activities relate to its various functions is poorly understood. A team of Cornell University researchers, led by Hening Lin, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has devised […]

Exoplanet exploring researchers land at Cornell June 13-14

WHAT: Young researchers in exoplanet science will present research and discuss emerging ideas at the second annual Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium (ERES). WHEN: Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14 WHERE: Room 120, Physical Sciences Building, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Daryl Lovell […]

Cornell launches new School of Integrative Plant Science with $35M investment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Plant and soil scientists at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been sowing the seeds of sustainability, food security and improved human health for more than a century. A new initiative will help position the college for the future and create a new face for the plant and soil […]

Remembering Ted Parker

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE:  Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 Contact: Joe Schwartz Phone:  (607) 254-6235 Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu Remembering Ted Parker The legacy of this legendary field biologist lives on ITHACA, N.Y. — Saturday, Aug. 3, marks the 20th anniversary of the death of renowned ornithologist and conservationist Theodore A. Parker III. Parker’s death at age […]