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Enzyme key to triggering anti-cancer immune response

An enzyme implicated in autoimmune diseases and viral infections also regulates radiation therapy's ability to trigger an immune response against cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine scientists found in a new study.

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N.Y. honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find

A small mite is causing big trouble for New York state's honeybee population and putting in peril the fruit and vegetable crops that depend on these pollinators.

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Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom dies at 88

Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.

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N.Y. honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find

A small mite is causing big trouble for New York state's honeybee population and putting in peril the fruit and vegetable crops that depend on these pollinators.

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CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

Four Cornell computer science researchers will receive $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that will improve cybersecurity.

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Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe.

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Resort legend, Lyft founder honored with Hotel School awards

The School of Hotel Administration honored a hotel industry legend and a pioneer in ride-sharing apps at its ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards June 6 at The Pierre in Manhattan.

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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children's health

University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.

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Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.

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Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

Using a technique it devised, a research group led by professor Matt DeLisa has shown the ability to take membrane proteins out of the membrane and turn them into water-soluble biocatalysts.

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The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests

A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

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The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests

A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

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Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum

Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.

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Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

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Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

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Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

In the year 2100, more than 2 billion people - those who live on islands or along coasts - could become climate change refugees due to rising sea levels, according to Cornell researchers.

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Berry for your thoughts: Contest seeks name for grape

Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell's newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 is offering the public the chance to name it.

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Berry for your thoughts: Contest seeks name for grape

Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell's newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 is offering the public the chance to name it.

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Cohen wins Gates grant for her new take on male contraception

Geneticist Paula Cohen has won $100,000 Gates Foundation grant to develop a radical approach to contraception: preventing the sperm cell from developing, before it ever reaches the egg. She was chosen from 1,600 applicants.

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Human tissue model developed to test colon cancer drugs

The first-ever 'disease in a Petri dish' platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, allowing them to identify a targeted drug treatment for a common, inherited form of the disease.

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