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Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection.
14-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbug bird lovers: The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is back—always a popular feature of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The contest runs through March 12, with many great prizes available for biweekly winners...
14-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship – but squishier, says Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Cornell University College...
13-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Software helps create walkable cities of the future

Urbano, a free software launched Oct. 26 by Cornell researchers, employs data, metrics and an easy-to-use interface to help planners and architects add and assess walkability features in their designs as effectively as possible.
13-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Uncover Secrets of Nesting Birds With “Nest Quest Go!”

Secrets hidden in more than 300,000 index cards with hand-written information about nesting birds are gradually being revealed. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with Zooniverse, an online people-powered research tool, to digitize this...
13-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era revealed by radar tech

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell University researchers using a special type of radar in a novel way.
11-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aided by Cornell legal clinic, Ghana native rebuilding life in US

Cornell Law School's Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic worked to win asylum for a Ghanaian man who traveled to the United States after surviving a mob attack in Accra in 2015.
11-Nov-2019 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging

As the winter months approach, nearly 100 Alaskan sled dogs between the ages of 8 and 13 – former athletes past their glory days – are participating in a $4.2 million study at Cornell University in a quest for one of the holy grails of medicine:...
7-Nov-2019 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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