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Shoshana Das '16

Junior Shoshana Das wins Goldwater scholarship

Apr 15, 2015

Shoshana Das ’16 has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Scientists

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

Apr 8, 2015

Women make up 39 percent of Cornell's engineering undergraduates – almost twice the national average, according to a National Science Foundation report. The report also found Cornell has made strides with underrepresented groups in science.

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DNA safeguard may be key in cancer treatment

Mar 5, 2015

Cornell researchers have developed a new technique to understand the actions of key proteins required for cancer cells to proliferate. This could help guide the development of drugs currently in clinical trials.

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Students assess commercial viability of larva meal

Feb 10, 2015

Students have examined the commercial viability of an emerging business: farming housefly larva meal into animal or fish feed. They are working with faculty fellows at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Charles Darwin

Darwin Days highlights evolution on a local scale

Feb 9, 2015

Discover “Evolution in Your Backyard” and celebrate the life and ideas of Charles Darwin at campus and community events for Ithaca’s annual Darwin Days celebration, through Feb. 14.

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Diabetes in rats treated with engineered probiotic

Jan 27, 2015

In a Cornell study of rats, researchers engineered a common gut bacteria, which when taken orally, helped control diabetes with the body’s own insulin. The study was published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes.

James Eaglesham

Biology major James Eaglesham awarded Churchill scholarship

Jan 22, 2015

Biology major James Eaglesham '15 is heading to Cambridge University as the Cornell’s newest Churchill scholar. He is one of 14 students nationwide to receive this honor and Cornell’s 21st Churchill scholar since 1975.

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New computation method helps identify functional DNA

Jan 20, 2015

Cornell scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells. The research was published in the Jan.19 edition of the journal Nature Genetics.

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