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New Findings Explain How UV Rays Trigger Skin Cancer


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...
18-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Scanning Project of 20,000 Animals Makes Details Available Worldwide


What began as a Twitter joke between two researchers has turned into a four-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to take 3-D digital scans of 20,000 museum vertebrate specimens and make them available to everyone online.
17-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Keep Saturn’s a Ring Contained, Its Moons Stand United


For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn’s moon Janus confined the planet’s A ring – the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA’s Cassini mission data, Cornell astronomers now conclude that the...
17-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shape-Shifting Octopus Inspires 3-D Morphing Material

A Cornell University engineering and physics team is using the octopus as inspiration for a method to morph flat surfaces into three-dimensional ones on demand. They have devised a method for precisely transforming stretchable 2-D objects into 3-D...
12-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Kind of Influenza Vaccine: One Shot Might Do the Trick

Certain proteins in the influenza virus remain constant year after year. Researchers at Cornell University are taking one of those conserved proteins, Matrix-2 (M2), and packaging it in a nanoscale, controlled-release “capsule” in an attempt to...
8-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discrimination More Likely When Resources Are Scarce

At the height of the Great Recession, psychologist Amy Krosch noticed a troubling trend: people of color seemed to be getting much harder hit than the white population on a number of socioeconomic indicators. She wondered whether something about the...
4-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mold Contamination in Sea Salts Could Potentially Spoil Food

Research from Cornell University mycologist Kathie Hodge and doctoral candidate Megan Biango-Daniels reveals varying levels of mold contamination in commercial sea salts. Among those molds were important food spoilage molds like Aspergillus and...
3-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell Endowment Performance ‘Solid’ – Hits Highest Total Ever

Cornell University’s endowment returned 12.5 percent for the year ending June 30, bringing its value to $6.8 billion, its highest total to date.
29-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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