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Fluorescent glow can reveal life hidden in the universe

The fluorescent glow could trigger a protective glow from life on exoplanets called biofluorescence, according to new Cornell research.
Only 31 light-years away from Earth, the exoplanet GJ 357 d catches light from its host star GJ 357, in this artistic rendering. Credit: Jack Madden/Cornell University

TESS satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) satellite has recently characterized the first nearby super-earth outside of our solar system- located at a distance of...
Designer plants one step closer to growing low-cost medical, industrial proteins

Designer plants one step closer to growing low-cost medical, industrial proteins

Vaccines help protect individuals from lethal infections before they interact with the disease. Antibodies may likewise help reduce the symptoms of the infection brought...
Jack O’Malley-James/Cornell University The intense radiation environments around nearby M stars could favor habitable worlds resembling younger versions of Earth.

Nearest exoplanets could host life, study

Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes...
Scientists discover taste center in the human brain

Scientists discover taste center in the human brain

The sense of taste affords an animal the ability to evaluate what it eats and drinks. At the most basic level, this evaluation is...
Thousands of sunflower sea stars swarm Croker Rock near Croker Island, left, located in the Indian Arm fjord, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 9, 2013. Three weeks later, in the right photo, the sea stars have vanished.

Once-abundant sea stars imperiled by disease along West Coast

According to a new study conducted by Cornell University in collaboration with the University of California, Davis suggests that The combination of sea warming and an...
Mike Gore, Ph.D. '09, plant geneticist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explains corn breeding at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, New York, in August.

Plant breeder taps the latest technology to feed the world

Plant breeding has been continuing for a long time. However innovation – unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), robots, computerized reasoning (AI) and machine learning –...
Doctoral student Ryan Snodgrass heats up the TINY diagnostic device using sunlight at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation-Uganda Cares Clinic in Masaka, Uganda, in 2017. The energy stored from the sun negates the need for electricity, which may be unreliable in such locations.

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

A new handheld cancer detection device from the Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine could have a major influence in the developing world. The device almost half...
Victor Segura and Rita Serda/NIH T cells (pink) scanning host cells (green) for evidence of infection.

Fetal T cells are first responders to infection in adults

According to a new study by the Cornell scientists, there is a division of work among resistant cells that battle attacking pathogens in the body....