On Oct. 29, CALS celebrated the 16th annual Research & Extension Awards and the 10th annual Core Value Staff Awards. These awards recognize the notable and wide-ranging accomplishments of CALS faculty and staff, who always go above and beyond in their contributions to the college.
While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a stealthy jumping gene so diabolical that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics.
A new study by Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine scientists unveils a novel approach to vaccine development in the fight against tuberculosis, illustrating how certain host cells are able to either control or promote the growth of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacterium.
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.
Which CALS professor made an important impact on your life? CALS Twitter followers and Facebook friends were asked, and they had some wonderful comments to share. Our very own Microbiology Professors Esther Angert and Stephen Zinder made the list.
In the November 2013 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Ley Lab graduate student Tyler Cullender and colleagues demonstrate that TLR5-dependent induction of anti-flagellin antibodies prevents commensal association with the intestinal mucosa by limiting bacterial motility.
Bacteria have been studied for more than 400 years, but the fact that they routinely function as collectives was missed for 380 years – that is, until Stephen Winans introduced the concept of “quorum sensing.”
The study's findings indicate that host-microbial interactions that impact host metabolism can occur and may be beneficial in pregnancy potently affecting weight gain and the incidence of Type two diabetes in the child.
A study of twins may lead to better understanding whether genes play a role in what kind of gut microbes a person has, and if this interplay influences such conditions as Crohn's disease, obesity and diabetes.
Assistant professor of microbiology, Ruth E. Ley, and two other Cornell faculty members have received National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Awards, which includes $1.5 million over five years to stimulate innovative research and support promising new investigators who are studying biomedical or behavioral research conditions.