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Matt DeLisa, David Putnam, and Gary Whittaker in the lab

Universal flu vaccine developed at Cornell nearing human trials

A universal influenza vaccine developed with the potential to be longer lasting and more effective than commercially available vaccines is destined for human clinical trials, thanks to a $17.9 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Read more

Faculty profiles, fall 2019

From food waste reduction to secrets found in medical imaging data, Elena Belavina, Charles Danko, Leslie Lok and Mert Sabuncu bring their expertise to Cornell. Read more

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Air quality benefits from electric vehicles could save thousands of lives

By: Eric Laine

“I always associated that smell with winter since childhood,” he said, “but I never really asked myself – what is it? Later I came to realize it was basically sulfur dioxide.” Zhang explained that coal-burning power plants surge in winter to meet the demand for heat in homes and businesses. “You just take [the smell] as given: this is winter,” he said. Air quality and associated health impacts have been a major concern in China over recent decades. Much of the air pollution comes from large-scale coal burning, but increasingly and especially in the largest urban areas, internal combustion... Read more