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Cornell Global Research Stories

Cornell research delivers results that matter all around the world.

migrant workers in Thailand
Drew Harvell takes photographs coral underwater
heavy traffic on an India highway
sickly citrus fruits on a half-bare tree
historic photo of German soldiers on the battlefield
researcher dips fibers in dye-filled water
student examines a tapir
AguaClara team member examines a newly built water treatment system in Honduras
researchers hold a dolphin while others collect  samples to assess its health
NASA MICA rocket launches into the Northern Lights
Singapore
Immigration research wins support

Development sociology graduate student Katie Rainwater will use grant funds to travel to Singapore next summer to examine why first-time Thai migrants working in Singapore earn a daily starting wage of $23 compared to only $18 for their Bangladeshi counterparts.

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Palmyra atoll, North Pacific Ocean
Research provides insights into marine disease and climate

Drew Harvell and her team document evidence of marine infectious diseases in coral, abalone and oysters, and cases of forecasting and mitigation for those diseases.

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India
Ravi Kanbur's new book tackles challenges of urbanization

Kanbur proposes managerial and policy reforms for better planning, financing alternatives and enlightened governance for improved service delivery and affordable housing.

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Plant City, Florida
Researchers put the squeeze on citrus disease

Plant pathologists from Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station deliver orange trees genetically engineered to resist a deadly bacterial disease threatening Florida's $9 billion citrus industry.

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Germany
Isabell Hull wins international research support prize

Hull's work focuses on sociopolitical, military, legal, administrative and political theory in Germany from 1700 to 1945. She is the author of "Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany."

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Colombia
Treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers. Dyes, such as indigo blue used to color blue jeans, threaten waterways near textile plants in South America, India and China.

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Peruvian Amazon
Veterinary student studies raw Amazonian meat

A 10-week study led Cornell veterinary student Emily Aston into the heart of the Amazon rain forest to conduct the most remote study to date of the foodborne and waterborne pathogen Toxoplasma gondii.

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Támara, Honduras
Cornell engineering team develops sustainable water treatment technology

A student-designed water plant brings clean, treated water to the Honduran town of Támara as part of Cornell's AguaClara Project. Led by civil and environmental engineer Monroe Weber-Shirk, the project works with students and villagers to bring cost-effective, municipal-scale water treatment technologies to communities in Honduras and now India.

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Barataria Bay, Louisiana
Study links poor dolphin health to Gulf oil spill

Cornell's Diagnostic Endocrinology Laboratory conducted hormonal analyses on samples collected for a study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The work showed a strong connection between the 2010 BP oil spill the deterioration in Gulf dolphin health in a region that received heavy and prolonged oil exposure.

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Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska
Rocket launched into northern lights to reveal GPS effects

A NASA-funded collaborative research team led by Cornell Cornell engineer Steven Powell launched a sounding rocket to collect data straight from the heart of the aurora borealis. The team looks to discover how their physics affects satellite signals here on Earth.

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