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Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to speed up sheep breeding

Sheep naturally lamb only once a year, but Cornell researchers have identified ways to to prompt ewes to breed at younger ages and more often. (Aug. 6, 2009)

Maize findings could lead to vigorous new varieties and insights into human genetics

Two new large-scale studies report major discoveries in maize genetics that could revolutionize maize breeding and may help researchers better predict complex traits in humans. (Aug. 6, 2009)

African village dogs genetically unique from all breeds

African village dogs are directly descended from an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, according to a Cornell-led genetic analysis of hundreds of semi-feral village dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia. (Aug. 3, 2009)

National Geographic 'explorer' appointed Rhodes professor

Cornell's newest Rhodes Professor R. Spencer Wells has spent much of his career studying humankind's family tree and closing the gaps in the understanding of human migration. (July 31, 2009)

Researchers use yeast to identify cancer-causing genes that may also occur in humans

Identifying cancer-causing genes is a major challenge, but now Cornell scientists have devised a technique using yeast cells to pinpoint cancer genes that may also be found in humans. (July 29, 2009)

Inaugural class of Indian agriculture students hopes to take food and plant breeding expertise home

The inaugural class of new Master of Professional Studies programs in plant breeding and food science arrived at Cornell's Ithaca campus from India's Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in early June. (July 27, 2009)

Cornell hosts New York science teachers for hands-on summer workshops

Each summer, the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers instructs middle and high school biology teachers on new teaching methods and activities, and the teachers don't have to pay a dime. (July 27, 2009)

Cornell helps set research agenda for how to protect birds, bats from wind turbines

Five Cornell scientists and other experts reached an agreement on research priorities to help America's wind turbine industry produce alternative energy while also providing safe passage for birds and bats. (July 24, 2009)

Ecologist brings century-old eggs to life to study evolution

Cornell ecologist Nelson Hairston Jr. is a pioneer in a field known loosely as 'resurrection ecology,' in which researchers study evolution by hatching eggs of zooplankton buried in mud for decades to centuries. (July 16, 2009)