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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)

Search yields no ivory-billed woodpecker, but a wealth of ecological information

The Lab of Ornithology's ivory-billed woodpecker search team, which has spent the last three winters combing the southeastern United States, has wrapped up what is likely to be its last large-scale search. (July 15, 2009)

Graduate students report on need for interdisciplinary environmental research

An innovative Cornell program may offer a model for interdisciplinary environmental research in an academic system where research across departments is challenging at best, according to a recent paper. (July 8, 2009)

'Lab on a chip' to give growers real-time glimpse into water stress in plants

Embedded microsensors being developed at Cornell will measure water stress in grapevines and will help vintners strike the precise balance between drought and overwatering. (July 6, 2009)

Like burrs on your clothes, virus-size capsules stick to cells to target drug delivery

It is now possible to engineer tiny containers the size of a virus to deliver drugs and other materials with almost 100 percent efficiency to targeted cells in the bloodstream, according to a new Cornell study. (June 25, 2009)