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NPR's 'Science Friday' taps Cornell ornithologists, veterinarians for live show

Ira Flatow broadcasted his show 'Science Friday' live Oct. 9 from Bailey Hall, interviewing Cornell ornithologists and veterinarians, among others. (Oct. 12, 2009)

Even if jail(ed) birds sing, can they really remember?

Being in captivity for just a few weeks can reduce the volume of the hippocampus by as much as 23 percent, according to a new Cornell study. (Oct. 9, 2009)

With Fleming fellowship, researcher will study roots of Legionnaires' disease

Duane Hoch, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell studying bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease, has received the 2009 Sam and Nancy Fleming Research Fellowship from Cornell's Weill Institute. (Oct. 5, 2009)

Cornell alumnus Jack Szostak shares 2009 Nobel Prize

Jack Szostak, Ph.D. '77, has received the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for research that has implications for cancer and the biology of aging. (Oct. 5, 2009)

Five more faculty receive NSF early career awards, some with stimulus funding

Five more Cornell faculty members have received Faculty Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation, some with federal stimulus funding. (Sept. 28, 2009)

Fertilizers may not help crops of poorest African farmers

Researchers have linked poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with poor soil health, but two new Cornell studies find that the recommended practice of applying more fertilizer may not help the poorest farmers. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Inspired by alumna, student teaches two crabs to toll a bell

A high school student studying at Shoals Marine Laboratory this summer taught two crabs to ring a bell. The student was inspired to conduct her experiment by a book by Karen Pryor '54. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Researchers receive prestigious NIH grants, including two $2.5 million Pioneer awards

Two researchers have received five-year, $2.5 million Director's Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health, and three other major grants were awarded to faculty members, the NIH announced Sept. 24. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Researcher receives almost $1 million to study cholesterol in cell membranes

Cornell professor was recently given a boost with $937,000 in federal stimulus money to create simple models to mimic and study cholesterol in cell membranes. (Sept. 21, 2009)