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Intelligent design? No smart engineer designed our bodies, Sherman tells premeds in class on Darwinian medicine

Cornell evolutionary biologist Paul Sherman teaches his Darwinian medicine class hoping to inform premedical and pre-veterinary seniors about human evolution in ways that add to traditional medical education. (December 07, 2005)

Cornell alumnus investigates TB in cows in Siberia

When Roger Ellis '73, DVM '77, saw that an international volunteer farmer-to-farmer program needed a veterinarian to travel to Siberia to assist with a surprising rise of tuberculosis in dairy cattle, he jumped at the chance. (November 30, 2005)

Cornell is 10th in surveys of life sciences and international relations

The Scientist magazine announced that Cornell ranks 10th in its survey of the best places in the United States for life scientists to work in academia. And Foreign Policy said Cornell offered the 10th best education in the country for students interested in pursuing an international relations career in academia. (November 07, 2005)

Natural selection has strongly influenced recent human evolution, Cornell/Celera Genomics study finds

The most detailed analysis to date of how humans differ from one another at the DNA level shows strong evidence that natural selection has shaped the recent evolution of our species, according to researchers from Cornell University, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics.

Cornell signs research agreement with Japan's genome research institute

Officials from the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan's largest agricultural research institute, signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 10 to foster research collaborations with Cornell University. (October 18, 2005)

Cornell marine biologist's persistence leads to discovery of invasive sea squirts in vital Maine fishing grounds

Robin Hadlock Seeley, a Cornell marine biologist, spearheaded an invasive species survey of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that has discovered a sea squirt there that could potentially threaten the important fishing area.

Cornell conservationists propose allowing wild animals to roam parts of North America

If Cornell University researchers and their colleagues have their way, cheetahs, lions, elephants, camels and other large wild animals may soon roam parts of North America. (Aug. 17, 2005)

CU researchers announce new technique for rapidly detecting illness-causing bacteria in food

Cornell scientists have developed a rapid, less costly and sensitive new technique for detecting group A streptococcus, the bacteria that cause scarlet fever. Details will be announced July 18 at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans.

Lactose intolerance seems linked to ancestral struggles with harsh climate and cattle diseases, Cornell study finds

A new Cornell study finds that it is primarily people whose ancestors came from places where dairy herds could be raised safely and economically, such as in Europe, who have developed the ability to digest milk. (June 1, 2005)