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Cornell researchers discover mechanism that increases SARS virulence

Cornell researchers have discovered key properties in coronaviruses that help explain how such viruses as SARS invade their hosts and cross species barriers.

Chinese delegation visits campus to reclaim historic fungi collection after 70-year Cornell stewardship

After years of careful stewardship by Cornell scientists, a collection of more than 2,000 species of native Chinese fungi, spirited out of the country for safety before World War II, is finally set to make its way home. (April 13, 2009)

In face of competition, male fruit flies change to gain reproductive edge

A new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that male fruit flies that sense competition during mating make their seminal fluid more potent by packing it with more proteins. (April 13, 2009)

Cornell's vital agriculture and veterinary roles stressed by N.Y.'s new senator during campus visit

In her first visit to Cornell as New York's junior U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand pledged to advocate for the university's agriculture and veterinary programs as a way of revitalizing New York state's economy. (April 8, 2009)

World food crisis is as much about ethics and prices as availability, say experts

The world food crisis may not be new, said food-policy experts speaking on campus April 3, but it is certainly growing increasingly complex in terms of water, climate, energy and cost, to name just a few factors. (April 8, 2009)

In new briefings series, professors present science to D.C. policymakers

Two professors addressed agriculture and climate change in Washington, D.C., March 27, to launch a new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences series of educational briefings for policymakers.

Schaffer wins biomedical engineering teaching award

Chris Schaffer, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. (April 3, 2009)

Horticulture students head south to Belize to show how gardens enrich schools

This semester a horticulture class prepared for a spring break trip to Belize -- not to hit the beach but to show how school gardens can enrich curricula and serve as a foundation for community education programs. (April 3, 2009)

New biofuel lab focuses on turning bales into barrels

Cornell just opened its new $6 million Biofuels Research Laboratory, where Cornell scientists and students from across the university are examining sustainable and economical biofuel production. (April 1, 2009)