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Highly valued rice fragrance has origins in basmati rice, study finds

A new Cornell study reports that the gene that gives rice its highly valued fragrance stems from an ancestor of basmati rice and dispels other long-held assumptions about the origins of basmati. (Sept. 1, 2009)

Cornell uses DVD to train vet students in clinical procedures

Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine is using a new approach to teach some clinical procedures: self-paced training DVDs. The first focuses on peripheral nerve blocks in dogs. (Sept. 1, 2009)

$3.2 million NSF grant trains grad students to tackle food systems and poverty problems

A new Cornell program funded by the National Science Foundation will train graduate students to use interdisciplinary approaches to tackle food systems problems that contribute to extreme poverty. (Aug. 26, 2009)

CU researcher uses stimulus funds to study infectious disease resistance

Using fruit flies as a model, entomologist Brian Lazzaro will study connections between the immune system and other physiological processes in determining resistance to infectious disease. (Aug. 24, 2009)

Vet school seeks healthy Labrador retrievers to contribute to DNA bank

Veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals are looking for healthy Labrador retrievers to undergo a free comprehensive health screening and contribute to the hospital's DNA bank. (Aug. 19, 2009)

Summer scholars focus on plant disease

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station hosted 11 undergraduates from around the country in a new plant sciences program this summer. (Aug. 18, 2009)

'Cornell dots' make the world's tiniest laser

Researchers have modified nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' to make the world's smallest laser - so small it could be incorporated into microchips to serve as a light source for photonic circuits. (Aug. 17, 2009)

Some mice stem cells divide in unexpected ways, study says

Using new genetic tools, Cornell researchers have found that some stem cells in mice behave dramatically different than in fruit flies, where most of the pioneering stem cell work has been conducted. (Aug. 14, 2009)

In pilot program, Cornell uses sterilization and hunting to control campus deer

In a pilot program, Cornell is using both sterilization and hunting to reduce deer populations on campus. They hope to develop a model that other campuses and communities can use to manage deer. (Aug. 12, 2009)