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Cornell helps India's small farmers fight moth larvae with genetically modified eggplant

Small farmers in India will soon have a cheaper, safer and more effective option for growing one of India's favorite foods: genetically modified eggplant, developed with Cornell's help. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Role of protein in tumor growth is highlighted by researcher using 3-D model

By observing the behavior of cancer cells grown in both two and three dimensions, a Cornell researcher has shown that a previously underestimated protein could be a key factor in allowing cancer to grow and spread. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Cornell professor faults systemic failures in salmonella outbreak from peanut butter

When the media needed background on the national salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a Blakely, Ga., peanut-processing plant, they turned to food scientist Robert Gravani. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Students vie to enroll in new dual-degree programs linking traditional India with state-of-the-art Cornell

Starting this summer, Cornell and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University will offer dual-degree programs in food science and plant breeding with up to 15 Indian students accepted for each program. (Feb. 5, 2009)

Researchers 'unzip' molecules to measure interactions keeping DNA packed in cells

By 'unzipping' single DNA molecules, a Cornell research team has gained new insight into how genes are packed and expressed within cells. (Jan. 27, 2009)

Researchers uncover how protein receptors on cells switch on and off for growth and health

Researchers have provided a new insight into how receptors on cell surfaces turn off signals from the cell's environment. The findings have implications for better understanding cancer, AIDS and other illnesses. (Jan. 16, 2009)

Andrew Clark named the first Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences

The professor of population genetics has been named the first Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. The award supports 'outstanding, innovative faculty life sciences research at Cornell.'

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, a Cornell study finds

Cornell researchers report in Science that the mosquitoes that carry dengue and yellow fevers create harmonic love songs before mating. Disrupting the duets could lead to control measures. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Decline of carbon dioxide-gobbling plankton coincided with ancient global cooling

A new study suggests that after a sudden rise in species numbers, oceanic plankton called diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago -- trends that coincided with severe global cooling. (Jan. 7, 2009)