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)
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)
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 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)
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.'
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)
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)