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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)

Maize findings could lead to vigorous new varieties and insights into human genetics

Two new large-scale studies report major discoveries in maize genetics that could revolutionize maize breeding and may help researchers better predict complex traits in humans. (Aug. 6, 2009)

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to speed up sheep breeding

Sheep naturally lamb only once a year, but Cornell researchers have identified ways to to prompt ewes to breed at younger ages and more often. (Aug. 6, 2009)

African village dogs genetically unique from all breeds

African village dogs are directly descended from an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, according to a Cornell-led genetic analysis of hundreds of semi-feral village dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia. (Aug. 3, 2009)

National Geographic 'explorer' appointed Rhodes professor

Cornell's newest Rhodes Professor R. Spencer Wells has spent much of his career studying humankind's family tree and closing the gaps in the understanding of human migration. (July 31, 2009)