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New public database developed at Cornell can help verify protein structures

Any chemist with access to the Internet can now use a powerful tool, the CheShift server, to help them accurately identify the structure of a protein. (Sept. 9, 2009)

Two professors spend summer exploring Woods Hole's microbial world

Cornell professors Steve Zinder and Dan Buckley and 20 advanced students spent six weeks on Cape Cod collecting, isolating and identifying novel microbes. (Sept. 9, 2009)

Study confirms classic theory on the origins of biodiversity

A Cornell study on the diversity of milkweed plants has used new techniques to prove an old theory that explains how the arms race between attacking insects and defended plants led to great diversity of both. (Sept. 8, 2009)

Cultural critic and conservation scientist are new A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Students will have the opportunity to learn from two new A.D. White Professors-at-Large: cultural critic Rebecca Solnit and conservationist Jeffrey McNeely, who were appointed to six-year terms. (Sept. 8, 2009)

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)

This fall, grad students in NSF program to show rural schools what scientists do

A National Science Foundation grant is allowing science teachers from rural school districts to assist Cornell biomedical engineering graduate students with a research project this summer. (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)