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Search yields no ivory-billed woodpecker, but a wealth of ecological information

The Lab of Ornithology's ivory-billed woodpecker search team, which has spent the last three winters combing the southeastern United States, has wrapped up what is likely to be its last large-scale search. (July 15, 2009)

Graduate students report on need for interdisciplinary environmental research

An innovative Cornell program may offer a model for interdisciplinary environmental research in an academic system where research across departments is challenging at best, according to a recent paper. (July 8, 2009)

'Lab on a chip' to give growers real-time glimpse into water stress in plants

Embedded microsensors being developed at Cornell will measure water stress in grapevines and will help vintners strike the precise balance between drought and overwatering. (July 6, 2009)

Like burrs on your clothes, virus-size capsules stick to cells to target drug delivery

It is now possible to engineer tiny containers the size of a virus to deliver drugs and other materials with almost 100 percent efficiency to targeted cells in the bloodstream, according to a new Cornell study. (June 25, 2009)

Bio-acoustic recorders could answer question: Do wind farms pose risks to migratory birds?

At the Cornell Workshop on Large-Scale Wind-Generated Power on June 13, researchers proposed using bio-acoustic and radar technology to address whether wind turbines pose risks to billions of night-flying birds. (June 23, 2009)

Cornell to buy MRI scanner for cutting-edge research in behavioral and life sciences

The medical imaging device, which should be up and running by fall 2011 thanks to a $2 million federal grant, will allow researchers to delve into new areas, ranging from the biological processes to tissue engineering. (June 9, 2009)

CU professor gets grant to detect steroid use in athletes

J. Thomas Brenna, professor of nutritional sciences, has a new task: to find better ways to detect steroids in urine to improve drug testing of athletes for performance-enhancing substances. (June 3, 2009)

Cornell researchers discover key regulator <br />of fat cell development

Cornell scientists have discovered how two related proteins and their roles in a key molecular pathway are critical to creating obesity-causing fat cells. (June 2, 2009)

Cornell aids discovery of blue whale singing in New York coastal waters

Cornell's Bioacoustics Research Program helped confirm, for the first time in New York coastal waters, the voices of singing blue whales. (May 28, 2009)