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Nature-inspired technology creates engineered antibodies to fight specific diseases

A new genetic-engineering technique invented by Cornell researcher Matthew DeLisa could pave the way for creating and cataloging disease-specific antibodies in the lab. (March 24, 2009)

Incest can lead to more disease in offspring, Cornell crow study finds

The findings have important implications for endangered species, which may find mating with relatives unavoidable if they have a small pool of potential mates. (March 24, 2009)

NYC science teachers go back to classroom to think outside the Mystery Box

The Science Leadership Academy provides ideas, supplies, mentors and networking opportunities that the academy hopes the teachers will use to engage students in biology, chemistry and physics. (March 20, 2009)

Local foods: Good for your health and the economy, stresses state commissioner

'Local foods, first' is more than a new food fad. It is a high priority for Albany policymakers, said New York agriculture commissioner Patrick Hooker at a March 10 conference on campus. (March 16, 2009)

By manipulating developing chick embryos, researcher is able to probe congenital heart defects

Biomedical engineer Jonathan Butcher is studying heart valve development from the very beginning of the process. He hopes that a greater understanding will lead to new treatments for valve disease. (March 12, 2009)

Study the birds of spring

Take the edge off the long, cold winter by taking the annual Spring Field Ornithology course at the Lab of Ornithology, March 25 to May 17. (March 12, 2009)

New tracking tags are providing fish-eye views of ways to manage depressed fisheries

New tracking tags are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, according to a new study. (March 11, 2009)

Devastating invasive pest threatens hemlock trees in region

Cornell natural-areas staff spotted small fluffy white sacs along the base of the needle on an eastern hemlock: telltale signs that a devastating pest had invaded Cornell's hemlocks for the first time. (March 11, 2009)

Women opt out of math/science careers because of family demands, study concludes

Women are underrepresented in math-intensive careers not because they lack good math ability, but because they prefer other careers with more flexibility to raise children, says a new Cornell study. (March 11, 2009)