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New technique provides snapshot of all genes being transcribed across human genome

In the Dec. 19 issue of Science, Cornell researchers report on a new technique that takes a snapshot of all the locations on the human genome where RNA polymerases actively transcribe genes. (Dec. 16, 2008)

7 birdscapes, all atwitter

A new pop-up book by Miyoko Chu, director of communications at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, celebrates diverse bird sounds in contrasting landscapes through art and audio. (Dec. 11, 2008)

Why an interdisciplinary biological research institute now?

Why have a number of research universities recently jumped on the bandwagon of building interdisciplinary institutes in the biomedical sciences? Cornell's Anthony Bretscher explains. (Dec. 11, 2008)

Researcher invents lethal 'lint brush' to capture and kill cancer cells in the bloodstream

Cornell researcher Michael King shows that a tiny, implantable device can capture and kill cancer cells in the bloodstream before they spread through the body. (Dec. 10, 2008)

Frozen assets: Who gets the embryos when a couple splits?

Visiting scholar Esther Farnós-Amorós discussed who gets the embryos when a couple divorces. At play is the right not to procreate, she says. (Dec. 2, 2008)

High tunnels yield healthier, prettier produce and enable longer growing seasons

Fred Forsburg's tomatoes are perfect and blemish free - tough to do in a certified organic operation where no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used. The secret? He grows all his tomatoes in high tunnels. (Dec. 2, 2008)

Cornell scientists find key to riddle of vitamin B1 biosynthesis -- 'like solving a Rubik's cube'

Cornell scientists have characterized a key enzyme's structure to better understand its activity in vitamin B1 synthesis. The enzyme performs a complex series of 15 to 20 steps. (Nov. 19, 2008)

Rainfall and autism: Cornell researchers find a curious link

Cornell researchers find that autism rates are higher in those counties with higher rainfall in Washington, Oregon and California than in drier parts of the states. (Nov. 11, 2008)

Following the leader can be a drag, according to student's research on flapping flags

Graduate student Leif Ristroph found that two or more flexible objects in a flow - flags flapping in the wind, for example - experience drag very differently from rigid objects in a similar flow. (Nov. 6, 2008)