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Why tipsy flowers don't tip over: Booze stunts stem and leaves, but doesn't affect blossoms, study finds

Dilute solutions of alcohol -- though not beer or wine -- can reduce paperwhite growth by half but not affects its flowers, says William Miller, professor of horticulture and director of the Flower Bulb Research Program at Cornell. (March 31, 2006)

Moving loons change their tunes

Bird experts believed for years that once a bird learned songs, the calls stayed relatively fixed throughout their lives, but a new study of loons, streamlined fish-eating water birds, calls those beliefs into question. (March 7, 2006)

Autistic mind well suited for animal-based study - both involve thinking in pictures, explains visiting professor Grandin

Temple Grandin a renowned animal scientist and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell, has autism. As a result, she learned to think in pictures, which has strong parallels, she believes, to how animals think, she said in a public lecture Feb. 15, 2006 at Cornell. (February 21, 2006)

Dogs keep dying: Too many owners remain unaware of toxic dog food

Even though Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused an estimated 100 dog deaths in recent weeks, say Cornell veterinarians.

Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine develops protein tests to accurately diagnose pet food-poisoned dogs

While dogs keep dying from eating pet food tainted with aflatoxin, Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine is announcing it has developed protein tests that accurately indicate a dog's liver failure caused by the toxin.

Cornell animal hospital caring for dogs poisoned by contaminated commercial food that has killed several pets

Several dogs from the Rochester area suffered liver damage after ingesting commercial dog food contaminated with a fungal toxin, according to veterinarians at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals, where the dogs are being treated.

Elvis the mystery bird has searchers scouring Arkansas habitats for signs of roosts, nests or stripped bark

The Big Woods of Arkansas provides rare suitable habitat for the ivory-billed woodpecker, including old-growth forest that was decimated from the southern United States after the Civil War. (December 22, 2005)

Elusive bird is everywhere and nowhere

As staffers hired by Cornell's Lab of Ornithology and volunteers gear up for a six-month search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, residents of Brinkley, Ark., may be wondering why it is so hard to find. (December 14, 2005)

Lab of Ornithology launches new search for elusive ivory-billed woodpecker's roost

On Dec. 12, officials from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Nature Conservancy and other agencies held a press conference at a hunting lodge outside of Brinkley, Ark., to announce that a new search for the Ivory-billed woodpecker was now in full swing. (December 13, 2005)