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A new look at how genes unfold to enable their expression

Cornell researchers have uncovered surprising new information about the process by which genes are unwrapped and exposed so that they can be expressed. (July 11, 2008)

Forest songsters evolved in an early burst of innovation

A new DNA study of wood warblers supports the theory that great diversification occurred early on, when there was a lot of 'ecological space' available. (July 9, 2008)

Cornell's Project Budbreak encourages citizens to study local effects of climate change

The Cornell project encourages concerned citizens to study the effects of global warming on plants in their own backyards. (July 3, 2008)

Quagga mussels threaten western U.S. water and electric plants, Cornell expert tells legislators

Pipe-clogging invasive mussels caused up to $1.5 billion in damage across 23 states between 1989 and 2007, said senior extension associate Chuck O'Neill told a House subcommittee, June 24. (July 1, 2008)

Washington gives Cornell $2 million to enlist kids to find missing ladybugs

Cornell has received $2 million from the National Science Foundation for the Lost Ladybug Project, which will enlist the help of children nationwide to find ladybugs and learn about biodiversity. (June 25, 2008)

Morning sickness is pregnancy 'wellness insurance,' says Cornell professor

Morning sickness, reports Cornell's Paul Sherman, protects both the pregnant woman and the developing embryo just when the fetus is most vulnerable. (June 25, 2008)

Any Cornell researcher can use the many high-tech life science core facilities available

The Cornell Life Sciences Core Laboratories Center provides an array of instruments and services for experimentation on genomics, proteomics, imaging, IT and informatics. (June 25, 2008)

Kotlikoff wins award for his research and leadership

Michael Kotlikoff, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (June 23, 2008)

Clean, white, open spaces and lots of light: Weill Hall opens for business

With great expectations, the $162 million, 263,000-square-foot building designed by architect Richard Meier will open officially in October, though key residents are starting to move in this month. (June 6, 2008)