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Andrew Clark named the first Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences

The professor of population genetics has been named the first Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. The award supports 'outstanding, innovative faculty life sciences research at Cornell.'

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, a Cornell study finds

Cornell researchers report in Science that the mosquitoes that carry dengue and yellow fevers create harmonic love songs before mating. Disrupting the duets could lead to control measures. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Decline of carbon dioxide-gobbling plankton coincided with ancient global cooling

A new study suggests that after a sudden rise in species numbers, oceanic plankton called diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago -- trends that coincided with severe global cooling. (Jan. 7, 2009)

Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators, study finds

Cornell research suggests that butterflies' hind wings help them evade predators, and their bright colors warn birds that chasing them isn't worth the energy. (Jan. 6, 2009)

Using light to move and trap DNA molecules

Cornell researchers have used a beam of light to trap and move particles as small as 75 nanometers in diameter, including DNA molecules, a new approach to the 'lab on a chip.' (Dec. 31, 2008)

Groundbreaking, inexpensive, pocket-sized ultrasound device can help treat cancer, relieve arthritis

Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student George K. Lewis is making therapeutic ultrasound devices that are smaller, more powerful and many times less expensive than today's models. (Dec. 18, 2008)

Mann Library expands access to rare beekeeping volumes

Cornell's Mann Library has added the first 20 volumes of The American Bee Journal, the first English-language journal devoted to the beekeeping field, to its online library of historical beekeeping materials.

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)