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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)

Intelligent design? No smart engineer designed our bodies, Sherman tells premeds in class on Darwinian medicine

Cornell evolutionary biologist Paul Sherman teaches his Darwinian medicine class hoping to inform premedical and pre-veterinary seniors about human evolution in ways that add to traditional medical education. (December 07, 2005)

Cornell alumnus investigates TB in cows in Siberia

When Roger Ellis '73, DVM '77, saw that an international volunteer farmer-to-farmer program needed a veterinarian to travel to Siberia to assist with a surprising rise of tuberculosis in dairy cattle, he jumped at the chance. (November 30, 2005)

Cornell is 10th in surveys of life sciences and international relations

The Scientist magazine announced that Cornell ranks 10th in its survey of the best places in the United States for life scientists to work in academia. And Foreign Policy said Cornell offered the 10th best education in the country for students interested in pursuing an international relations career in academia. (November 07, 2005)

Natural selection has strongly influenced recent human evolution, Cornell/Celera Genomics study finds

The most detailed analysis to date of how humans differ from one another at the DNA level shows strong evidence that natural selection has shaped the recent evolution of our species, according to researchers from Cornell University, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics.

Cornell signs research agreement with Japan's genome research institute

Officials from the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan's largest agricultural research institute, signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 10 to foster research collaborations with Cornell University. (October 18, 2005)