Mating causes ‘jet lag’ in female fruit flies, changing behavior

A seminal fluid protein transferred from male to female fruit flies during mating changes the expression of genes related to the fly’s circadian clock, Cornell research has found.

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

New tomato bred to naturally resist pests and curb disease

A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.

Ancient farming strategy holds promise for climate resilience

Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.

Broccoli looks more like cauliflower in a warmer world

A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses

The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Florida Field Course benefits biology students, study finds

Participation in the immersive Florida Field Course led to positive professional outcomes, higher rates of publications, and faculty positions at research institutions, according to a new study from Cornell ecology and evolutionary biology researchers.

Lyrebird vocal diversity reduced in fragmented habitat

The Albert’s lyrebird is a talented mimic, but as its rainforest habitat in Australia shrinks, so does the number of sounds that the bird can produce, degrading lyrebird culture.

Wisner '16 shares expertise with entrepreneurial community

On Nov. 18, Stephanie Wisner '16 discussed her career path and new book, "Building Backwards to Biotech: The Power of Entrepreneurship to Drive Cutting Edge Science to Market," with Cornell's entrepreneurial community.

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