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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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Robin Hadlock Seeley, a Cornell marine biologist, spearheaded an invasive species survey of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that has discovered a sea squirt there that could potentially threaten the important fishing area.

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If Cornell University researchers and their colleagues have their way, cheetahs, lions, elephants, camels and other large wild animals may soon roam parts of North America. (Aug. 17, 2005)

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Cornell scientists have developed a rapid, less costly and sensitive new technique for detecting group A streptococcus, the bacteria that cause scarlet fever. Details will be announced July 18 at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans.