New biofuel lab focuses on turning bales into barrels

Cornell just opened its new $6 million Biofuels Research Laboratory, where Cornell scientists and students from across the university are examining sustainable and economical biofuel production. (April 1, 2009)

New Vet College multimedia resource helps protect poultry and human health

A new mulitimedia tool from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine aims to minimize avian disease outbreaks by helping veterinarians and farmers diagnose poultry diseases more quickly. (April 1, 2009)

New way to produce critical proteins for medicine and industry sidesteps use of live cells

A new method developed by Cornell biological engineers offers an efficient way to make proteins for use in medicine or industry without the use of live cells. (April 1, 2009)

New report: Hawaiian birds in greatest peril, but conservation efforts work

The first comprehensive U.S. 'State of the Birds' report, on which Cornell scientists collaborated, finds that many Hawaiian, sea and desert birds are in decline, but conservation efforts work. (March 25, 2009)

Nature-inspired technology creates engineered antibodies to fight specific diseases

A new genetic-engineering technique invented by Cornell researcher Matthew DeLisa could pave the way for creating and cataloging disease-specific antibodies in the lab. (March 24, 2009)

Incest can lead to more disease in offspring, Cornell crow study finds

The findings have important implications for endangered species, which may find mating with relatives unavoidable if they have a small pool of potential mates. (March 24, 2009)

NYC science teachers go back to classroom to think outside the Mystery Box

The Science Leadership Academy provides ideas, supplies, mentors and networking opportunities that the academy hopes the teachers will use to engage students in biology, chemistry and physics. (March 20, 2009)

Local foods: Good for your health and the economy, stresses state commissioner

'Local foods, first' is more than a new food fad. It is a high priority for Albany policymakers, said New York agriculture commissioner Patrick Hooker at a March 10 conference on campus. (March 16, 2009)

By manipulating developing chick embryos, researcher is able to probe congenital heart defects

Biomedical engineer Jonathan Butcher is studying heart valve development from the very beginning of the process. He hopes that a greater understanding will lead to new treatments for valve disease. (March 12, 2009)