In new briefings series, professors present science to D.C. policymakers

Two professors addressed agriculture and climate change in Washington, D.C., March 27, to launch a new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences series of educational briefings for policymakers.

Schaffer wins biomedical engineering teaching award

Chris Schaffer, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. (April 3, 2009)

Horticulture students head south to Belize to show how gardens enrich schools

This semester a horticulture class prepared for a spring break trip to Belize -- not to hit the beach but to show how school gardens can enrich curricula and serve as a foundation for community education programs. (April 3, 2009)

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)