Study the birds of spring

Take the edge off the long, cold winter by taking the annual Spring Field Ornithology course at the Lab of Ornithology, March 25 to May 17. (March 12, 2009)

New tracking tags are providing fish-eye views of ways to manage depressed fisheries

New tracking tags are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, according to a new study. (March 11, 2009)

Devastating invasive pest threatens hemlock trees in region

Cornell natural-areas staff spotted small fluffy white sacs along the base of the needle on an eastern hemlock: telltale signs that a devastating pest had invaded Cornell's hemlocks for the first time.

Women opt out of math/science careers because of family demands, study concludes

Women are underrepresented in math-intensive careers not because they lack good math ability, but because they prefer other careers with more flexibility to raise children, says a new Cornell study. (March 11, 2009)

Museum offers rare glimpses into past to study the present

The bones, feathers, shells and skins in the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates offer rare and valuable information into the biological history of species that may help today's creatures survive. (Feb. 26, 2009)

Isolation and tracking of mouse stem cells ends debate on their existence

The findings of a Cornell and University of Bonn study could allow researchers to better understand whether genes can spur heart stem cells to fully differentiate into new cells after a heart attack. (Feb. 26, 2009)

Artery stiffness may change cell behavior and contribute to atherosclerosis, researcher finds

Cynthia Reinhart-King, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is investigating atherosclerosis from a new perspective - with hopes of finding new ways to treat it.

Course comparing Indian and U.S. agriculture helps make students and faculty 'globally relevant'

Cornell students and Indian students from four universities added to their global perspective through the International Agriculture and Rural Development field course. (Feb. 19, 2009)

Glowing 'Cornell dots' can show surgeons where tumors are

Brightly glowing nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' are a safe, effective way to 'light up' cancerous tumors so surgeons can find and remove them. (Feb. 18, 2009)