Cornell, Indian and Thai agricultural students toured greenhouses and field trials at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, where the pest-resistant eggplant that Cornell researchers helped develop is being tested.
Toxic chemicals from households and industry persist in the environment because they end up in sewage sludge. Though pathogens are removed in treatment plants, there are no requirements for chemicals, which contaminate sludge. (Jan. 29, 2008)
Weill Cornell Medical College has received $13 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to continue studying atherosclerosis and thrombosis, which are major risk factors for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.
In 2007, Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville donated a record 178,000 pounds – or about 82 tons – of fresh produce, more than double what the research farm gave away in 2004, to three local food banks.
For 18 Cornell students who were spending Jan. 4 to 20 in Honduras working on water plants in small villages, it was perhaps the sweetest moment of all witnessing the ceremonial handover of a completed project. (Jan. 23, 2008)
More than 70 percent of brides-to-be want to drop more than 20 pounds before the big day, reports a new Cornell study. Of those who want to lose weight, more than one-third use such extreme measures as diet pills, fasting or skipping meals to reach their goal.
Understanding survival of a species can be a lot more complicated than meets the eye because ecosystems are so interrelated. In a recent study, a Cornell researcher discovered that host caterpillars that eat fungus-infected plants harbor more female than male wasp larvae by 2-to-1. (Jan. 23, 2008)