A new study has identified a set of genetic variants in maize that accounts for levels of vitamin A precursors among varieties. The discovery could lead to at least tripling provitamin A levels in maize in Africa, where millions go blind due to vitamin A deficiency. (Jan. 17, 2008)
Cornell and Yale universities will share a $5.5 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research to better understand the biology of rice, maize and sorghum, among other crops. (Jan. 16, 2008)
At the request of the Upstate Citizens Safety Task Force, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will conduct a study on the impact of heavy trucks transporting garbage along New York State Route 89. (Jan. 10, 2008)
Alumni and Cornell students came together in 17 U.S. cities and in Shanghai, China, Jan. 5-6, for Cornell Cares Day, tackling community service projects and connecting with other Cornellians. (Jan. 9, 2008)
Seventeen Cornell engineering students are traveling to rural Honduras this month to work on AguaClara, a project that brings clean drinking water technology to the Central American nation. (Jan. 8, 2008)
Mauve Majesty is a new pink ornamental, developed by Professor Mark Bridgen and patented by Cornell, that can bloom all summer long in the cooler, northern states until the first hard freeze in the fall.
The Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers is hosting its annual workshop series for K-12 teachers and students enrolled in college programs leading to certification in secondary education, Jan. 19-20. (Jan. 4, 2008)