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Biology News

A female and male student work with a male teacher in a laboratory classroom holding vials.

News

Flexible due dates lower student stress without loss of rigor

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have created an “extension without penalty” system that features two assignment deadlines – an “ideal” and an EWP – and charted how the penalty-free extensions were used by students.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Biology
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A cross-college collaboration is opening new doors in the study of male infertility by breaking down a key step in sperm formation. Isolating the intricacies of meiotic sex chromosome inactivation, will now enable researchers to identify what...

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genetics
A woman wearing purple gloves and holding a blue folder crouches in a field and speaks to another woman in a mask.

News

Awarded graduate students will study sustainability, biodiversity, accelerating energy transitions, advancing human health, increasing food security or addressing climate change.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity
The outside of the Biotechnology Building on a grey cloudy day. It is a building with five floors, peach concrete walls, and sixteen windows per floor covering the entire span of the building.

News

Campus engineers have verified that the building – tailored for energy efficiency, including a recent retrofit of four rooftop exhaust stacks to recover heat – now saves the university nearly $670,000 a year.

  • Energy
  • Biology
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Scientists have long believed that a newborn’s immune system was an immature version of an adult’s, but new research shows that newborns’ T cells – white blood cells that protect from disease – outperform those of adults at fighting off numerous...

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
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Events

Arjun Khakhar

Seminar

Seminar from the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems ( CROPPS) Featuring Arjun Khakhar, assistant professor of biology at Colorado State University Tuesday, October 10 from 2-3 p.m. eastern time Hybrid event in Emerson 135 at...
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Biology
Celina Juliano

Seminar

Seminar By Celina Juliano Associate Professor University of California, Davis Mechanisms of Development and Regeneration in Hydra Friday, May 19, 2023 | 3:30 PM G10 Biotech Building If you need accommodations to participate in this event please...
  • Biology
  • Genetics