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First record of a gall-forming aphid fighting off predator
A researcher reports evidence of a gall-forming aphid defending itself against predators, a first for the species, Mordwilkoja vagabunda.
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Animals
  • Evolution
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Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Thousands of strains of drosophilia, or fruit fly, have been developed for research purposes at Cornell Research. These fruit flies are currently being used to investigate human diseases, and researcher Chun Han from Cornell's Molecular Biology and Genetics lab is developing a new research technique called gRNA-infused crossing over, or MAGIC, that will make this type of research easier for future experiments.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Organisms
  • Biology

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A sophomore and a two juniors have won Goldwater Scholarships, the top undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology
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Michael Gore, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor and chair of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leading a multidisciplinary project to...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Rosa Puertollano Senior Investigator Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Center NIH/NHLBI BMCB Field Candidate Sponsored by the field of BMCB Hosted by: Fenghua Hu fh87 [at] cornell.edu If you need...
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  • Genetics
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Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Christian Froekjaer-Jensen Assistant Professor Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering KAUST Sponsored by the field of BMCB Hosted by: Gunther Hollopeter gh383 [at] cornell.edu If you need...
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