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Biology News

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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
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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.

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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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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