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Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Climate
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A team of researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and six Chinese universities has identified genes in spinach that regulate its concentration of oxalate, which is responsible for “spinach teeth,” as well as genes that help the plant combat downy mildew, a major disease of commercial crops.
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Grants fund study, outreach on sustainable milk production
Two National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $1.2 million will fund projects to test a novel strategy to make milk production more efficient and sustainable and outreach to communicate animal science to the public.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
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Chobani has announced changes to its successful Chobani Scholars Program, adding a pledge of $1 million and a focus on supporting historically underserved students who wish to pursue a broad set of agricultural interests.
  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Animals