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'Fountain of youth' for leaves discovered

What plant scientists call senescence, consumers experience as wilted produce and overripe fruit. A team led by Cornell horticulture professor Su-Sheng Gan has identified an enzymatic fountain of youth that ...

Aug 23, 2013 4.9 / 5 (14) 0 | with audio podcast

Dad's genes build placentas, study shows

Though placentas support the fetus and mother, it turns out that the organ grows according to blueprints from dad, says new Cornell research. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Aug 12, 2013 4.9 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

SnapDragon and RubyFrost are new apple varieties

Cornell has announced two new apple varieties developed in partnership with the New York Apple Growers (NYAG). They are SnapDragon and RubyFrost, and they have undergone a year of rigorous consumer testing ...

Aug 02, 2013 not rated yet 0

Tweeting is not revolutionary, Humphreys says

Users of Twitter and other social media receive criticism for broadcasting mundane things about their lives, but a Cornell researcher says the idea of chronicling everyday life for a broader audience is not novel – though ...

Jul 24, 2013 not rated yet 0