Cornell University was founded as a private university in 1865. Cornell University has 4 state supported statutory or contract colleges. Cornell has two medical school hospital campuses. The main medical school is in New York City and the other is in Education City, Qatar. Cornell University has undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. About 40 Nobel Laureates and 28 Rhodes Scholars have been affiliated with Cornell University. Cornell University is known for its exceptional fund raising and expenditures in research. It is ranked fifth in fund raising among all universities in the U.S. Cornell University is noted for its work on developing crops for Africa, the study of quantum interactions in superconductors and other relevant research in the field of ecology, green energy and interesting work on snakes. Cornell University hosts 100 academic departments and numerous labs and institutes for individual study.
Extra DNA creates cucumber with all female flowers
Ask a plant researcher how the sex of a cucumber plant is determined and the person will tell you, "It's complicated." Depending on a complex mix of genetic and environmental factors, cucumbers can be seven different sexes. ...
Fungi essential for land plants live with mysterious bacteria
Soil fungi colonize roots and provide essential nutrients for the majority of the world's land plants, but new research sheds light on a class of bacteria found living within these fungi.
3-D scans of mating fruit flies uncovers female biology
Following in the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci's 1493 anatomical sketch of a man and woman, "The Copulation," Cornell researchers used cutting-edge X-ray technology to noninvasively image fruit flies during and after mating.
RNA insecticide could target specific pests
A novel insecticide targets a specific gene in a pest, killing only that bug species on crops and avoiding collateral damage to beneficial insects caused by today's pesticides.
Worm pheromones trigger plant defenses, study finds
Plants can sense parasitic roundworms in the soil by picking up on their chemical signals, a team of researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI), on the Cornell University campus, has found.
New discovery sheds light on research tool
Microwave ovens, penicillin and Velcro are examples of scientific discoveries made by accident. Now, Cornell researchers announce another accidental discovery: When a green fluorescent protein (GFP) is exposed to specific ...
Research finds protein regulation linked to cells' growth cycle
By tracking the movement of proteins in a living cell with nanometer-scale precision, Cornell researchers have gained a new insight into the way cells regulate the expression of their genes.
Better mouse model enables colon cancer research
Every day, it seems, someone in some lab is "curing cancer." Well, it's easy to kill cancer cells in a lab, but in a human, it's a lot more complicated, which is why nearly all cancer drugs fail clinical trials.
Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
'Robobarista' can figure out your new coffee machine
In the near future we may have household robots to handle cooking, cleaning and other menial tasks. They will be teachable: Show the robot how to operate your coffee machine, and it will take over from there.