Prof. Adrienne Roeder, plant biology, researches the role of cell division in the development of plant tissues. Roeder works in both the Department of Plant Biology and the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.
“Purple Wonder,” Cornell’s newest variety of strawberry, offers a color not found in any grocery store. Created by Prof. Courtney Weber, horticulture, Purple Wonder is darker than the typical strawberry, and, according to Weber, boasts a sweeter taste than its bright red cousins.
Under her pseudonym “Gabby Wild,” vet school student Gabby Wagner ’11 combines animal activism with fashion to help save threatened animals as a part of her “12 in 12 for 12” campaign. “Its called ‘12 in 12 for 12’ because I’m wearing twelve outfits in twelve months for twelve threatened animals,” she said. The twelve originally designed outfits are inspired by different endangered animals from all around the world.
Animals are suddenly dropping dead, becoming ill and sterile, and birthing deformed offspring in places where hydrofracturing, or “fracking,” for natural gas is practiced reports a new study by Prof. Robert Oswald, molecular medicine, and his wife Michelle Bamberger, a private practice veterinarian.
Obesity and diabetes share an undeniable connection, but what exactly is it? Prof. Ling Qi, nutritional sciences, and his team of researchers are trying to find out.His team is currently focusing on trying to understand the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes, Qi said. “The long term goal is to delineate a molecular mechanism that leads to the obesity associated type II diabetes,” he added.