Cornell Prof Explains Relevance of Creating Mouse Embryos from Stem Cells

In August 2022, NIH researchers from the University of Cambridge successfully created a synthetic mouse embryo model using cultured mice stem cells. This project aimed at using stem cells to express specific genes that would lead to the development of these mouse stem cells into embryos. 

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Mechanism of Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance

The Smolka Lab, led by Prof. Marcus Smolka, molecular biology and genetics, recently published a study shedding light on a novel pathway that explains how cancer cells can become resistant to chemotherapy and offering a promising mechanism to prevent chemo-resistance —the process by which cancer cells become tolerant to chemotherapeutic drugs.

Interspecific Competition Draws Lines For the Elevations of Tropical Mountain Birds

A new study out of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology finds that these limited altitude residencies are due to interspecific competition where individuals of different species compete for the same resources. The study, published in Science, was conducted using eBird data from 4.4 million citizen science observations of 2,879 bird species around the world.