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Aspirin targets key protein in neurodegenerative diseases

The active ingredient in aspirin blocks an enzyme that triggers cell death in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, offering hope for novel treatments. Read More

BTI scientists envision the “Future of Food”

A panel of Boyce Thompson Institute scientists discuss how climate change will alter the future of farming. Read More

Imagine a Summer of Scientific Discovery at BTI!

The Boyce Thompson Institute is now accepting applications for summer internships in Plant Genome Research and Bioinformatics! Read More

Dean Boor elected to AAAS

BTI board member Kathryn Boor will be honored by AAAS in February at their annual meeting. Read More

Position Opening: VP, Development and Communications

BTI, an independent research institute on the Cornell University campus, invites applications for the position of Vice President, Development and Communications. Read More

“Good” and “bad” bacteria in the fight against citrus greening disease

The bacterium believed to cause citrus greening disease creates multiple changes in both the Asian citrus psyllid that carries it and the beneficial bacteria that live within the insect. Read More

GOBII workshop seeks solutions to big data problem

The GOBII project gathered researchers from breeding centers around the world to make a plan to develop the architecture for a genomics database for five staple crops. Read More

The ‘Speck’-ter haunting New York tomato fields

The BTI tomato field experienced a damaging outbreak of bacterial speck disease this summer, but BTI's Greg Martin has identified genetic regions in a wild tomato species that may make future varieties immune to these devastating bacterial strains. Read More

Why teachers spend their vacation days at BTI

Ongoing relationships with teachers enable Education and Outreach to host valuable professional development workshops on plant and insect science for dedicated teachers. Read More

A-plus potatoes may lead to more nutritious cassava crops

A technique to enhance beta-carotene levels in potatoes and cassava may one day help alleviate vitamin A deficiency in developing countries. Read More

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