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Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Could alpacas help cure human diseases?

Published Jul 1, 2013

Binghamton researcher Andrew Merriwether, a biologist, anthropologist and alpaca farmer, tells Fox 40 TV that studying alpaca genes may also help humans. Read more

What will fix the Triple Crown?

What will fix the Triple Crown?

Published Jul 27, 2012

A fan asks: What weird fix will fix the Triple Crown? Binghamton biologist Steven Tammariello runs a company that may offer one solution, she writes. Read more

Jockeying for genetic advantage

Jockeying for genetic advantage

Published May 2, 2012

A Binghamton biologist has pioneered genetic testing of Thoroughbreds, which could help breeders predict which pairings are likely to produce promising foals. Read more

Ancient forest may offer climate-change insights

Ancient forest may offer climate-change insights

Published Mar 1, 2012

A team including Binghamton's William Stein reports the discovery of the floor of the world’s oldest forest in a cover article in the March 1 issue of Nature. Read more

Biofilms project draws on engineering expertise

Biofilms project draws on engineering expertise

Published Dec 19, 2011

Interdisciplinary research conducted by Binghamton University students provides new insights about biofilms — slimy coatings of bacteria — as well as new ways to study them. Read more

Taking aim at tumors

Taking aim at tumors

Published Mar 15, 2011

Binghamton University researchers are contributing to a body of knowledge that may one day lead to targeted cancer treatments. Read more

Scientists open tiny ‘time capsules’ in search of ancient DNA

Scientists open tiny ‘time capsules’ in search of ancient DNA

Published Oct 19, 2010

Binghamton University researchers recently revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals. Read more