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Student inventions -- artificial tissue networks and a skull base sealer -- honored in competition

Artificial tissues with an embedded vascular system and a skull base sealer were two Cornell student inventions honored as finalists in the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. (Oct. 21, 2009)

Provost taps eight key faculty to draft strategic plan

The newly formed Strategic Plan Advisory Council will synthesize recommendations gathered from the Cornell community into a draft strategic plan. Town meetings will be held in January and February, and a draft issued in March.

Belmonte uses video games to explore facets of autism

Matthew Belmonte, assistant professor of human development, is looking for order behind the many behavioral and physiological features of autism. (Oct. 12, 2009)

Researcher uses funding to study heavy metal tolerance

With stimulus package funding, soil scientist Olena Vatamaniuk is studying a worm model system for clues into how humans might detoxify heavy metals.

Researchers receive prestigious NIH grants, including two $2.5 million Pioneer awards

Two researchers have received five-year, $2.5 million Director's Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health, and three other major grants were awarded to faculty members, the NIH announced Sept. 24. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Fabrics that fight germs and detect explosives go to market

Two Cornell researchers have launched iFyber LLC, which markets fabrics with embedded nanoparticles to detect explosives and dangerous chemicals or to serve as antibacterials for hospitals. (Sept. 21, 2009)

WCMC-Q enrolls a record medical class, extends its pre-med curriculum

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar enrolled its largest medical class to date and has added a third year to its two-year premedical program for students who enroll in August 2010 or later. (Sept. 21, 2009)

Cornell study: Long work hours, job dissatisfaction affect what family eats at home

Such working conditions as irregular work schedules, long hours and job dissatisfaction of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, reports a new Cornell study. (Sept. 14, 2009)

Global Health students spent summer abroad in low-resource countries

Forty-seven students minoring in Cornell's new Global Health Program spent the summer in various low-resource countries doing volunteer work and research as part of the requirements for their minor. (Sept. 11, 2009)