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CU researcher uses stimulus funds to study infectious disease resistance

Using fruit flies as a model, entomologist Brian Lazzaro will study connections between the immune system and other physiological processes in determining resistance to infectious disease. (Aug. 24, 2009)

'Cornell dots' make the world's tiniest laser

Researchers have modified nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' to make the world's smallest laser - so small it could be incorporated into microchips to serve as a light source for photonic circuits. (Aug. 17, 2009)

Cancer drugs' skyrocketing costs are worth the price, Cornell report finds

The cost of colorectal cancer drugs has skyrocketed in recent years, but a Cornell study finds that when you consider improved longevity and quality of life, the price is worth it. (Aug. 14, 2009)

IQ Ambassadors shrink distance between Ithaca and Doha

The IthaQatar Ambassadors program, a group established in 2008 to connect students on Cornell's Ithaca and Qatar campuses, is growing and planning for the future. (Aug. 10, 2009)

Program helps rural workers and communities walk their way to a lower breast cancer risk

A Cornell program, Small Steps Are Easier Together, is reaching out to rural communities and workplaces to get women to be more active and eat more healthfully to lower breast cancer risk. (Aug. 3, 2009)

Program encourages home-cooked meals with local produce

A new Cornell Cooperative Extension program encourages New York families to prepare home-cooked meals with local produce for healthier eating that also benefits the local economy. (Aug. 3, 2009)

Aging population, sustainability issues come together at interdisciplinary conference

The Cornell Conference on Aging and the Environment was the beginning of a major new push to consider the effects of the aging population in the context of the environment. (July 31, 2009)

Skorton to speak at Ethiopian university's graduation on East Africa trip

President David Skorton will visit Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda during a two-week trip, beginning July 1. Skorton will speak at the Bahir Dar University graduation and discuss opportunities for collaboration. (June 25, 2009)

New grant explores link between diet and aging

Cornell biochemist Shu-Bing Qian of the Division of Nutrition Sciences has received a $400,000 grant over four years to study how diet impacts the aging process at the molecular level. (June 25, 2009)