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Four departments get top billing for faculty productivity

Cornell's Departments of Food Science, Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are No. 1 in the country in their fields, according to the latest Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. (Sept. 12, 2007)

An apple peel a day might keep cancer at bay, Cornell food science study finds

Cornell researchers have identified a dozen compounds in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have not previously been described in the literature. (May 30, 2007)

With 1 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases, students attract top names to forum on global health

As part of Cornell's Africa Initiative, students at Weill Cornell Medical College organized a forum on neglected diseases that included some of the most important names in global health. (Feb. 23, 2007)

New cross-campus Global Health Program to offer grad program, undergrad minor, internships, lecture series

To address such pressing health challenges in the world as HIV/AIDS and malnutrition in developing nations, Cornell has established an innovative Global Health Program, a collaborative effort between Cornell's Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. (Feb. 9, 2007)

New Weill Qatar program trains medical interpreters

Communication between medical students and patients took a leap forward recently when 25 people -- out of an applicant pool of 150 -- completed a seven-day training program for medical interpreters at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. (June 30, 2006)

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are the first in the New York City metropolitan area to successfully implant into the brain arteries a new stent specifically designed to treat high-risk stroke patients.

Electrocardiogram helps predict risk for congestive heart failure in hypertensive patients

An electrocardiogram is an effective tool for detecting risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with hypertension, according to a new study by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Spending summer at the Gateways to a bright future

The Gateways to the Laboratory Program invites a select group of minority and disadvantaged college students to participate in 10 weeks of research at Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Sloan-Kettering Institute and Rockefeller University, granting them a unique opportunity and boosting their odds of getting into an M.D. or Ph.D. graduate program after college. (December 15, 2005)

Biofortified, iron-rich rice improves the nutrition of women, study by Cornell researcher shows for the first time

In the first study to test people who eat foods that have been bred for higher-than-normal concentrations of micronutrients, nutritional sciences professor Jere Haas and colleagues found that the iron status of women who ate iron-rich rice was 20 percent higher than those who ate traditional rice. (November 29, 2005)