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Researchers present genetics findings at Qatar symposium

The prevalence of genetic diseases in the Middle East were among the topics of the second Qatar Genetics Symposium held Oct. 31 at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. (Nov. 2, 2009)

A 200-year-old medical mystery solved at Weill Cornell

In a lecture on the history of heart attack, Weill Cornell Medical College cardiologist Paul Kligfield recounts how he unraveled one of cardiology's historical medical mysteries. (Oct. 29, 2009)

Battling cancer with engineering: National Cancer Institute funds Cornell-led $13 million research center

The $13 million Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis will focus on using nanobiotechnology and other related physical science approaches to advance research on cancer. (Oct. 27, 2009)

Being a doctor can be 'really disgusting,' but rewards are unsurpassable, says Weill neurosurgeon

Michael Kaplitt, a neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medical College, talked about his career and research, which includes developing gene therapy for Parkinson's disease, in a talk on campus Oct. 20. (Oct. 27, 2009)

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)