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Glowing 'Cornell dots' can show surgeons where tumors are

Brightly glowing nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' are a safe, effective way to 'light up' cancerous tumors so surgeons can find and remove them. (Feb. 18, 2009)

Weill Cornell, Ithaca researchers use cotton candy to create new blood-flow routes

Using a cotton candy machine, a team of physicians and scientists from Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Ithaca campus may have developed a way to create engineered tissue. (Feb. 17, 2009)

In flurry of studies, researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer

Six studies published in the past year by Cornell researcher Rui Hai Liu support the growing evidence that apples and other fruits and vegetables with phytochemicals inhibit the growth of mammary tumors. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Researcher: New toxicant safety standards are needed to protect the young

Toxicologist Rodney Dietert stresses the need to focus more attention on identifying environmental factors that can damage the immune system during prenatal, infant and juvenile development. (Jan. 20, 2009)

Researchers uncover how protein receptors on cells switch on and off for growth and health

Researchers have provided a new insight into how receptors on cell surfaces turn off signals from the cell's environment. The findings have implications for better understanding cancer, AIDS and other illnesses. (Jan. 16, 2009)

Coat that cushions falls, machine to put pants on: Students cook up concepts to help elderly

Students have developed ideas for a machine that allows seniors to put on their pants without bending over, a coat that cushions a fall and a jacket that is easy to pull on and off while sitting in a wheelchair. (Jan. 13, 2009)

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, a Cornell study finds

Cornell researchers report in Science that the mosquitoes that carry dengue and yellow fevers create harmonic love songs before mating. Disrupting the duets could lead to control measures. (Jan. 8, 2009)

New York's first lady partners with Cornell to improve health of state's children

New York first lady Michelle Paige Paterson visited campus Jan. 5 with hopes to improve the health of New York's children and reduce childhood obesity with help from Cornell University. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Groundbreaking, inexpensive, pocket-sized ultrasound device can help treat cancer, relieve arthritis

Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student George K. Lewis is making therapeutic ultrasound devices that are smaller, more powerful and many times less expensive than today's models. (Dec. 18, 2008)