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High blood pressure treatment could put women at greater risk than men for enlarged heart

New research shows that women benefit less than men from two common blood pressure drugs for the reduction of left-ventricular hypertrophy, which is a thickening and enlargement of the heart. (Sept. 17, 2008)

Dean Alonso of Qatar medical college to retire

Daniel R. Alonso, dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar since its 2001 inception, announced his retirement effective Jan. 1 2009. Deputy Dean Javaid Sheikh will take over as interim dean. (Sept. 17, 2008)

Seven receive American Heart Association grants

The American Heart Association has awarded seven new grants to Cornell researchers for their work, which is geared at fighting heart disease and stroke. (Sept. 16, 2008)

Symposium on nanomedicine to introduce new nanotech facility office at WCMC

The opening of the office will be marked by a nanomedicine symposium, Sept. 24 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. (Sept. 11, 2008)

CU directs meeting at U.N. on socio-economics impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa

The Sept. 9 United Nations University Cornell Africa Series Symposium addressed the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. The event was organized by Professor David Sahn. (Sept. 11, 2008)

IthaQatar ambassadors build friendships, 'feel the oneness' across campuses

Twelve students from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar spent the summer in Ithaca doing research, exploring the area and building friendships with students on Cornell's main campus. (Aug. 20, 2008)

Eating less, eating local and eating better could slash U.S. energy use, CU study finds

Americans could dramatically cut down on their energy use by changing their eating habits and farming in more traditional ways, says a new Cornell study. (Aug. 11, 2008)

Thick and thin diners differ in approach to buffet eating

When it comes to chowing down at all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets, thinner people do it differently, finds a new Cornell study. They tend to browse and chew more, use chopsticks and smaller plates. (July 14, 2008)

Chemicals from fires may increase risk of breast cancer in women firefighters

Many of the toxic chemicals that firefighters are exposed to can cause breast cancer, according to two Cornell researchers. (July 14, 2008)