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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)

New TV show features healthy eating, local foods and N.Y. agriculture

A new television program, 'From Farm to Table,' which airs in the Albany area but is also available online, can help consumers take full advantage of the culinary bounty of the region and eat more healthfully. (Nov. 18, 2008)

The miseries of allergies just may help prevent some cancers, study finds

Sneezing, coughing, tearing and itching just may help prevent cancer - particularly colon, skin, bladder, mouth, throat, uterus and cervix, lung and gastrointestinal tract cancer, according to a new Cornell study. (Nov. 11, 2008)

NIA study to look at resident violence in nursing homes

Cornell has been awarded a four-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct the first large-scale study of verbal and physical aggression among nursing home residents. (Nov. 5, 2008)

Cornell launches Center for Comparative and Population Genomics

To highlight the growing importance of the study of genome variation and Cornell's expertise in the field, the university has launched the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics. (Oct. 29, 2008)