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Why an interdisciplinary biological research institute now?

Why have a number of research universities recently jumped on the bandwagon of building interdisciplinary institutes in the biomedical sciences? Cornell's Anthony Bretscher explains. (Dec. 11, 2008)

Researcher invents lethal 'lint brush' to capture and kill cancer cells in the bloodstream

Cornell researcher Michael King shows that a tiny, implantable device can capture and kill cancer cells in the bloodstream before they spread through the body. (Dec. 10, 2008)

Frozen assets: Who gets the embryos when a couple splits?

Visiting scholar Esther Farnós-Amorós discussed who gets the embryos when a couple divorces. At play is the right not to procreate, she says. (Dec. 2, 2008)

High tunnels yield healthier, prettier produce and enable longer growing seasons

Fred Forsburg's tomatoes are perfect and blemish free - tough to do in a certified organic operation where no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used. The secret? He grows all his tomatoes in high tunnels. (Dec. 2, 2008)

Cornell scientists find key to riddle of vitamin B1 biosynthesis -- 'like solving a Rubik's cube'

Cornell scientists have characterized a key enzyme's structure to better understand its activity in vitamin B1 synthesis. The enzyme performs a complex series of 15 to 20 steps. (Nov. 19, 2008)

Rainfall and autism: Cornell researchers find a curious link

Cornell researchers find that autism rates are higher in those counties with higher rainfall in Washington, Oregon and California than in drier parts of the states. (Nov. 11, 2008)

Following the leader can be a drag, according to student's research on flapping flags

Graduate student Leif Ristroph found that two or more flexible objects in a flow - flags flapping in the wind, for example - experience drag very differently from rigid objects in a similar flow. (Nov. 6, 2008)

Evidence found for climate-driven ecological shifts in North Atlantic, says Cornell study

As a result of global warming, which has caused Arctic freshwater ice to melt and flow southward, the ranges of some cold water, northern marine species have been moving down the North American coast. (Nov. 6, 2008)

Samantha the sheep gets a leg up, thanks to the work of<br />CU vets and sanctuary

Several disabled goats and sheep have been given artificial legs, thanks to several Cornell veterinarians working with Ithaca's Hangar Orthotics and Prosthetics. (Nov. 3, 2008)