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Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators, study finds

Cornell research suggests that butterflies' hind wings help them evade predators, and their bright colors warn birds that chasing them isn't worth the energy. (Jan. 6, 2009)

Using light to move and trap DNA molecules

Cornell researchers have used a beam of light to trap and move particles as small as 75 nanometers in diameter, including DNA molecules, a new approach to the 'lab on a chip.' (Dec. 31, 2008)

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)

Mann Library expands access to rare beekeeping volumes

Cornell's Mann Library has added the first 20 volumes of The American Bee Journal, the first English-language journal devoted to the beekeeping field, to its online library of historical beekeeping materials.

New technique provides snapshot of all genes being transcribed across human genome

In the Dec. 19 issue of Science, Cornell researchers report on a new technique that takes a snapshot of all the locations on the human genome where RNA polymerases actively transcribe genes. (Dec. 16, 2008)

7 birdscapes, all atwitter

A new pop-up book by Miyoko Chu, director of communications at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, celebrates diverse bird sounds in contrasting landscapes through art and audio. (Dec. 11, 2008)

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)