Skip to main content

Powerhouse team battles to save right whales

Cornell is working with Georgia Ports Authority, among other organizations, to monitor and help protect North Atlantic right whales off the eastern seaboard. (Sept. 18, 2008)

On Smuttynose, layers of history reveal early settlement and fate of fisheries

An Island archaeology course at the Isles of Shoals digs up historical artifacts and clues about the decline of fisheries in the North Atlantic. (Sept. 18, 2008)

Researchers discover how antidepressants and cocaine interact with their protein targets in brain cells

Researchers describe how brain cells process antidepressants, cocaine and amphetamines. The findings could lead to more targeted medications for psychiatric diseases and addiction. (Sept. 17, 2008)

Blanchard honored for pioneering ribosome research

Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Scott Blanchard received the Career Award from the National Science Foundation for his groundbreaking work in cell biology. (Sept. 17, 2008)

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)

Whales heard for first time in waters around New York City

For the first time, beckoning calls of endangered fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales have been recorded in waters around New York City, according to Cornell experts. (Sept. 16, 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)

To survive, tiger moths are bright for birds, click for bats

A study shows that a tiger moth's bright coloring and clicking sounds evolved independently as a response to specific predators - visually oriented birds and acoustically oriented bats. (Sept. 16, 2008)

From mice to men, evidence of evolutionary selection is found in 544 genes in analysis going back 80 million years

By comparing the genomes of humans and five other mammals, Cornell researchers have identified 544 genes that have been shaped by positive selection over millions of years of evolution. (Sept. 15, 2008)