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Artery stiffness may change cell behavior and contribute to atherosclerosis, researcher finds

Cynthia Reinhart-King, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is investigating atherosclerosis from a new perspective - with hopes of finding new ways to treat it. (Feb. 25, 2009)

Course comparing Indian and U.S. agriculture helps make students and faculty 'globally relevant'

Cornell students and Indian students from four universities added to their global perspective through the International Agriculture and Rural Development field course. (Feb. 19, 2009)

Glowing 'Cornell dots' can show surgeons where tumors are

Brightly glowing nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' are a safe, effective way to 'light up' cancerous tumors so surgeons can find and remove them. (Feb. 18, 2009)

Research seeks to prevent additional long-term damage following heart attack

Robin Davisson and colleagues are studying how the sympathetic nervous system responds after a heart attack. (Feb. 18, 2009)

Weill Cornell, Ithaca researchers use cotton candy to create new blood-flow routes

Using a cotton candy machine, a team of physicians and scientists from Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Ithaca campus may have developed a way to create engineered tissue. (Feb. 17, 2009)

New student team aims to create biomachines that destroy pollutants, cancer cells

The Cornell International Genetically Engineered Machines student project team, formed this year, uses biological, not mechanical, components to make machines. (Feb. 17, 2009)

Cornell helps India's small farmers fight moth larvae with genetically modified eggplant

Small farmers in India will soon have a cheaper, safer and more effective option for growing one of India's favorite foods: genetically modified eggplant, developed with Cornell's help. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Role of protein in tumor growth is highlighted by researcher using 3-D model

By observing the behavior of cancer cells grown in both two and three dimensions, a Cornell researcher has shown that a previously underestimated protein could be a key factor in allowing cancer to grow and spread. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Cornell professor faults systemic failures in salmonella outbreak from peanut butter

When the media needed background on the national salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a Blakely, Ga., peanut-processing plant, they turned to food scientist Robert Gravani. (Feb. 10, 2009)