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Researchers describe how cells take out the trash to prevent disease

Molecutar biologist Scott Emr and colleagues describe in detail how cells recycle protein "garbage" in two recent papers appearing in the journals Cell and Developmental Cell. (Oct. 31, 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)

Minimally invasive spine surgery shown effective

Minimally invasive surgery can help patients suffering from worn and painful spinal disc degeneration in the same amount of time as standard, more invasive procedures, a study shows. (Oct. 29, 2008)

Still deadly after all these years

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have located a gene that could mutate to make Y. pestis, the bacterium responsible for the Black Plague, resistant to many common drugs. (Oct. 29, 2008)

New technique may ease pain and discomfort following prostate cancer surgery

To ease the pain of recovery following prostate cancer surgery, researchers have developed an innovative and patient-friendly approach that eliminates the use of a catheter. (Oct. 29, 2008)

Weill Hall business incubator gets new momentum with $7.5 million McGovern gift

The IDEA Center, the life sciences business incubator, is now the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, thanks to the McGovern family's gift of $7.5 million. (Oct. 22, 2008)

At Weill Hall dedication, faculty panel ponders life science feats and promises

A panel of Cornell faculty had a lively discussion on research and issues in the life sciences during the dedication of Weill Hall and the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, Oct. 16. (Oct. 17, 2008)

Emr elected associate member of elite European Molecular Biology Organization

Scott Emr, director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and professor of molecular biology and genetics, has been elected an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organization. (Oct. 16, 2008)

For researchers in Weill Hall, collaboration between Ithaca and New York City is central

Weill Hall is designed for big-picture scientists: researchers who think beyond the confines of their field to tackle challenges in creative new ways. (Oct. 10, 2008)