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Women opt out of math/science careers because of family demands, study concludes

Women are underrepresented in math-intensive careers not because they lack good math ability, but because they prefer other careers with more flexibility to raise children, says a new Cornell study. (March 11, 2009)

Museum offers rare glimpses into past to study the present

The bones, feathers, shells and skins in the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates offer rare and valuable information into the biological history of species that may help today's creatures survive. (Feb. 26, 2009)

Isolation and tracking of mouse stem cells ends debate on their existence

The findings of a Cornell and University of Bonn study could allow researchers to better understand whether genes can spur heart stem cells to fully differentiate into new cells after a heart attack. (Feb. 26, 2009)

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)