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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)

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)

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)

CNF, cancer institute to host cancer research workshop

Experts in cancer biology and nanotechnology will discuss problems in the clinical and basic science of cancer, and will showcase nanotechnology advances that have led to breakthroughs in research and treatment. (Sept. 15, 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)

World's first synthetic tree is no giant redwood, but may lead to technologies for heat transfer, soil remediation

The 'tree' simulates the process of transpiration, the cohesive capillary action that allows real trees to wick moisture upward to their highest branches. (Sept. 10, 2008)

CU researchers survey for rare birds among Mayan ruins

Greg Budney, audio curator of the Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library, traveled to Guatemala's Peten region to inventory bird species and collect audio recordings at two pre-Columbian Mayan archaeological sites. (Sept. 9, 2008)