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Student-run conference, April 20-24, to explore issues in U.S. health care

The Sick in America series begins April 20 and will highlight issues of health care from the perspectives of physicians, patients, economists and policymakers. (April 7, 2009)

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NYC science teachers go back to classroom to think outside the Mystery Box

The Science Leadership Academy provides ideas, supplies, mentors and networking opportunities that the academy hopes the teachers will use to engage students in biology, chemistry and physics. (March 20, 2009)

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Technology may be one way to reach youth with sexual-health information

African-Americans account for nearly 70 percent of all new HIV/AIDS cases, and teen pregnancy rates may be rising again. Text messaging may be one way to help address such daunting public health issues. (March 4, 2009)

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Hydroponic gardens calm Rikers Island teen inmates

Philson Warner, an extension associate with Cornell's Cooperative Extension in New York City, has set up a hydroponics lab for teen inmates at the Rikers Island jail. (Feb. 25, 2009)

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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)

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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)

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10 ways to improve control, reduce risk in financial sector

Financial expert Leon Metzger offers recommendations for new legislation or regulation to improve the internal controls and reduce operational risk in the financial sector. (Jan. 21, 2009)

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Scientists close in on taurine's activity in the brain (Red Bull drinkers, take note)

A finding by a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College opens the door to better understanding the amino acid taurine's impact on the brain. (Feb. 13, 2008)

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Robert Lieberman explores old neighborhood in new film

Cornell physics faculty member Robert H. Lieberman goes home in his new film, 'Last Stop Kew Gardens,' a documentary about the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. (May 8, 2007)