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Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca poses serious safety concerns, Cornell study shows

Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca -- instead of on the surrounding interstates -- does not save truckers time or much money, and is causing safety issues for the community, a Cornell study shows. (June 9, 2008)

ISS fellowships free some of Cornell's top social scientists to pursue their research

The Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell is hosting 11 faculty fellows as part of its new in-residence program, awarding each a $10,000 grant to pursue their research beginning in September. (June 9, 2008)

Cornell wins $184 million award from Hewlett-Packard for patent infringement

A federal court jury has found that Hewlett-Packard Corp. infringed on a Cornell patent for a computer instruction-processing technique and awarded the university $184 million in damages. (June 6, 2008)

Arecibo joins global network to create 6,000-mile telescope

As part of a global network of observatories, Arecibo helped create an 11,000 km-diameter radio telescope with unparalleled resolution. (June 6, 2008)

Clintons (minus Hillary) visit Arecibo; former president urges more federal funding for basic sciences

Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea got a warm welcome from Arecibo Observatory staff during a visit in the run-up to the Puerto Rico Democratic Presidential primary. (June 5, 2008)

Cornell researcher strives to break the link between obesity and diabetes

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are inextricably linked, but biochemist and geneticist Ling Qi is working to break that connection, and finding just the right gene could do it. (June 5, 2008)

The time is ripe for an apple that tastes like berries and one that doesn't brown

Horticultural scientist Susan K. Brown is mining the apple genome for the keys to some revolutionary reconceptions of a long-familiar fruit. (June 5, 2008)

Cornell online videos tell young women to avoid certain cosmetics and plastics that may increase breast-cancer risk

Cornell's Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors has produced three online videos telling young women to avoid personal-care products, cosmetics and plastics containing chemicals that mimic estrogen and may increase breast-cancer risk. (June 5, 2008)

Troubling link of globalization to animal and human diseases cited at veterinary college program

Globalization brings new disease threats to animals and humans, Corrie Brown, professor of veterinary pathology at the University of Georgia, said at the 2008 Smith-Kilborne Foreign Animal Disease Program at Cornell May 28.