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New York small businesses receive JumpStart awards

Three businesses in New York state have been selected to receive JumpStart awards with the Cornell Center for Materials Research for this semester. (Feb. 21, 2008)

DiSalvo named fellow of Materials Research Society

Frank J. DiSalvo, the J.A. Newman Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Cornell's Center for a Sustainable Future, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society. (Feb. 21, 2008)

Kleinberg, Liepe receive Sloan fellowships

Cornell faculty members Robert Kleinberg, assistant professor of computer science, and Matthias Liepe, assistant professor of physics, have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. (Feb. 20, 2008)

Vet College scientists aid investigation of why bats in Northeast are mysteriously dying

First it was bees that were mysteriously dying. Now it's bats. To help diagnose the problem, NYDEC scientists are sending samples to Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. (Feb. 20, 2008)

Ancient 'Out of Africa' migration left stamp on European genetic diversity, Cornell-led study finds

A Cornell-led study that compared more than 10,000 sequenced genes from 15 African-Americans and 20 European-Americans suggests that European populations have more harmful variations. (Feb. 20, 2008)

Replacing bulk with nanotechnology, researchers find new way to keep fiber-optic signal sharp

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that fiber-optic signals can be amplified and sharpened on a single photonic microchip, replacing bulky bundles of fiber or electronic amplifiers. (Feb. 19, 2008)

Novel X-ray detector to provide 'new eyes' into matter will be built with $2.19 million Keck grant

Cornell scientists have received a $2.19 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for developing a portable X-ray detector, which will serve as a novel set of 'eyes' for observing dynamic matter. (Feb. 19, 2008)

Ray Wu, Cornell's acclaimed pioneer of genetic engineering and developer of widely grown, hardy rice, dies at 79

Ray J. Wu, Cornell professor of molecular biology and genetics, who developed the first method for sequencing DNA and some of the fundamental tools for DNA cloning, died at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca Feb. 10. (Feb. 14, 2008)

Inventor wins IPM award for rugged farm weather stations

John Leggett, of Canterbury, N.H., received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award from the New York State IPM Program at Cornell for development of automated weather instruments. (Feb. 14, 2008)