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)

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)

Symposium on nanomedicine to introduce new nanotech facility office at WCMC

The opening of the office will be marked by a nanomedicine symposium, Sept. 24 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. (Sept. 11, 2008)

Class sustainability project tackles a greener Hollister Hall

A group of engineering management master's students dedicated their fall 2007 master of engineering project to a case study for increasing energy efficiency in Cornell buildings. (Sept. 11, 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)

NASA fellowships honor late CU astronomer Carl Sagan

The Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration were created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars. (Sept. 5, 2008)

Particle accelerator will benefit society, physicist Yuval Grossman says

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland could provide new clues about the nature of mass and the origin of the universe, say Cornell physicists involved in the massive international endeavor. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Summer Math Institute gets three-year grant from NSF

The Summer Math institute, launched in 2006 for college students considering graduate school, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $753,000 over the next three years. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Working to keep water clean and plentiful in Greece, CU faculty reach out to international partners

Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis traveled to Greece this summer to continue spreading public awareness on severe water shortages in the Mediterranean. (Sept. 4, 2008)