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Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. The...

Men’s ‘overwork’ widens gender gap in wages

By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly...

Secret-keeping is exhausting

Stress from having to keep a secret – one’s sexual orientation, for example, or simply a forbidden word – can cause lapses in physical...

World’s thinnest glass: 1-molecule thick

At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany’s...

Trial will test whether surgery is the best option for type...

NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2011) -- A new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is among the first to test surgery specifically for Type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study is to understand whether surgery can control d...

Sweeping view of prostate cancer genome yields deep insights

NEW YORK, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., AND BOSTON (Feb. 9, 2011) -- For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of t...

Choices — not discrimination — determine success for women scientists, Cornell...

ITHACA, N.Y. -- It's an incendiary topic in academia -- the pervasive belief that women are underrepresented in science, math and engineering fields because they face sex discrimination in the interviewing, hiring, and grant and manuscript review ...

Cornell researchers find a strong community protects adolescents from risky health...

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Growing up poor increases a person's likelihood of health problems as an adult, but a new study led by a Cornell University environmental psychologist shows that being raised in a tight-knit community can help offset this disadvanta...

Technique allows researchers to identify key maize genes for increased yield

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Scientists have identified the genes related to leaf angle in corn (maize) -- a key trait for planting crops closer together, which has led to an eight-fold increase in yield since the early 1900s. (Nature Genetics, Jan. 9, 2011.)...

Team creates novel vaccine that produces strong immunity against cocaine high

LA JOLLA, CA -- January 4, 2011 -- Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bi...

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