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Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

March 29, 2016

The Pre-Seed Workshop, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, offers scientists guidance on how to move their technologies and inventions from the lab to the marketplace. read more

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

March 24, 2016

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Jan Lammerding is studying how cancer cells' ability to repair themselves after deformation could lead to new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. read more

The war on cancer: Enlist now

The war on cancer: Enlist now

March 22, 2016

In this Op-Ed article, Meinig School Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Reinhart-King makes a compelling call for more cancer research funding read more

Engineering grad programs rate highly again in 2016

Engineering grad programs rate highly again in 2016

March 16, 2016

For the third year in a row, U.S. News World Report ranks Cornell's graduate engineering program among the nation's best, with six disciplines rated in the top 10 of all U.S. universities. read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

Alumni DeProspo, Duffy named Gates Cambridge scholars

Alumni DeProspo, Duffy named Gates Cambridge scholars

February 24, 2016

Atticus DeProspo ’15 and Karen Duffy ’13, M.Eng ’14, have been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the University of Cambridge, England. read more

Video - Cornell scientists develop "killer cells" to destroy cancer in lymph nodes

Video - Cornell scientists develop "killer cells" to destroy cancer in lymph nodes

February 22, 2016

Meinig School Prof. Mike King on the 'killer cells' to destroy cancer developed by his lab read more

New desktop-sterilization device disinfects cell phones

New desktop-sterilization device disinfects cell phones

February 11, 2016

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on a new sterilizing device that can be safely used on electronic equipment used in hospitals to reduce risk of infection quicker, easier and cheaper. read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. read more

NYC event celebrates goal-shattering success of campaign

NYC event celebrates goal-shattering success of campaign

February 2, 2016

Approximately 500 Cornell alumni and friends gathered Jan. 29 in New York City to mark the completion of Cornell's capital campaign, which raised $6.36 billion for university priorities. read more

Funding Cornell’s Future Engineers, With a Focus on Minorities

January 29, 2016

With a $50 million gift to Cornell University’s College of Engineering, Robert Frederick Smith aims to increase the opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women who want to make a career... read more

Two Meinig School Faculty elected to AIMBE’s prestigious College of Fellows

Two Meinig School Faculty elected to AIMBE’s prestigious College of Fellows

January 21, 2016

Associate Professors Cynthia Reinhart-King and Claudia Fischbach-Teschl have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. read more

Engineering Tumor Environments for Study

Engineering Tumor Environments for Study

January 19, 2016

Meinig BME's Claudia Fischbach-Teschl uses tissue-engineered model systems to understand the effect of a tumor cell's natural microenvironment on other parts of the body. read more

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

January 12, 2016

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell researchers have confirmed a new way to kill metastatic cancer tumors. read more

Dr. Lewis Cantley shares how practical teaching leads to medical breakthroughs

Dr. Lewis Cantley shares how practical teaching leads to medical breakthroughs

January 11, 2016

Dr. Lewis Cantley, Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, shares how fundamental scientific discoveries translate to practical clinical innovations. read more

How the global hive mind is teaming up to find a cure for Alzheimer's

January 8, 2016

Fast Company: Since late computer scientist John McCarthy came up with the term artificial intelligence back in 1955, there's been plenty of scientific research and experimentation around achieving... read more

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

January 4, 2016

Cornell biomedical engineers have found natural triggers that can override developmental, biological miscues – research that could reduce the chance of congenital heart defects. read more