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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