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Butcher Lab featured in Newsweek Special Issue

Butcher Lab featured in Newsweek Special Issue

December 17, 2015

3D printing applied to healthcare a trend in 2016 read more

Glimcher celebrates Weill Cornell Medicine's growth

Glimcher celebrates Weill Cornell Medicine's growth

December 15, 2015

In her annual State of the Medical College address Dec. 7, Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, said WCM is at the forefront of scientific innovation. read more

Research leads to first puppies born by in vitro fertilization

Research leads to first puppies born by in vitro fertilization

December 9, 2015

For the first time, a litter of puppies was born by in vitro fertilization, thanks to work by Cornell researchers. The breakthrough opens the door for conserving endangered canid species using... read more

Butcher Lab Image is a 2015 FASEB BioArt Winner!

Butcher Lab Image is a 2015 FASEB BioArt Winner!

December 2, 2015

Image of a developing chick one of 13 winners in the fourth-annual competition. read more

Life science center awarded $9.2M by New York state

Life science center awarded $9.2M by New York state

December 2, 2015

New York state has awarded Cornell's Center for Advanced Technology a $9.2 million grant and given approval to continue its program for up to 10 more years. read more

Professor Michael Shuler receives Lush Science Prize

Professor Michael Shuler receives Lush Science Prize

December 1, 2015

Award recognizes projects and individuals who work towards animal-free toxicity testing. read more

Recent study of how HA lubricates cartilage results in new HA formulation

Recent study of how HA lubricates cartilage results in new HA formulation

November 26, 2015

PTP: Researchers studying how hyaluronic acid (HA) moves in the body suggest a possible reason why HA treatment of osteoarthritis has such variable outcomes. read more

New tech promises fast, accurate stroke diagnosis

New tech promises fast, accurate stroke diagnosis

November 25, 2015

Scientists at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a device that helps diagnose stroke in less than 10 minutes using a drop of blood barely big enough to moisten your fingertip. read more

Platelet membrane-coated nanoparticles kill circulating tumor cells and prevent metastasis in breast cancer model

Platelet membrane-coated nanoparticles kill circulating tumor cells and prevent metastasis in breast cancer model

November 25, 2015

biotechdaily: Investigators at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) had shown in previous studies that (CTCs) became part of a "microenvironment" when they became physically associated with activated... read more

Professor Yi Wang receives Distinguished Investigator Award

Professor Yi Wang receives Distinguished Investigator Award

November 25, 2015

Congratulations to Prof. Yi Wang for receiving a 2015 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research! read more

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

November 24, 2015

Cornell researchers investigating why HA treatments have produced mixed results discovered that a molecule, lubricin, helps anchor HA at the tissue surface, which helps to move cartilage into a... read more

Shivaun Archer Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Shivaun Archer Receives Teaching Excellence Award

November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Shivaun Archer for receiving a 2015 Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Engineering! read more

Professor Lawrence Bonassar receives Research Excellence Award

Professor Lawrence Bonassar receives Research Excellence Award

November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Bonassar for receiving a 2015 Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering! read more

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

November 12, 2015

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed super natural killer cells – that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. read more

Summit shows taking risks drives success for entrepreneurs

Summit shows taking risks drives success for entrepreneurs

November 11, 2015

At the Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City Nov. 6, CEOs presented, students pitched business ideas, and President Garrett and spoke of Cornell's entrepreneurial roots. read more

'PhDivas' discourse across disciplines and differences

'PhDivas' discourse across disciplines and differences

November 5, 2015

In their 'PhDivas' podcast, scholars Liz Wayne and Christine Yao find common ground across the STEM-humanities divide with wit and insight on contemporary culture, social issues and life in academia. read more

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

November 5, 2015

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program – described as part business school, part research institution, part startup incubator – is designed to advance the participants' research and launch new business... read more

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

November 2, 2015

The 4,000-square-foot Center for Nanomaterials Engineering and Technology is open for business with students, researchers and companies looking to use its state-of-the-art equipment. read more

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

October 27, 2015

A gift from Mong Family Foundation, through Stephen Mong '92, MEN '93, MBA '02, will create Cornell Neurotech, a cross-campus effort to understand how individual brain cells function. read more

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

October 22, 2015

Cornell researchers have engineered a tissue culture that mimics the complex environment of lymphomas – a technology that promises to rapidly advance our understanding and treatment of these tumors. read more

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

October 21, 2015

Cornell University’s entry for the International Genetically Engineered Machine synthetic biology competition earned three prizes and a gold medal at the 12th annual iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston. read more

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering awarded Prestigious GAANN Grant

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering awarded Prestigious GAANN Grant

October 20, 2015

The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University has been awarded a Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant by the US Department of... read more

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

October 19, 2015

Three young Cornell researchers have won National Institutes of Health New Innovator Awards. The awards provide up to $150,000 over five years for innovative, high-impact projects. read more

Faculty help diversify the op-ed landscape through Public Voices program

Faculty help diversify the op-ed landscape through Public Voices program

October 13, 2015

BME Profs. Fischbach & Hernandez featured in Public Voices video read more

New 'Weill Cornell Medicine' name announced

New 'Weill Cornell Medicine' name announced

October 6, 2015

After two decades of growth that has transformed Weill Cornell Medical College into a global health care leader, the institution announced today a new name - Weill Cornell Medicine - that captures... read more

Cornell ranked No. 18 best university in world

Cornell ranked No. 18 best university in world

October 1, 2015

Cornell University ranked No. 18 out of 800 institutions worldwide, up from up from No. 19 last year, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings published Sept. 30. read more

Zalaznick awards support course expansion, TAs

Zalaznick awards support course expansion, TAs

October 1, 2015

Eight faculty members from four colleges were honored recently with awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand courses or add teaching assistants. read more

Cornell dots research collaboration leads to $10M cancer center

Cornell dots research collaboration leads to $10M cancer center

September 24, 2015

Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is opening a new $10 million MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines. The center is based on... read more

Biomed engineering symposium honors Meinig family

Biomed engineering symposium honors Meinig family

September 23, 2015

Researchers described their cutting-edge research at a biomedical engineering symposium, “Understanding and Treating Disease: Inspirations from Womb to Tomb,” on campus Sept. 16. read more

Missing the Soil for the Seeds in Cancer Research

Missing the Soil for the Seeds in Cancer Research

September 18, 2015

Professor Fischbach-Teschl on how cancer "seeds" can only take root in the right kind of tissue. read more

Everyone is invited to a special BME Symposium

Everyone is invited to a special BME Symposium

September 16, 2015

The public is invited to attend a faculty symposium titled, "Understanding and Treating Disease: Inspirations from Womb to Tomb," on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room... read more

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

September 16, 2015

The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of a newly established infrastructure. The facility will receive $8 million over five... read more

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

September 9, 2015

In the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today, Cornell University was ranked No. 15 among top national schools. The Dyson School and the College of Engineering both ranked in the top... read more

Prof. Bonassar on CNN on Sunday September 6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Prof. Bonassar on CNN on Sunday September 6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

September 5, 2015

Watch Prof. Lawrence Bonassar on "Moonshots for the 21st Century" on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday, Sept 6 at 10am and 1pm ET. read more

Schaffer teams with Rep. Tonko to lobby for additional BRAIN Initiative funding

Schaffer teams with Rep. Tonko to lobby for additional BRAIN Initiative funding

August 21, 2015

Chris Schaffer, professor of Biomedical Engineering, was in New York’s Capital Region on Aug. 18 to advocate for more federal funding of the BRAIN Initiative read more

2015 Young Innovators issue of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal

2015 Young Innovators issue of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal

August 19, 2015

BME Associate Professor Cynthia Reinhart-King is one of the guest editors of the issue, and Michael King, Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the Editor-in-Chief of... read more

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

August 19, 2015

A Cornell study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease. read more

Professor Nishimura receives $500K NSF Career Award

Professor Nishimura receives $500K NSF Career Award

August 14, 2015

Nozomi Nishimura has been awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award entitled "CAREER: Aberrant Rewiring of Neurons after Injury - Intracellular Interactions in Vivo." read more

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

June 23, 2015

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in biomedical engineering (BME) and will begin taking sophomores into the program this fall. read more

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

June 23, 2015

When tissues stiffen, as they do with tumors, a new study shows that proteins produced by such cells can be altered, which in turn affects downstream processes. read more

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

June 23, 2015

A decade after its creation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical... read more

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

May 26, 2015

Engineers at Cornell and clinicians at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a comprehensive mouse model of exactly how colorectal tumors behave in real life, not just in a petri dish. read more

Gregory Fedorchak and Erik Zavrel were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT Primary Care Prize Competition

Gregory Fedorchak and Erik Zavrel were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT Primary Care Prize Competition

May 26, 2015

Gregory Fedorchak, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. Jan Lammerding’s Lab, and Erik Zavrel, a 6th year Ph.D. student in Dr. Arthur Spielman’s Lab were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT... read more

Darvin Griffin wins 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

Darvin Griffin wins 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

May 19, 2015

Darvin Griffin was awarded the 2015 Zellman Warhaft Graduate Student Diversity Award. read more

Cynthia Reinhart-King wins Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

Cynthia Reinhart-King wins Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

May 13, 2015

Cynthia Reinhart-King was awarded the 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award for outstanding faculty involvement in diversity issues. read more

Mike King appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mike King appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering

May 1, 2015

Mike King has been appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering in recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and service. read more

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

April 23, 2015

Biomedical engineers report in a new study that tumor cells take advantage of cleared paths in the body to migrate unimpeded, rather than by brute force. read more

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

April 21, 2015

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April at the Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education. read more

Michael King discusses cancer research in Faculti interview

Michael King discusses cancer research in Faculti interview

April 9, 2015

BME Professor Mike King discusses his lab's research in an interview on Faculti.net read more

Engineering society honors two grad students

Engineering society honors two grad students

April 2, 2015

Malika Grayson and Darvin J. Griffin have received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award - one of the organization's highest honors for... read more

Chris Schaffer Interviewed in TTI Podcast

Chris Schaffer Interviewed in TTI Podcast

April 2, 2015

Prof. Schaffer was interviewed by Steve Kurti, of Table Top Inventing. Their discussion ranged from recent work in Chris’s lab on Alzheimer’s disease, to the need for effective science policy... read more

Darvin Griffin receives the Mike Shinn NSBE Distinguished Member of the Year

Darvin Griffin receives the Mike Shinn NSBE Distinguished Member of the Year

March 31, 2015

Darvin Griffin was awarded the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year by the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE). read more

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

March 24, 2015

Winfried Denk, Ph.D. ’89, Karel Svoboda ’88, and David Tank, M.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’83, have won the Brain Prize for their groundbreaking work with two-photon microscopy. All three graduates worked in the... read more

Karpman takes up residence in entrepreneur program

Karpman takes up residence in entrepreneur program

March 5, 2015

Robert Karpman, Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s new entrepreneur in residence, brings expertise as an orthopedic surgeon and medical device entrepreneur to his work with students. read more

Prof. Fischbach publishes OpEd on Plea for Cancer Research

Prof. Fischbach publishes OpEd on Plea for Cancer Research

February 20, 2015

Professor Claudia Fischbach of Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has published a forceful online opinion piece on the website of the Pacific Standard magazine. read more

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

February 20, 2015

Professor Christopher Hernandez of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has published an Opinion piece on the Fox News... read more

Darvin Griffin wins NSBE BCA scholarship

Darvin Griffin wins NSBE BCA scholarship

February 19, 2015

Darvin Griffin, a 5th year PhD candidate in the Bonssar lab, was selected to receive a BCA Scholarship from the National Society of Black Engineers read more

Anne Rocheleau receives a 2015 Cook Award

Anne Rocheleau receives a 2015 Cook Award

February 12, 2015

Anne Rocheleau, a graduate student in BME, was awarded a 2015 Cook Award. read more

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

February 10, 2015

Robert Langer ’70 has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for "revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface of chemistry and medicine." read more

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

February 2, 2015

Cornell scientists have made an RNA-only "on" switch to control gene expression – a breakthrough that could revolutionize genetic engineering. The switch is called Small Transcription Activating... read more

Ben Cosgrove wins BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award

Ben Cosgrove wins BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award

January 20, 2015

BME Assistant Professor Ben Cosgrove receives BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award read more

BME PhD student chaired BGPSA Renaissance Ball Planning Committee

BME PhD student chaired BGPSA Renaissance Ball Planning Committee

January 9, 2015

Tiffany St. Bernard organized the 4th Annual Student of Color Renaissance Ball, which was held on November 8th, 2014. read more

Prof. Bonassar on CNN Jan.11 will be rescheduled, we will post new date and times as we have them.

Prof. Bonassar on CNN Jan.11 will be rescheduled, we will post new date and times as we have them.

January 3, 2015

Prof. Bonassar's research will be discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS on Jan 11 has been rescheduled. read more