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2009-05-03 12:40:00

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have mapped a draft version of the date palm genome, unlocking many of its genetic secrets. "We have generated a draft DNA sequence and initial assembly of the date palm using the most advanced technology," says Joel Malek, director of the Genomics Laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Genetic information about the date palm is extremely valuable to researchers who are working to improve fruit yield and quality and...

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2009-04-30 11:00:54

Two teams of scientists have developed a cloak that renders objects invisible to near-infrared light, BBC News reported. The new technology, however, does not contain metals unlike previous such "cloaks" that resulted in imperfect cloaking because of losses of light. Researchers say that since the approach can be scaled down further in size, the new technology is a major step towards a cloak that would work for visible light. John Pendry from Imperial College London first theorized a cloak...

2009-04-28 11:35:00

Student-run venture fund expands its portfolio into sentiment analysis ITHACA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BR Ventures (BRV), an MBA student-run, early stage venture fund of the Johnson School at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Jodange, an emerging, visionary technology leader in sentiment and opinion analysis. The completion of the Series A round will aid Jodange as it continues to capture market share with its best-in-class technology. (Logo:...

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2009-04-21 09:05:58

Scientists in the US and Germany have discovered two of the most complex molecules ever to be found in space, and their scientific models imply that even larger molecules, such as amino acids, may also exist. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, Cornell University in the US, and the University of Cologne in Germany have reported the discovery of ethyl formate and n-propyl cyanide in space. Using the IRAM 30 m telescope in Spain, the team discovered...

2009-04-16 08:28:00

MUNCIE, Ind., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ontario Systems, LLC, a provider of revenue cycle management and collection management services and software for the health care and debt management industries, today announces a multi-year contract with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), the nation's premier cancer center. MSKCC has purchased Ontario Systems' Revenue Savvy to manage the Center's revenue cycle using powerful new tools to follow up on third-party claims and manage the claim...

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2009-04-12 06:47:27

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard announced that it has appealed a court decision in a patent dispute with Cornell University, and it expects to take a charge of one or two cents in the second quarter. The computer maker said it would appeal a March 30th ruling by a U.S. District Court, reducing to a jury award from $184 to $53 million to Cornell and the Cornell Research Foundation. "HP will be increasing its reserve to reflect the latest developments in the case and expects to record a one to two...

2009-04-03 10:22:53

Getting your teenager to drink a chocolate milkshake isn't something most parents need to worry about. But this is just the approach used in one treatment for anorexia nervosa. Known as Behavioral Family Therapy, or the Maudsley Approach, parents are called up on to supervise the eating habits of their anorexic child, feeding them high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight.For the first time, the Maudsley Approach is being compared with a...

2009-04-02 17:43:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Trumbull, Conn., resident who was involved in operating three businesses in Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Justice announced today. Krzysztof Koczon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to conspiracy to aid another in filing false tax returns. Between approximately 2000 and February 2005, Koczon conspired with others to falsify income tax returns...

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2009-04-02 15:50:00

Using the digital mind that guides their self-repairing robot, researchers at Cornell University have created a computer program that uses raw observational data to tease out fundamental physical laws. The breakthrough may aid the discovery of new scientific truths, particularly for biological systems, that have until now eluded detection.Reporting in the April 3, 2009, issue of Science, Cornell University researcher Hod Lipson and his doctoral student Michael Schmidt report that their...

2009-03-13 14:43:58

Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers -- not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children or prefer less math-intensive fields of science, reports a new Cornell study."A major reason explaining why women are underrepresented not only in math-intensive fields but also in senior leadership positions in most fields is that many women choose to have children, and the timing of child rearing coincides with the most demanding...