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2009-11-02 13:17:00

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international law firm Clifford Chance recently announced that Tim Cornell has rejoined the firm as counsel in the Antitrust practice of its office here. From 2000 to 2003 Cornell was an associate in Clifford Chance's New York office. He has spent the past six years working in the Antitrust group at law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Cornell will be working closely with partner Bill Blumenthal, head of Clifford Chance's Antitrust...

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2009-09-23 12:30:00

Seismic surveys used for oil and gas prospecting on the sea floor are a disturbance for the rare blue whales, AFP reported. The calls of blue whales were recorded at a feeding ground in Canada's St. Lawrence estuary in August 2004, according to team members Lucia Di Iorio of Zurich University, Switzerland, and Christopher Clark, an acoustics specialist at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in New York. The study, appearing in Biology Letters, a journal of Britain's Royal Society,...

2009-09-23 05:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International's global Ambassadors of Rock Tour is heading to "Sin City" for the Grand Opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas! On Thursday, October 15th, rock icon Chris Cornell will perform at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, located on The Strip, as part of Hard Rock's Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands. GRAMMY(R) Award-winning Native American musician Micki Free will kick off the event with...

2009-09-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Letterman joined Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital President and CEO Dr. Herbert Pardes at a ceremony today officially opening the new Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an innovative center offering comprehensive, world-class cardiovascular care and heart health education to New Yorkers...

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2009-09-11 09:16:58

Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, Cornell researchers have created the basic elements of a solar cell that hopefully will lead to much more efficient ways of converting light to electricity than now used in calculators and on rooftops. The researchers fabricated, tested and measured a simple solar cell called a photodiode, formed from an individual carbon nanotube. Reported online Sept. 11 in the journal Science, the researchers -- led by Paul McEuen, the Goldwin Smith...

2009-08-24 12:38:13

U.S. scientists say they have created the tiniest laser since lasers were invented 50 years ago. Researchers at Purdue, Norfolk State and Cornell universities said their achievement might lead to many innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging. The new device -- called a spaser -- is the first of its kind to emit visible light and represents a critical component for possible future technologies based on...

2009-08-14 15:12:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At a check presentation ceremony today, The Dannon Company, Inc. awarded Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Westchester County with the fourth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant. CCE received $30,000 in support of its program, Health and Nutrition from the Garden. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090814/NY61901 ) "We believe that getting children out of the classroom and engaging them in fun, hands-on activities is...

2009-08-06 11:07:58

Mary had a little lamb, but only once a year. However, Cornell Sheep Program researchers have discovered an unusual form of a gene that prompts ewes to breed out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and more frequently.They conducted a simple genetic test to identify the presence of the unusual form of the gene, the so-called M allele that other researchers had suspected might be correlated with out-of-season fertility, in their test flock and then validated the gene's relationship...

2009-07-28 09:30:00

Weill Cornell Medical College Cost Effectiveness Study Looks at Potential Value of New Genetic Test for Guiding Chemotherapy Treatment For the 29,000 patients in the United States with metastatic colorectal cancer, chemotherapy with irinotecan is a standard treatment that has been shown to improve survival. But for more than one in 10 of these patients, a variation in their DNA means that this treatment could result in a severe reduction in their white blood cell count, leading to a high risk...

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2009-07-24 11:25:00

The air in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics was cleaner than the previous year's, due to aggressive efforts by the Chinese government to curtail traffic, increase emissions standards and halt construction in preparation for the games, according to a Cornell study.Led by Max Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the study indicates that such measures as regulating traffic density and encouraging public transportation can have a significant impact on local air...