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2011-10-18 13:54:00

MATTITUCK, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration of the Long Island Sound marine habitat took a major step forward today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's announcement of two grant awards to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to identify and remove more than 118 metric tons (260,000 lbs.) of marine debris, including abandoned lobster pots, from the Sound. Through these awards, provided by the Fishing for Energy Fund and Long Island Sound Futures...

2011-09-19 07:54:41

With an eye toward understanding DNA replication, Cornell researchers have learned how a helicase enzyme works to actually unzip the two strands of DNA. (Nature, online Sept. 18, 2011.) At the heart of many metabolic processes, including DNA replication, are enzymes called helicases. Acting like motors, these proteins travel along one side of double-stranded DNA, prompting the strands to "zip" apart. What had been a mystery was the exact mechanics of this vital biological process...

2011-09-01 17:02:48

In things thick and thin: Cornell physicists explain how fluids — such as paint or paste - behave by observing how micron-sized suspended particles dance in real time. Using high-speed microscopy, the scientists unveil how these particles are responding to fluid flows from shear — a specific way of stirring. (Science, Sept. 2). Observations by Xiang Cheng, Cornell post-doctoral researcher in physics and Itai Cohen, Cornell associate professor of physics, are the first to link...

2011-08-23 20:05:29

65 percent of men with ED are unable to have an orgasm, and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation, according to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell study For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), 65 percent are unable to have an orgasm and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation, according to new research led by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The study followed 12,130 men with mild to severe ED and is the largest-ever analysis of...

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2011-08-08 09:20:00

Psychologist reports on research about effects of bullying in high schools High schools in Virginia where students reported a high rate of bullying had significantly lower scores on standardized tests that students must pass to graduate, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "Our study suggests that a bullying climate may play an important role in student test performance," said Dewey Cornell, PhD, a clinical...

2011-08-03 02:00:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroGen Systems, Inc. (www.microgensystems.com) based at the Cornell Business and Technology Park in Ithaca, NY, has retained well-known Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) executive Didier Lacroix as strategic advisor to the company. MicroGen is developing a MEMS-based Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester (PZEH) product-line called the BOLT(TM) for low power electronics and wireless applications. Lacroix comes to MicroGen through his...

2011-07-29 14:42:29

New technology called 'Spinach,' modeled after Nobel Prize"“winning green fluorescent protein The ability to tag proteins with a green fluorescent light to watch how they behave inside cells so revolutionized the understanding of protein biology that it earned the scientific teams who developed the technique Nobel Prizes in 2008. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a similar fluorescent tool that can track the mysterious workings of the various forms of...

2011-07-07 00:06:36

It's like a Brownie camera for the digital age: The microscopic device fits on the head of a pin, contains no lenses or moving parts, costs pennies to make "“ and this Cornell-developed camera could revolutionize an array of science from surgery to robotics. The camera was invented in the lab of Alyosha Molnar, Cornell assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and developed by a group led by Patrick Gill, a postdoctoral associate. Their working prototype, detailed...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Cornell, an employee of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, has won the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season grand prize of $5,000 on CBS.com. Cornell is the manager of a JobLink/Career Connections Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He and his staff help people in their local community receive the services they need to earn jobs and build fulfilling careers. Through Anthony's hard work and leadership, he has helped...

2011-06-15 06:23:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- New medical technology is showing that Cornell dots may be a potential cancer diagnostic tool. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first clinical trial in humans using Cornell Dots- brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging. Cornell Dots are silica spheres less than eight nanometers in diameter that enclose several dye molecules. To make the dots stick to tumor cells, organic molecules that bind...