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2010-06-11 13:17:26

With controlled stretching of molecules, Cornell researchers have demonstrated that single-molecule devices can serve as powerful new tools for fundamental science experiments. Their work has resulted in detailed tests of long-existing theories on how electrons interact at the nanoscale. The work, led by professor of physics Dan Ralph, is published in the June 10 online edition of the journal Science. First author is J.J. Parks, a former graduate student in Ralph's lab. The scientists studied...

2010-06-07 07:01:00

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- One in three women experience light bladder leakage (LBL) but many are too embarrassed to talk about it. Women's Health Foundation (WHF) and Poise brand have teamed up to reduce the stigma associated with LBL and celebrate the women who continue to break barriers around this and other pelvic health conditions with a special award. WHF honored Christine Cornell, one of the many women championing this cause, by naming her the 2010 Passion Award winner at its...

2010-04-29 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAM 2010 concert benefiting the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the famed Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. The concert features a special acoustic performance by legendary rock musician Chris Cornell, singer, songwriter and lyricist for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Dream 2010 pays tribute to Fulfillment Fund students who have beaten all odds to become college graduates and raises critical dollars to...

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2010-04-01 09:23:48

In nanoscience, researchers are truly limited by the technology of their field, needing increasingly more advanced tools for studying, analyzing and manipulating objects and systems at the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Paul McEuen and  David A. Muller, talk about their mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions. To expand the boundaries of nanoscience, the...

2010-01-28 15:07:16

They haven't had sex in some 30 million years, but some very small invertebrates named bdelloid rotifers are still shocking biologists "“ they should have gone extinct long ago. Cornell researchers have discovered the secret to their evolutionary longevity: these rotifers are microscopic escape artists. When facing pathogens, they dry up and are promptly gone with the wind. "These animals have evolved a way to avoid parasites and pathogens by drying up and blowing away," said Paul...

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2010-01-28 08:25:42

A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, poses no threat to humans, said Paul Bowser, professor of aquatic animal medicine at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Bowser and...

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2009-11-19 07:19:17

Because the first extrication drive for Spirit, on Sol 2088 (Nov. 17), stopped as soon as it began due to an exceeded tilt limit, the plan for an extrication drive on Sol 2090 (Nov. 19) will essentially be a repeat of the first drive plan, but with improved rover attitude knowledge. The updated attitude knowledge comes from the rover's measurement of its tilt on Sol 2088. In the Sol 2090 plan, the rover will be instructed to drive straight ahead in two steps. Each step will be a commanded...

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2009-11-18 09:16:48

With a bit of leverage, Cornell researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometers. That's enough to completely switch the optical properties of the structure from opaque to transparent, they reported. The technology could have applications in the design of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) -- nanoscale devices with moving parts -- and micro-optomechanical systems (MOMS) which combine moving parts with...

2009-11-17 12:22:08

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell study opens blood-brain barrier to deliver high-dose chemotherapy to malignant brain tumors; may avoid common side effects of systemic chemotherapy Neurosurgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center performed the world's first intra-arterial cerebral infusion of Avastin (bevacizumab) directly into a patient's malignant brain tumor. This novel intra-arterial (IA) technique may expose the cancer to higher doses of the drug therapy,...

2009-11-10 14:37:12

Laparoscopic Methods Compare Favorably With Open Surgery in Seven-Year NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Study of Patients With Notoriously Challenging Cancers of the Rectum Laparoscopic surgery has been used in the treatment of intestinal disorders for close to 20 years, but its benefits have only recently begun to be extended to people with rectal cancer. In a prospective study of 103 patients who underwent straightforward or "hand-assisted" laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer, a team...