"Chaperone" Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment
April 21, 2014 A team of researchers has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.
Vitamin D Toxicity in Children: A Rare But Preventable Problem
April 21, 2014 Too much vitamin D can be toxic, especially for children. Over-the-counter preparations often have different concentrations, which parents should check.
Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medical College - Week of April 11 - April 18
April 18, 2014 Awards, honors, prizes and achievements for the week of April 11 - April 18.
No Stone Unturned
April 16, 2014 Neuroscientist Dr. Gregory Petsko has been appointed the new director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. We sat down with Dr. Petsko to learn about his new role, how he envisions the institute leading the charge in Alzheimer's research, and why he believes Alzheimer's disease is a looming national catastrophe.
Researchers find common loss of function across brain circuit in severe brain injury -- as well as possible ways to switch it back on
April 16, 2014 A common pattern of low brain activity marks patients with traumatic brain injuries, no matter how they were hurt, pointing to a new therapeutic target.
Interview with the Dean: Small Molecules Show Big Promise
April 10, 2014 Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, speaks with Dr. Hazel Szeto, professor of pharmacology. Dr. Szeto's research focuses on mitochondria, the cells' powerhouse. A peptide Dr. Szeto created with a colleague has shown promise in treating what she calls "brownout diseases" -- Alzheimer's, heart failure and diabetes among them -- in which this "power plant" doesn't function properly. In 2006, Dr. Szeto founded the biopharmaceutical company Stealth Peptides. Its first drug candidate, Bendavia, is in clinical trials.
Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medical College - Week of April 4 - April 11
April 10, 2014 Awards, honors, prizes and achievements for the week of April 4 - April 11.
Annual Research Day Showcases Student Scholarship
April 8, 2014 Nearly 40 students exhibited their extracurricular research -- basic science, clinical or health care policy and research investigations that spanned those disciplines -- to their peers, faculty and other investigators during Medical Student Research Day last month.
Single Gene Mutation Can Cause Abnormally Large Brain
April 7, 2014 Research reveals a new genetic route to megalencephaly, or MEG, a growth and development disorder in which the brain is abnormally large.
Heart Disease in Mice with Fatal Genetic Disorder Cured with Gene Therapy
April 7, 2014 Gene therapy cures cardiac disease in mice with Friedreich's ataxia, a fatal muscle disorder that usually strikes teenagers.

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