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News From Weill Cornell: 2014

December 30, 2014 - Closing the Gap
Through community outreach, students and faculty tackle health disparities among poor and minority New Yorkers.

December 23, 2014 - The Home Team
For some alumni, their alma mater is also their workplace.

December 22, 2014 - Immune Cells in "White" Body Fat Limit Obesity, Researchers Say
An immune cell type appears to help burn fat and prevent the development of obesity.

December 19, 2014 - State of the Medical College: Weill Cornell Celebrates Momentous Year
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher lauded Weill Cornell Medical College's triumphs over the last year in her annual State of the Medical College address.

December 18, 2014 - New Understanding of Macrophage Gene Regulation Could Help Control Cancer, Other Diseases
A new database that maps how cells regulate gene expression could provide strategies to stop tumor growth.

December 15, 2014 - Molecular Link Discovered Between Prostate and Breast Cancer, Suggesting New Treatment Approach for Men's Tumor
Prostate cancer can be driven by the same estrogen receptor responsible for the most common form of breast cancer.

December 12, 2014 - Researchers Reveal Key Step in Synthesis of DNA at Chromosome Ends
A new study clarifies how telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes, are made.

December 10, 2014 - Common Test May Better Pinpoint Consciousness in Brain-Injured Patients
EEGs could better gauge levels of consciousness in brain-injured patients.

December 03, 2014 - Comorbidity Index Identifies High-Cost Patients
An analytic tool allows doctors to predict which patients will incur the highest future costs.

November 21, 2014 - Weill Cornell Emphasizes Social Media at Inaugural Summit
Social media extolled for its power to amplify scientific messages at inaugural Social Media Summit.

November 19, 2014 - Exercise Vital to Improving Health Outcomes for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Depression
Exercise is key to improving health outcomes for patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease and depression.

November 17, 2014 - WCMC-Q Unveils Six-Year Integrated Medical Education Program
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar will integrate its premedical and medical programs into one cohesive program.

November 11, 2014 - The Veterans Who Call Weill Cornell Home
At least six military veterans and reservists are sharing their unique perspectives on medicine, commitment and service as students at Weill Cornell.

November 11, 2014 - Care Management Intervention may Provide Relief to Homebound Elderly
Training nurses to recognize and manage depressive symptoms may benefit homebound elderly.

November 10, 2014 - Study Offers New Clue into How Anesthesia Works
New research shows it is proteins that are affected by commonly used anesthesia.

November 10, 2014 - Study Finds Parent Intervention is Best for Helping Toddlers with Autism
Toddlers with autism show improvements after intensive intervention by parents.

November 06, 2014 - Funding Renewed for Aging and Pain Research Center
Cornell's Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life receives a renewal grant from the National Institute on Aging to help older adults prevent and manage pain.

November 04, 2014 - Meditation Program Increases Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Survivors
A new meditation program increases quality of life for breast cancer survivors from minority and underserved populations.

October 29, 2014 - Blood Vessel Damage Plays Key Role in Alzheimer's-related Dementia
Changes occurring in blood vessels play a major role in Alzheimer's dementia, new research shows.

October 24, 2014 - Fauci: Quelling Ebola's Perfect Storm in West Africa Requires Global Mobilization
Dr. Anthony Fauci '66 discusses the deadly Ebola outbreak and how to stop its spread during Weill Cornell's Global Health Grand Rounds.

October 22, 2014 - New Cellular Pathway Implicated in COPD Development
New research from Weill Cornell investigators shows how cigarette smoke results in cell death, a contributing factor in COPD development.

October 16, 2014 - Discovery Leads to Better Understanding of Polydactyly
Weill Cornell research reveals unexpected mechanisms underlying shaping of limbs in the womb.

October 16, 2014 - First-Year Students Begin Their Medical Journeys
Weill Cornell's Class of 2018 comprises 101 exceptional students.

October 16, 2014 - A Slice of Life at Weill Cornell
Four students from the class of 2018 talk with Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher

October 13, 2014 - Deep Breaths
Thanks to teamwork -- and a lot of free pens -- physicians and surgeons are treating pulmonary embolism faster and more effectively.

October 10, 2014 - Weill Cornell Launches Campaign for Education
Weill Cornell Medical College has launched a $50 million campaign to support and enhance medical education at the institution.

October 07, 2014 - 2014 NIH Director's Transformative Grant Awarded to Weill Cornell Scientists
Dr. Shahin Rafii's group receives an NIH award to support its "high risk-high reward" research.

October 07, 2014 - Cancer Research Breakthrough for WCMC-Q
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar explore why some cancers recur after treatments.

October 03, 2014 - Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost, Named Cornell's 13th President
Elizabeth Garrett has been named Cornell's first female president.

October 02, 2014 - New Ebola Patient Tracking and Data Management Tool Helps Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines of Outbreak
A new tool can enhance patient care and surveillance in Ebola treatment centers in Western Africa.

October 02, 2014 - Daedalus Fund Selects Six Projects for Funding in Program's First Round
Six Weill Cornell scientists have been selected as winners of the Daedalus Fund for Innovation.

October 02, 2014 - Weill Cornell Doctor Proposes Antimicrobial Oversight Agency
Commentary: An antimicrobial oversight agency should tackle antibiotic resistance.

October 01, 2014 - Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Welcomes Class of 2018
A new generation of trainee doctors donned the symbolic white coat for the first time during a ceremony on Sept. 7 at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

October 01, 2014 - Brushing Your Allergies Away
A Weill Cornell physician's experimental toothpaste could make allergy treatment more convenient for patients.

September 30, 2014 - Weill Cornell Neuroscientist Named Finalist for the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Dilek Colak is a finalist in life sciences for the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.

September 25, 2014 - New Role Discovered for Red Blood Cells: Blood Vessel Creation
Red blood cells perform a second vital function: angiogenesis, the creation of new blood vessels from those that already exist.

September 24, 2014 - Nighttime Hypotension Predicts Vision Loss in Glaucoma Patients
Significantly lower nighttime -- compared to daytime -- blood pressure predicts vision loss in glaucoma patients.

September 22, 2014 - Target Practice
Precision approaches are a major advance in the treatment of blood cancers.

September 17, 2014 - Doctors' Use of EHRs Linked to Variability in Records' Application
Physicians develop their own patterns of using electronic health records, resulting in tremendous variability in the records' use at the provider level.

September 17, 2014 - Dr. Barbara Hempstead Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education
Dr. Barbara Hempstead, associate dean for faculty development and diversity and the O. Wayne Isom Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell, has been appointed senior associate dean for education, effective Jan. 1. She will succeed Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson, who has held the position since 2001 and has been appointed senior advisor for medical education.

September 16, 2014 - 'Big Data' Big Dreams
New methods of processing massive amounts of information offer powerful weapons against threats ranging from cancer to bioterror.

September 11, 2014 - Pre-Clinical Surgical Program Gives Students Operating Room Exposure
First-year students gain early exposure to the surgical field by participating in operating room procedures.

September 10, 2014 - End-of-life Care Preferences: A Promising Target for Reducing Racial Disparities in Terminal Cancer Care
Race and ethnicity dramatically influence patients' end-of-life preferences, which affect the likelihood they will complete a do-not-resuscitate order.

September 09, 2014 - Advancing Treatments, Managing Obesity
Dr. Louis Aronne is investigating the metabolic underpinnings of obesity to prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other related conditions.

September 04, 2014 - The Newest Precision Medicine Tool: Prostate Cancer Organoids
Organ tissue derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory, giving researchers a new tool to test cancer drugs and personalize cancer treatment.

September 03, 2014 - Registries Vital in Tracking Medical Devices
A new report makes wide-ranging recommendations on the development of registries to monitor the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

August 26, 2014 - Establishing Clinical-Grade RNA Sequencing
Different methods for RNA sequencing can produce reliably similar results.

August 26, 2014 - Commentary: Public Health Initiatives Needed to Combat Hepatitis C
The United States could eradicate the hepatitis C virus, but significant strides in public health have to be taken to achieve that goal.

August 22, 2014 - White Coat Ceremony Kicks Off Students' Careers in Medicine
The 101 first-year students in Weill Cornell's Class of 2018 shared in a celebration that honored the achievements that led them to medical school and marked a milestone in their lives: the annual White Coat ceremony.

August 18, 2014 - Graduate Students Showcase Their Work at Annual Research Day
More than 80 doctoral students at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences shared their research findings during the 34th annual Vincent du Vigneaud Research Symposium on April 24.

August 13, 2014 - Study Reveals Surprising Benefits of Smaller Physician Practices
Practices that are smaller or physician-owned have lower rates of preventable hospital admissions than do larger practices.

August 12, 2014 - Study Finds Link Between Common Heart Condition and Stroke Risk in Surgical Patients
An irregular heartbeat that patients develop after surgery appears to predict strokes later.

August 05, 2014 - Researchers Discover Link Between Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis and Accelerated Weight Loss
Understanding the connection between Alzheimer's and weight loss may lead to better ways of diagnosing and treating the disease.

August 04, 2014 - Study Finds Some Children Diagnosed With Autism As Toddlers Have No Symptoms Two Decades Later
It is possible to recover from autism, according to research by Weill Cornell Medical College that followed children for nearly two decades.

July 31, 2014 - Researchers See Promise for Two New Therapies for Mantle Cell Lymphoma After Discovering Why Tumors Can Become Resistant to a Newly Approved Treatment
Weill Cornell team discovers why mantle cell cancer patients develop resistance to treatment.

July 30, 2014 - Study Highlights Prevalence, Impact of Elder Financial Abuse
Financial abuse of the elderly is common in New York State, affecting 5 percent of older adults queried by Weill Cornell scientists.

July 28, 2014 - Study Suggests Disruptive Effects of Anesthesia on Brain Cell Connections Are Temporary
The effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on memory and thinking appear to be temporary in young and old patients, according to new pre-clinical research.

July 23, 2014 - Doctor of the Future Scholarship Gives Three Qatari Students the Chance to Test-Drive a Career in Medicine
A scholarship from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar gave three Qatari high school students the chance of a lifetime: a two-week, fully funded expedition to Weill Cornell to learn about the medical profession from established physicians and scientists in the Department of Genetic Medicine.

July 22, 2014 - Drug Treatment Programs Play Important Role in Educating, Treating Patients with Hepatitis C
People who inject drugs and are enrolled in a drug treatment program are open to receiving education and treatment for hepatitis C, according to new research by investigators at several institutions, including Weill Cornell Medical College.

July 21, 2014 - World Cup Injuries Reignite Concussion Debate
German soccer player Christoph Kramer's head injury during the final 2014 World Cup game has reinvigorated the debate over concussions and hasty return-to-play decisions.

July 17, 2014 - Interview with the Dean: A Vision to Cure Blindness
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, speaks with Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, the Nanette Laitman Professor in Neurology and Neuroscience. Dr. Nirenberg was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant last year for her work in optogenetics. She has cracked the neural code for blindness and is currently working on a prosthetic device that could restore vision.

July 17, 2014 - Older Fathers Produce Mutated Germ Cells that Crowd Out Normal Stem Cells
A study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists sheds light on how one paternal age-associated disorder develops in children.

July 14, 2014 - Weill Cornell Brain Image Printed in 3-D for Franklin Institute Exhibit
A 3-D brain image developed by Weill Cornell physicist Dr. Henning Voss has been transformed into a 2.5-foot physical reproduction for a museum exhibit.

July 10, 2014 - Ramadan Fasting Illuminates Health and Disease
The Muslim tradition of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan may provide insight into the human body's metabolic processes, offering new clues into how obesity and type 2 diabetes develop, say researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

July 07, 2014 - Vascular Bed to Bedside: Engineered Blood Cells Could Cure Disease
Weill Cornell scientists have been able to reprogram vascular cells into long-lasting blood cells that resemble bone marrow stem cells capable of forming the various components of blood

June 30, 2014 - Enzyme Enables Tuberculosis to Resist Treatment
A study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists sheds light on why antibiotics are not always effective in treating tuberculosis.

June 26, 2014 - Scholarships Ensure Best Doctors, Patient Care
For newly minted Dr. Peter Movilla, a Weill Cornell scholarship did more than pay for his medical education - it gave him an unlikely career as a women's health specialist. Half of WCMC students receive scholarships, providing them with a lower debt burden than those at peer institutions.

June 25, 2014 - How Long Should HCV Treatment Last? Study Suggests Answers are Complex
A study conducted at Weill Cornell traces the Hepatitis C Virus drug telaprevir in real time, which sheds light on the course of the disease and the treatment process.

June 19, 2014 - Medical Documentary from Weill Cornell Emergency Physician Premieres in New York
A documentary written and directed by Dr. Ryan McGarry, an instructor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, makes its New York City premiere on June 20 at the IFC Center.

June 16, 2014 - Alan Paau Transitions to New Cornell Role; Will Depart in 2015
Alan Paau, executive director of the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization and vice provost for technology transfer, is moving out of CCTEC and transitioning to an advisory role as vice provost for technology commercialization global initiatives Aug. 1.

June 16, 2014 - Metabolic Map of Human Body Created
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar scientists have drafted a metabolic map of the human body that shows how human metabolism works as a system, and how it can potentially be modified to treat disease.

June 13, 2014 - Stem Cell Research Touted As Promising Field That Will Have a Profound Impact on Human Health at Annual Ansary Symposium
The annual Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research assembled the country's leading stem-cell investigators to discuss the field's achievements, its challenges and future. It also marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell.

June 13, 2014 - Researchers Decode How Brain Awakens From Unconsciousness
The brain powers up in fits and starts, a finding with implications for anesthesia and traumatic brain injury.

June 11, 2014 - Preventing Tongue Cancer with a Drug Combination
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered what they believe may be the first effective drug therapy to prevent tongue cancer, one of the world's most common cancers.

June 09, 2014 - Two new possible drug targets for triple negative breast cancer
The suppression of two genes reduces breast cancer tumor formation and spread by interfering with blood vessel formation and recruitment.

June 06, 2014 - Ansary Stem Cell Symposium: Is Regenerative Medicine Ready for Prime Time?
Dr. Shahin Rafii explains how stem cells could one day repair and regrow damaged tissues and organs on the 10th anniversary of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute.

June 05, 2014 - Supplement Designed to Increase Energy in Brain Cells Fails in Large Study of Early Parkinson's Disease
Hopes that a vitamin-like substance found in cells might help slow decline in motor function in patients with early Parkinson's disease have been dashed in a phase III clinical trial.

June 02, 2014 - Weill Cornell Physician Highlights Use of Oral Cholera Vaccines at Start of Outbreaks
Evidence is mounting that oral vaccines against cholera can stem the spread of the disease, even when they are given at the start of an epidemic.

June 02, 2014 - Strong Bond Between Young Adult Cancer Patients and Their Oncologists Reduces Thoughts of Suicide
The bond between young adult cancer patients and their physicians appears to be a critically important factor in preventing thoughts of suicide, new research suggests.

May 30, 2014 - Weill Cornell Celebrates New Class of Physicians and Scientists at Commencement
Nearly 300 students celebrated a milestone on May 29: graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

May 29, 2014 - Dean Laurie H. Glimcher Challenges Graduates To Be Agents of Hope
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, addressed the Class of 2014 during commencement on May 29 at Carnegie Hall.

May 29, 2014 - Outstanding Students Shine at Convocation
On the eve of their graduation, students from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

May 27, 2014 - Clinical Trial Relieves One Young Mom's Blindness and Headaches
Allyson Tlacoxolal, 33, suffered regularly from debilitating migraines and fleeting blindness. After participating in a clinical trial run by Dr. Athos Patsalides and Dr. Marc Dinkin to treat her pseudotumor cerebri condition, her symptoms are in remission.

May 23, 2014 - Weill Cornell Celebrates the Class of 2014
Weill Cornell launches a special graduation page to celebrate this year's commencement activities.

May 23, 2014 - Commencement Speaker Sandeep Kishore Leaves Mark on Malaria and Weill Cornell
Dr. Sandeep Kishore, a graduating M.D.-Ph.D. student at Weill Cornell Medical College, was selected by his peers to be this year's student commencement speaker.

May 23, 2014 - For Graduate School Commencement Speaker, Science Is All in the Family
Doctoral student Victoria Schulman is the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science's 2014 commencement speaker.

May 21, 2014 - Tests for Double-Stranded DNA Fragments in Exosomes Could Lead to Earlier, Easier Cancer Diagnoses and Targeted Treatments
DNA fragments packaged in tumor exosomes -- small tumor-secreted vesicles -- can be used to identify important genetic mutations in cancer, researchers at Weill Cornell have demonstrated.

May 21, 2014 - PTEN Gene Produces Two Potent Proteins, Not One, As Has Long Been Believed
"Sibling" to tumor suppressor raises questions about role of PTEN family of proteins in cancer and other diseases, according to new Weill Cornell research.

May 20, 2014 - Health Care Reform: An Opportunity for Hospitals to Lead
Hospitals will maintain their prominent role in American medicine and remain economically viable, despite health care reform that requires them to make changes.

May 15, 2014 - Joint Clinical Trials Office Launches User-Friendly Website
The Joint Clinical Trials Office at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has launched a new website developed as a key hub of information for patients, clinical researchers and physicians.

May 13, 2014 - Legendary Actor Alan Alda Visits Weill Cornell's Oates Communications Skills Curriculum
Last month, legendary actor Alan Alda and a team from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University visited Weill Cornell to observe the Oates Communication Skills Curriculum.

May 09, 2014 - Graduation Ceremony Honors Qatar's Newest Doctors
Medical students in Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar's Class of 2014 received their United States-accredited medical degrees on May 7 in front of an audience of proud family members, friends and WCMC-Q faculty who had come to cheer them on.

May 07, 2014 - Brain Cell Transplants Reverse Psychosis in "Schizophrenic" Mice
A team of neuroscientists has reversed psychosis-like features in mice, raising hope that scientists may ultimately be able to do the same for humans with schizophrenia.

May 07, 2014 - Weill Cornell Scientists Develop Man-Made Tissue with Built-In Blood Vessels
Tissue engineers have created replacement body tissue with built-in blood vessels, an advance that overcomes one of the most difficult problems in the field.

May 02, 2014 - Weill Cornell Gunning for Video Win in NIH Science-Communication Competition
Videos from the Clinical and Translational Science Center and from two Weill Cornell scientists illustrate the importance of NIH-funded research.

May 01, 2014 - Medical Students Honor Gross Anatomy Teachers During Memorial Service
The Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 2017 honored those who bequeathed their bodies to science during the annual Gross Anatomy Memorial Service on April 22.

April 28, 2014 - New Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliary Irregularities Proven Successful
Weill Cornell Medical College scientists have added a new tool in the endoscopy diagnostic arsenal that detects biliary cancers earlier and with greater accuracy.

April 25, 2014 - Can Accountable Care Organizations Really Improve Population Health?
"Population health" means different things to parties charged with delivering health care and promoting wellbeing, Weill Cornell researchers find.

April 23, 2014 - Pulitzer-Winning Author Jeffrey Eugenides Visits Weill Cornell
Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides was the latest speaker for Weill Cornell's Readers and Writers series.

April 21, 2014 - Vitamin D Toxicity in Children: A Rare But Preventable Problem
Too much vitamin D can be toxic, especially for children. Over-the-counter preparations often have different concentrations, which parents should check.

April 16, 2014 - No Stone Unturned
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.

April 16, 2014 - Researchers find common loss of function across brain circuit in severe brain injury -- as well as possible ways to switch it back on
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.

April 10, 2014 - Interview with the Dean: Small Molecules Show Big Promise
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.

April 08, 2014 - Annual Research Day Showcases Student Scholarship
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.

April 07, 2014 - Single Gene Mutation Can Cause Abnormally Large Brain
Research reveals a new genetic route to megalencephaly, or MEG, a growth and development disorder in which the brain is abnormally large.

April 07, 2014 - Heart Disease in Mice with Fatal Genetic Disorder Cured with Gene Therapy
Gene therapy cures cardiac disease in mice with Friedreich's ataxia, a fatal muscle disorder that usually strikes teenagers.

April 04, 2014 - Dr. Adam Stracher Appointed Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Weill Cornell
Dr. Adam Stracher, associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been appointed assistant dean of clinical affairs.

April 03, 2014 - Weill Cornell and Drug Maker UCB Strike Strategic Alliance
Weill Cornell Medical College and drug maker UCB have teamed up to translate innovative Weill Cornell-led research in bone disorders, metabolic disease and genetics into next-generation treatments.

March 31, 2014 - New Fellowship Supports Children's Brain Tumor Project
Ty Louis Campbell, 5, suffered from a rare brain tumor and passed away in 2012. In his honor, Ty's parents have endowed a fellowship at The Children's Brain Tumor Project to preserve and study tumor tissue from especially rare types of pediatric cancer.

March 25, 2014 - New Mouse Model Suggests Drug Targets for Anemia of Inflammation
A new animal model developed at Weill Cornell may help investigators develop therapies for anemia of inflammation.

March 24, 2014 - Weill Cornell Celebrates Best Match Ever
The 104 M.D. and Ph.D. students in the Class of 2014 learned where they will be doing their residency training -- the next three to seven years of their medical careers -- during national Match Day on March 21.

March 19, 2014 - New Crop of Physician Assistant Students Earn Their White Coats
Weill Cornell's new crop of physician assistant students received their white coats March 17.

March 19, 2014 - Tumor Blood Vessel Signals Turn Cancer into a Lethal Disease Resistant to Chemotherapy
By producing proteins that nurture cancer, blood vessel cells can turn a slow-growing malignancy into an aggressive disease that can spread and resist treatment.

March 14, 2014 - NASA Grant to Shed Light on Effects of Human Space Travel
Weill Cornell scientists will study the biology of the only set of identical twins who've ever left the Earth's atmosphere to see if space travel leaves a genetic fingerprint.

March 12, 2014 - In Op-Ed, Weill Cornell Students Decry Budget Cuts to NIH
Cuts to the NIH budget threaten patient lives, scientific advances and the United States' reputation as a biomedical leader, Weill Cornell students write in The Hill.

March 12, 2014 - Study: Health Information Exchange May Reduce Hospital Admissions
Emergency department physicians are less likely to admit patients to the hospital when they have readily available electronic access to those patients' health records.

March 06, 2014 - Deadline Approaching for First Round Applications into Tri-I TDI's Drug Discovery Incubator Program
Five months since its launch, the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute is now seeking early-stage research projects for its drug discovery and development program designed to advance scientific breakthroughs into effective treatments for patients.

February 26, 2014 - M.D.-Ph.D. Student Calls for Unified Code of Ethics for Health Care Professionals
A U.S. health care system that increasingly relies on collaborative teams of providers is in need of a uniform code of ethics for its disparate participants, including patients and the public, according to a new commentary co-authored by M.D.-Ph.D. student Dr. Sandeep Kishore.

February 21, 2014 - Sun Powers Complex Cancer Test for Remote Regions
Using solar energy and a smartphone, healthcare providers can now diagnose Kaposi's sarcoma in remote areas of the world.

February 19, 2014 - New Program Designed To Expedite Early-Stage Drug Discovery into Innovative Treatments For Patients
A new program will offer investigators financial support to conduct research that will demonstrate to the biopharmaceutical industry that their scientific discoveries can be turned into effective treatments for patients.

February 13, 2014 - Redefining the Brain's Energy Grid
By using glowing proteins, Weill Cornell Medical Center researchers have found the fuel needed to power communication between brain cells is generated as needed -- not continuously, as believed.

February 11, 2014 - Weill Cornell Names Its Department of Medicine for Joan and Sanford I. Weill
Weill Cornell Medical College has named its department of medicine the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine in honor of the couple's longstanding dedication to the medical college.

February 07, 2014 - Architecture to Envy, Art to Inspire
The new Belfer Research Building, through its novel architectural design and the art that hangs on its walls, is not only conducive to high-impact research, but is also warm, inviting and engaging.

February 04, 2014 - Researchers Reveal Link Between COPD Risk Genes and Lung Cells
Newly discovered link between COPD-associated genes and lung function may explain disease's development and disparate respiratory effects of cigarettes on users.

January 30, 2014 - Enzyme Discovered at Weill Cornell Suggests New Way to Target the Spread of Cancer
Weill Cornell investigators have identified an important new pathway responsible for the development of cancer and its spread, which could help prevent metastasis.

January 28, 2014 - Discovery Points Way to Saliva Test for Diabetes
A discovery by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar could lead to a quick, non-invasive screening test for diabetes.

January 23, 2014 - Weill Cornell Scores Touchdown with NFL Research Grant
With the help of the National Football League, Weill Cornell investigators are using nuclear medicine and advanced MRI techniques to better diagnose concussions.

January 17, 2014 - Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Discovers Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Popular Diabetes Drug
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar have discovered how a diabetes drug that has been widely prescribed for more than 50 years protects patients' circulatory systems from damage caused by high blood sugar.

January 07, 2014 - Mapping the Qatari Genome Points Way to Prevention of Inherited Diseases
Analysis of the DNA of Qatar's native population has discovered genetic variations that could help reduce the prevalence of a variety of debilitating hereditary disorders.

January 06, 2014 - Dr. Matthew Fink Appointed Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Weill Cornell
Dr. Matthew Fink, chairman of the Department of Neurology and the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell, has been appointed assistant dean of clinical affairs -- a new position at the medical college.

January 03, 2014 - Research Highlight: A Delicate Balancing Act Treating Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
A Weill Cornell pediatric urologist provides a comprehensive review of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and discusses the most recent treatment strategies.