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News From Weill Cornell: 2015

December 31, 2015 - Our Bodies, Ourselves
Physiatrist Dr. Jaclyn Bonder specializes in the rare field of rehab for women with pelvic floor disorders and other ob/gyn-related issues.

December 30, 2015 - The Power of Two
Identical twin astronauts offer a rare chance to study how space affects the human genome.

December 29, 2015 - Paws for Contemplation
For anesthesiology residents, the Cornell University vet school offers a new (and furrier) perspective on their field.

December 28, 2015 - Moral Compass
For one physician-scientist-lawyer, teaching bioethics is a calling.

December 23, 2015 - Breath of Fresh Air
GHESKIO opens new tuberculosis and cholera hospitals that embrace Haiti's abundant sunlight and tropical breezes.

December 21, 2015 - Pen & Ink
Marrying art and psychiatry, Dr. Martin Wilner crafts 'portraits of a state of mind.'

December 18, 2015 - Smoke & Fire
With 'vaping' on the rise, a health economist explores e-cigarette use.

December 17, 2015 - Violence Declining, Psychologist Says
Renowned psychologist and author Dr. Steven Pinker visited Weill Cornell Medicine as part of the Readers and Writers series.

December 16, 2015 - Seen It, Done It
Med students mentor Cornell undergrads aiming for a doctorate.

December 14, 2015 - Lung Inflammation Contributes to Metastasis
Pre-existing inflammation in the lungs may increase the risk that cancers that begin elsewhere will spread to that organ

December 11, 2015 - State of the Medical College: Weill Cornell Medicine Celebrates Remarkable Growth
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher touted Weill Cornell Medicine's triumphs over the last year in her annual State of the Medical College address.

December 10, 2015 - Double Vision
A two-pronged approach offers new insights into HIV.

December 09, 2015 - The Autophagy Paradox
Could a process that's normally essential to life be a root cause of COPD?

December 04, 2015 - Thought Pieces
Psychiatrist Dr. Richard A. Friedman is a fixture on the New York Times op-ed page.

December 03, 2015 - Full Circle
A new name reflects Weill Cornell's legacy of commitment to patients.

December 02, 2015 - Power Failure
Dr. Giovanni Manfredi traces the link between mitochondrial disruption and diseases like ALS.

November 25, 2015 - Protein Signaling Networks Act as Biomarker for Chemotherapy Sensitivity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
An experimental chemotherapy kills leukemia cells that are abundant in proteins critical to cancer growth.

November 24, 2015 - Print It!
The library's new open-access 3D printer gets rave review.

November 23, 2015 - Talk Therapy
With medical Spanish lessons, future clinicians can ask, "¿Cómo está?"

November 20, 2015 - On the Fast Track
The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute is speeding early-stage drug development through an innovative collaboration between academia and industry.

November 19, 2015 - Gene Mutation Sets off Series of Events Contributing to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth
A mutation in a gene that helps prevent cellular damage contributes to a chain of events supporting the growth of non-small cell lung cancer.

November 16, 2015 - Multi-Target Drug May Be Best Approach for Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias
Researchers have discovered how the most popular antiarrhythmic drug becomes "dirty."

November 11, 2015 - Experts Recommend Team Approach to Thwart Elder Abuse
As many as one out of 10 people age 60 and older will experience some kind of abuse, most often in the form of financial exploitation.

November 11, 2015 - Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy
Breast cancer cells do not undergo a commonly accepted transformation in order to spread to distant organs such as the lungs.

November 10, 2015 - Study Offers Clues About Anesthesia's Effect on Cellular Communication
One of the most commonly used general anesthetics induces unconsciousness in part by reducing the amount of calcium ion that flows into nerve cells and triggers chemical communication between them.

November 05, 2015 - Vitamin C Halts Growth of Aggressive Forms of Colorectal Cancer in Preclinical Study
High levels of vitamin C kill certain kinds of colorectal cancers in cell cultures and mice.

November 05, 2015 - Smokers with Normal Lung Function Test May Still Be at Risk for Developing Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
A non-invasive and quick lung function test frequently used to evaluate whether or not a smoker is at risk for developing pulmonary disease is likely mislabeling a significant percentage of smokers as healthy.

November 04, 2015 - Commentary: More Research Needed to Determine Link Between Hospital Spending and Malpractice Claims
While a new study has found that increased physician spending in a hospital setting results in fewer malpractice claims, more research needs to be done before the medical community reacts.

November 03, 2015 - New Type of Cancer Treatment Targets Proteins in Cancer Cells
A new therapeutic approach that targets an aggressive form of lymphoma may greatly increase the efficacy of treatment and result in better outcomes for patients.

November 02, 2015 - Obesity Leads to "Silent" Vitamin A Deficiency in Major Organs
Obesity impairs the body's ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in major organs.

November 02, 2015 - New Layer of Gene Regulation May Play Key Role in Common Lymphoma
Thousands of mysterious genes underlie the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

October 28, 2015 - Rough Waters
Three years after the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded, the lives of many New Yorkers are nowhere near back to normal.

October 27, 2015 - Dr. Jyotishman Pathak Named Chief of Health Informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Jyotishman Pathak has been named chief of the Division of Health Informatics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine.

October 22, 2015 - New Insights Into Telomeres May Have Implications for Cancer Therapy
Researchers have developed a better understanding of a complex mechanism that contributes to the growth of telomeres, the repetitive sequences of DNA that protect the end of a cell's chromosomes.

October 22, 2015 - New Knowledge of How Diseased Cells Make Proteins May Have Applications to Cancer Research
Researchers have discovered how proteins produced by diseased cells undermine the mechanism that the body uses to rid itself of undesired cells.

October 20, 2015 - Analysis: Hepatitis C Prevalence Far Higher Than Previously Estimated
Upwards of a million more people have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than current estimates indicate.

October 19, 2015 - Editorial: New Terminology Needed for Brain Injured Patients
Terminology used to describe patients with severe brain injury who are unresponsive to the world around them is overly broad and overlooks a subgroup of patients who have consciousness that is imperceptible at the bedside.

October 19, 2015 - New Book Illuminates the Importance of Recognizing Consciousness in Patients with Severe Brain Injury and Why it Matters
The medical community needs a better understanding of people suffering from severe brain injuries, a Weill Cornell Medicine medical ethicist argues in his new book.

October 15, 2015 - Landmark Study Investigates Substance Use and Adolescent Brain Development
Weill Cornell Medicine has received more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of substances of abuse on the developing brain.

October 14, 2015 - Review Article: E-Cigarette Counseling Needed for Teens
Healthcare providers have the unique power and responsibility to discourage the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers, and should discuss the products when they counsel adolescent patients about substance abuse.

October 13, 2015 - Device Used for Permanent Female Birth Control Carries Heightened Risk for Post-Procedure Operation
A common, nonsurgical form of birth control carries a heightened health risk for patients, a new comparative study finds.

October 13, 2015 - Editorial: Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability a Public Health Crisis
In a new commentary, Dr. Mark Lachs advocates framing age-associated financial vulnerability as a possible clinical syndrome that warrants research, protective public policies and heightened awareness among physicians.

October 08, 2015 - $50 Million Gift Creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
A $50 million endowment gift enhances research partnerships between biomedical engineers in Ithaca and scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

October 07, 2015 - National Treasure
Meet the Weill Cornell alumni who lead the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where a nurse with Ebola was treated.

October 05, 2015 - Privacy Concerns Decline as Patients Acclimate to Electronic Health Record Systems
Patients whose doctors use electronic health record systems are increasingly confident that their health information will remain private and secure.

October 02, 2015 - Dr. Louis Sullivan, First Black Resident at New York Hospital and Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Visits Weill Cornell
Dr. Louis Sullivan, first black resident at New York Hospital and former secretary of health and human services, visited Weill Cornell.

October 02, 2015 - A Precise Approach
Precision medicine nets early results -- with the promise of more to come.

September 29, 2015 - Enzyme May Hold Key to B Cell Lymphomas
A chemical reaction that affects the behavior of a gene crucial to the body's defense against pathogens mobilizes immune cells to effectively fight the invaders.

September 25, 2015 - Weill Cornell Celebrates President Garrett's Inauguration
Elizabeth Garrett, the 13th president of Cornell University, heralded a future of greater collaboration at her Sept. 21 introduction to Weill Cornell Medical College.

September 24, 2015 - The Walking Cure
Two leading organizations are currently funding Dr. Janey Peterson's research on interventions that can help older adults with multiple chronic illnesses become more physically active, thereby improving their health and overall well-being.

September 18, 2015 - Researchers Decode Role of Leading Mutated Gene in Cancer
A genetic mutation implicated in a common and incurable form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma drives disease development by disrupting the mechanism that manages normal immune cell growth.

September 18, 2015 - Follow the Bouncing Ball
What do infectious disease and internal medicine have to do with competitive table tennis? Not a lot. And that's one reason why Dr. Matthew Simon loves the game.

September 11, 2015 - The Transporter
The performance of a complex known as retromer may be key to treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to the research of Dr. Gregory Petsko.

September 10, 2015 - Gift Names Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
A generous gift from Caryl and Israel Englander to Weill Cornell Medical College will expand and enhance its precision medicine program.

September 03, 2015 - Future Doctors Welcomed to WCMC-Q
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar's new six-year integrated medical program has officially begun.

September 02, 2015 - Give a Liver, Save a Life
Dr. Benjamin Samstein describes himself as a surgeon who prefers not to operate.

August 26, 2015 - Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors
Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors, new research suggests.

August 24, 2015 - National Medical Device Registries Task Force Recommends Partnerships to Build National System for Medical Devices
Report: Stakeholders interested in device innovation should support a comprehensive partnership on medical devices to monitor the products' performance.

August 24, 2015 - Center for Health Economics of Treatment for Substance Users Established
The cost of treating the more than 7 million people with substance use disorder can be taxing, but sorting out the complex economics of treating substance use disorder is the goal of a new center funded by a $5.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

August 21, 2015 - In Moving Ceremony, Weill Cornell's Class of 2019 Receives White Coats
First-year students are "coated" by Weill Cornell faculty members, officially launching the start of their medical education.

August 18, 2015 - Gender Has Surprising Influence on Survival After Pediatric Brain Tumor Removal
Girls whose rare and deadly brain tumors are fully removed live almost six years longer than do boys.

August 17, 2015 - The Tweet Life
Social media offers a way for the medical community to engage in an online conversation.

August 13, 2015 - Wake-Up Call
Even after years in practice, Dr. Alex Proekt still finds it remarkable that anesthesiologists can induce a coma-like state, allowing patients to undergo surgery without feeling pain.

August 10, 2015 - True Hearted
Dr. Erica Jones has created an ambitious new program dubbed "HeartHealth" at the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging that aims to curb heart disease long before symptoms appear.

August 07, 2015 - Commentary: Generalists Who Train in a Subspecialty Can Provide Enhanced Patient Care
If primary care physicians obtained additional training in a subspecialty area, they could treat patients who might ordinarily be referred to specialists, allowing experts to focus on the most complex cases.

August 04, 2015 - Restoring "Gut Health" in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Be a Matter of Pushing Cells to Repair Our Tissues
New insight into how the intestines repair themselves after daily attacks from microbes in the environment could lead to innovative approaches to treating inflammatory bowel disease.

August 03, 2015 - LGBT Healthcare Professionals' Perspectives on Academia May Lead To Improved Inclusivity
One in five lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender healthcare trainees and professionals believe their academic medical center doesn't provide a supportive environment to facilitate a successful career.

July 31, 2015 - In Memory of Marjorie
A nonprofit established in memory of a Ugandan woman who died at age 29 from complications of type 1 diabetes strives to prevent others from sharing a similar fate.

July 31, 2015 - Through the Eyes of a Child
Qar'zma Butler was 7-years-old when she was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a rare disease that often damages the cornea. Luckily for her, Weill Cornell's Dr. Kimberly Sippel is pioneering a new treatment that is saving children's sight.

July 30, 2015 - Weill Cornell Researchers Develop New Kidney Transplant Rejection Test
A non-invasive test that scours urine for the by-products of metabolism as well as three genetic molecules can more accurately detect whether transplanted kidneys are being rejected by patients' bodies than a scan that examines either measure alone.

July 24, 2015 - Leon Levy Fellowship in Neuroscience Renewed For $1.92 Million
With a $1.92 million grant, the Leon Levy Foundation is renewing its fellowship in neuroscience through 2019, ensuring that more early-career physicians and scientists can pursue their innovative research.

July 23, 2015 - End-of-Life Chemotherapy for Cancer May Do More Harm Than Good
Treating terminally ill cancer patients with chemotherapy in the months or weeks before their deaths was not found to improve patients' quality of life and may actually do more harm than good.

July 16, 2015 - Dr. Karla Ballman Named Chief of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Karla Ballman has been named chief of the Division of Biostatics and Epidemiology in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College.

July 14, 2015 - Immune Cells Recruited to Support Lung Cancer Growth Could Offer New Drug Targets
Lung cancers attract circulating immune cells to the tumor mass where the cancer reprograms them to support its growth and progression.

July 10, 2015 - Bacterial Endocarditis Increases Stroke Risk for Longer Period than Previously Reported
Patients who develop an infection of the heart valves have an elevated risk of stroke beginning four months before and up to five months after diagnosis -- a period significantly longer than previously reported.

July 08, 2015 - Symbiotic Relationship
Researchers explore the microbiome, medicine's newest frontier.

July 07, 2015 - Absence of Tumor-Suppressing Gene Derails DNA Replication, Leaving Cells Vulnerable to Cancer
If a known tumor-suppressor gene, called PTEN, has mutated or is absent, the DNA replication process derails and can lead to cancer development.

July 06, 2015 - Non-Invasive Test Can Predict Long-Term Risk of Death in Patients without Heart Disease Symptoms
A non-invasive scan used to determine the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a 15-year period.

July 06, 2015 - Stress-Fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma
Investigators have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and survive in the body.

June 30, 2015 - Weill Cornell Researchers Improve Risk Assessment for Stable Patients with Suspected Heart Disease
A simple algorithm accurately predicts whether a stable patient is likely to suffer from coronary artery disease or die of a heart attack in the next three years.

June 25, 2015 - Potential New HIV Therapy Seen in Component of Immune Cells
Scientists have discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop.

June 23, 2015 - Food Order Has Significant Impact on Glucose and Insulin Levels
Eating protein and vegetables before carbohydrates leads to lower post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

June 22, 2015 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Most Consistent Treatment for Panic Disorders
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most consistently effective way to manage symptoms tied to panic disorder, though another less-structured treatment also shows promise.

June 19, 2015 - Revson Fellowships Support Early-Career Women in Science
In the increasingly competitive market for postdoctoral funding, the Revson Fellowship provided funds for both Drs. Wendy Beguelin and Kate Meyer, which allowed them to do more than just continue their research.

June 08, 2015 - Study of Physician Participation in Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs Signals Need for Further EHR Healthcare Policy Maintenance
Systematic differences have emerged between physicians who consistently participated in programs that incentived the adoption of electronic health records and those who didn't.

June 08, 2015 - Study Finds Lipid Mediator Associated with Good Cholesterol Promotes More Than Just Good Heart Health
Researchers have discovered that "good" cholesterol in blood also carries a protein that powerfully regulates immune function, and together they play an important role in preventing inflammation in the body.

June 05, 2015 - Weill Cornell Patient Honors Life Saver at American Heart Association's Keep the Beat Challenge
A Weill Cornell physician and his patient participated in the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR Keep the Beat Challenge. The event, hosted June 4 in Times Square, was organized to boost the number of people trained in CPR.

June 02, 2015 - Pelvic Organic Prolapse Procedures With Mesh Increase, Leading to Age-based Complications
Despite FDA warnings that a synthetic mesh used to treat a weakening of the female pelvis's walls can cause infection, pain, and disease recurrence, surgeons are increasing their use of the device.

May 29, 2015 - Weill Cornell Celebrates Newest Graduates at Commencement
Nearly 300 students celebrated a milestone on May 28: graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

May 29, 2015 - Dean Laurie H. Glimcher Encourages Graduates To Embrace The Unpredictable
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, addressed the Class of 2015 during commencement on May 28 at Carnegie Hall.

May 28, 2015 - Overcoming a Roadblock, Scientists Now Envision Future in Which Ailing Hearts Mend Themselves
Scientists can now efficiently generate large numbers of rare cells in the network that pushes the heart's chambers to contract, which could be a first step toward using a person's own cells to repair an irregular heartbeat.

May 28, 2015 - Researchers Validate Precision Medicine Approach Using New Whole Exome Sequencing Test
A research team at Weill Cornell Medical College showed that a more global look at the body using next-generation sequencing can offer new insights in patients with a treatment-resistant disease.

May 28, 2015 - Exceptional Students Honored at Convocation
On the eve of their commencement, students from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

May 28, 2015 - Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Honors Dr. Avery August
Dr. Avery August '94 has been awarded the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award.

May 28, 2015 - Dr. Steven Gabbe Wins The Weill Cornell Alumni Association Award of Distinction
Dr. Steven Gabbe '69 has been awarded the Weill Cornell Alumni Association Award of Distinction.

May 26, 2015 - Commentary: Hospice Services Can Better Promote Bereavement Adjustment for Spousal Caregivers
Although hospice does much to ease the physical and emotional burdens imposed on a caregiving spouse when their partner is terminally ill, this type of care could be further strengthened to attend to the psychological needs of family caregivers after their loved ones have died.

May 26, 2015 - New Mouse Model With Healthy Immune System Developed for Colon Cancer Research
A new model developed by a Weill Cornell Medical College team offers researchers a better way to screen and test drugs, immunotherapies and tumor vaccines for colon cancer.

May 22, 2015 - Commencement Speaker Looks Back as Classmates Move Forward at Graduation
Graduating medical student Alec Swinburne was selected by his peers to be this year's student commencement speaker.

May 22, 2015 - Graduate School Commencement Speaker Uses Small Discoveries to Bring Big Change
Dr. Igor Dikiy is the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences' 2015 commencement speaker.

May 21, 2015 - Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center a Symbol of Transformation, Commentary Says
Investigators say in a commentary that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is worth continued federal investment despite the challenges it faces.

May 19, 2015 - Dr. Olga Boudker awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Status
Dr. Olga Boudker has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, a prestigious honor that comes with flexible, long-term research support to continue her research on how glutamate pumps work on a molecular level.

May 18, 2015 - Study Discovers How Pancreatic Cancer Spreads to the Liver
Investigators have illuminated the precise molecular steps that enable pancreatic cancer to spread to the liver -- the event that makes the most common form of the disease lethal.

May 13, 2015 - Scientists Receive $15.7M To Develop Stem Cell Therapies To Treat Blood Disorders
Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer have received a $15.7 million, four-year research grant from the New York State Stem Cell Science Program to study hematopoietic stem cells.

May 12, 2015 - Playing God Rock Opera Tackles Biomedical Ethical Debates
The U.S. premiere of "Playing God: The Rock Opera" challenged the audience to think critically about the complicated biomedical ethics underlying genetic advancements.

May 12, 2015 - Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: Meeting in the Middle
Jennifer Harmon's experiences as patient in the healthcare system provided her with important wisdom and now she's sharing it with Weill Cornell's doctors in training.

May 11, 2015 - Dr. Conor Liston receives a Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award
Dr. Conor Liston received a 2014 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for his work on how autism presents in the brain.

May 08, 2015 - Largest Class in Qatar's History Celebrates Graduation
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar made history this year as 42 students graduated on May 6 and received their United States-accredited medical degrees.

May 07, 2015 - Sackler Prize Honoree Dr. Huda Zoghbi Leads Grand Rounds
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, who was recently awarded the 2014 Mortimer D. Sackler M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology, led grand rounds on April 22 at Weill Cornell Medical College's Uris Auditorium on the topic of Rett syndrome.

May 05, 2015 - Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: A Beautiful Scientific Marriage
Neuroscientist BJ Casey takes a maternal approach to mentoring students and fellows in her lab, including Conor Liston, who is now an assistant professor at Weill Cornell.

May 01, 2015 - Global Finance Experts Ponder Safety of Financial System
Banking, finance and financial experts including Sanford I. Weill, chair emeritus of the Weill Cornell, participated in a financial policy panel during Cornell University's Charter Day Weekend.

May 01, 2015 - Surprising Factors Determine Successful Aging
Health experts, including those from Weill Cornell, participated in the "Wellness, Fulfillment and Good Health" panel at Cornell University's Charter Day Weekend.

April 29, 2015 - Uncovering New Functions of a Gene Implicated in Cancer Growth Opens New Therapeutic Possibilities
Researchers have shown for the first time that a gene previously implicated in blood vessel formation during embryonic development and tumor growth also induces immune suppression during tumor development.

April 28, 2015 - Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: Solving Sarah's Puzzle
Sarah Bettigole is a graduate student in immunology who turns to Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher for guidance on her research, her future and being a woman in science.

April 28, 2015 - Physician Networks Important in the Rate of Preventable Hospital Admissions
Weill Cornell researchers found that unofficial physician networks may be as important to the quality and cost of care that a patient receives as any one individual doctor, hospital or medical group.

April 23, 2015 - Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: Mentorship
In a new video series presented by Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, get an inside look at life at Weill Cornell Medical College and meet the people who shape the institution. The first season of "Inside Medicine" explores the different types of mentorship in medicine and science.

April 22, 2015 - Drilling Down
Dr. Madelon Finkel explores the public health implications of the controversial fuel-extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing in a new book.

April 20, 2015 - Changes in Cancer Epigenome Implicated in Chemotherapy Resistance and Lymphoma Relapse
A new study suggests that global changes in cancer cells' epigenome may explain why treatment that was at one point effective ultimately fails for about 40 percent of patients diagnosed with the most common form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

April 15, 2015 - Big Data Key to Precision Medicine's Success
Commentary: Realizing the promise of precision medicine hinges on the creation of robust clinical databases that compile information from a wide range of medical centers, allowing researchers and clinicians to look for patterns and trends in cancer.

April 15, 2015 - New Genomic Research Amends Earlier Triple Negative Breast Cancer Finding
Researchers trying to validate findings many hoped would lead to targeted treatments for breast cancer discovered instead that they could not be applied to further clinical work.

April 13, 2015 - Researchers Sequence Genome of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, Identify Key Mutations to Target
Researchers have discovered a pair of genetic mutations that drive tumor growth in patients with a deadly subtype of T-cell lymphoma.

April 09, 2015 - New Computational Method Matches Brain Lesions to Impairments
A new mathematical model can predict the size and severity of impairment a patient with brain damage will have.

April 06, 2015 - Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Results in Better Outcomes and is Cost-Effective Compared to Total Knee Replacement, Study Suggests
Partial knee replacements are economically superior to total knee replacements in older adults, and with a few small improvements, can be an attractive option for younger patients as well.

April 03, 2015 - Physician Assistant Students Welcomed to Weill Cornell at White Coat Ceremony
A new class of physician assistant students received their short white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony on March 9.

April 01, 2015 - Genetic Variation That Affects Fear and Anxiety May Advance Personalized Psychiatry
Researchers have found that a genetic variation found in 20 percent of Americans alters the emotional processing of anxiety and fear in the brain.

March 31, 2015 - Weill Cornell's Belfer Research Building Earns LEED Gold Certification
Weill Cornell Medical College's state-of-the-art Belfer Research Building has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design and green construction.

March 27, 2015 - GHESKIO Opens New Tuberculosis Hospital in Haiti
In a major advance in the fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis, GHESKIO, has opened a state-of-the-art hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to treat patients suffering from the disease.

March 25, 2015 - Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Wins 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award
Dr. Lewis C. Cantley has won the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award from the Gairdner Foundation for his groundbreaking discovery of a family of enzymes that are fundamental to understanding cancer.

March 20, 2015 - Medical Students Celebrate Their Matches As Weill Cornell Breaks Records
The M.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students in Weill Cornell's Class of 2015 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 20.

March 20, 2015 - Music and Medicine Brings a Healing Art to Lincoln Center
Weill Cornell's Music and Medicine Initiative made its debut at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Julliard on March 10 for its spring concert.

March 17, 2015 - Medical Students Share Passion-Fueled Findings at Annual Research Day
Medical students from Weill Cornell Medical College presented their original research to peers, faculty and volunteer judges during Medical Student Research Day on March 6.

March 11, 2015 - Alkaline Phosphatase Determined to Show Success of Testosterone Therapy on Bone Mineral Density
Researchers have discovered that a known biomarker of bone mineral density can also be used to monitor the effects of testosterone therapy in men who suffer from osteoporosis or its precursor, osteopenia.

March 10, 2015 - Women in Global Health Research Symposium Addresses Attrition of Women from the Field
Sixty participants from 14 universities and six countries gathered at Weill Cornell Medical College's Belfer Research Building on Feb. 2 for the first ever Weill Cornell Women in Global Health Symposium.

March 09, 2015 - Researchers Sequence Genome of Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cells, Facilitating Personalized Future Therapies
Researchers have sequenced the genome of Classical Hodgkin lymphoma, illuminating exactly which proteins are altered in individual patients

March 05, 2015 - Robotic Surgery Expert Joins NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Jim Hu has been recruited as the Ronald Lynch Chair of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and appointed director of the LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

February 25, 2015 - New Study Shows the Substantial Value of Preventing HIV Infection in the United States
Researchers project that between $229,800 and $338,400 would be saved by preventing just one person from contracting HIV in the United States.

February 20, 2015 - Weill Cornell at the Forefront of Groundbreaking TB Research
NIH's $45.7 million grant to Weill Cornell to support the Tuberculosis Research Unit reflects the medical college's distinguished history in TB research.

February 19, 2015 - Communication Networks Discovered Between Tumors and Surrounding Microenvironment
Researchers have discovered communication networks between tumors and the surrounding microenvironment, providing new insights into how cancer spreads.

February 11, 2015 - New Website Designed to Bring Clarity to Women about Mammograms
A new website helps women in their 40s make an informed choice about when to start and how often to have screening mammograms.

February 04, 2015 - Study Reveals New Insights into the Function of Transporters in the Brain Implicated in Stroke and Neurodegenerative Disease
Scientists have gained new insights into the function of biological machines that scoop up glutamate, the most common neurotransmitter in the brain, from the nerve synapse.

February 02, 2015 - Mapping Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers have developed a roadmap for Alzheimer's disease that determines where in the brain the disease has spread, predicts where it will appear next and how fast the brain's atrophy patterns will change.

January 30, 2015 - Sex Trafficking: The Dirty Downside of Global Sporting Events
Countries that host large, global sporting events should have a detailed plan outlining ways to provide public health services to victims of sex trafficking, as well as robust law enforcement measures.

January 28, 2015 - Sex Differences Found in Brain Mechanisms Important for Learning
High levels of estrogen may lead to a unique kind of learning that could explain why women are more susceptible to addiction.

January 23, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention in Qatar Should Focus on Lifestyle Factors
Lifestyle factors are largely responsible for an alarming increase of diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa.

January 21, 2015 - Study Suggests Drug Coverage Alone Not an Easy Solution to Closing Treatment Gap in Depression
Few Medicare patients would have been affected by a change in antidepressant coverage had it been implemented.

January 15, 2015 - Vitamin A Deficiency May Be Involved in Type 2 Diabetes, Researchers Say
A recent study suggests a lack of vitamin A may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes.

January 14, 2015 - Study Shows Health Information Exchange Reduces Repeat Imaging Tests
Health information exchange technology can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the same diagnostic test.

January 13, 2015 - Gross Anatomy Memorial Service: Teaching Medicine After Death
First-year medical students recognized 52 men and women who bequeathed their bodies to science during the annual Gross Anatomy Memorial Service.

January 12, 2015 - Future Physicians Benefit from Early Education in Professional Setting
Early exposure to a medical setting helps confirm students' interest in medicine and enhances their understanding of the life of a professional physician.

January 09, 2015 - Student-Run Community Clinics Vital to Medical Education
Student-run free clinics provide medical students with a hands-on setting to learn, while benefitting patients.

January 07, 2015 - Risk of Stroke Linked to New Cancer Diagnoses
Patients diagnosed with cancer face increased risk of stroke, new research shows.

January 06, 2015 - Aggressively Controlling Blood Sugar Lengthens Life in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Patients with type 1 diabetes who closely monitor and control their blood sugar live longer than those who don't.

January 05, 2015 - Outdated Warning on Antidiabetic Drug Curtails Its Use
One million Americans who are candidates for the antidiabetic drug metformin aren't taking it, new Weill Cornell research suggests.