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Gene therapy trial offers new hope for Batten disease, a fatal neurological disease in children

Gene therapy is a safe and effective way of slowing the debilitating and ultimately fatal effects of Batten disease, Weill Cornell researcher Ronald Crystal and colleagues found. (May 30, 2008)

Weill Cornell graduates new doctors, including inaugural class from Qatar

The newly minted M.D.s at commencement May 29 were joined by all but one of 15 members of the inaugural class of WCMC graduates from Qatar. (May 29, 2008)

Aggression between nursing-home residents more common than widely believed, studies find

New research by Karl Pillemer and Weill Cornell Medical College's Mark Lachs and Tony Rosen suggests that aggression and violence between nursing home residents is a prevalent and serious problem. (May 29, 2008)

Matchmaker, matchmaker: Make me a (professional) match

The recently designed intercampus Web site includes a matchmaking service to forge research connections between Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses. (May 23, 2008)

Watt Webb 80th birthday symposium to explore future research June 16

Cornell will celebrate the achievements of physicist Watt W. Webb, June 16. Webb is co-inventor of such breakthrough imaging technologies as multiphoton microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. (May 21, 2008)

A milestone in American education is hailed as 15 students receive their M.D.s in a festive ceremony in Qatar

The graduation ceremony marked a milestone in American higher education, as Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City became the first U.S. medical school to grant its M.D. degree on foreign soil. (May 8, 2008)

Helping people with autism recognize faces

In an ongoing study, Nim Tottenham, assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, is examining how normal and autistic brains behave when viewing faces. (April 30, 2008)

Postdocs of all stripes to share their work May 8

Postdoctoral researchers from Cornell in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College will come together in Ithaca May 8. More than 50 speakers and poster sessions will highlight a broad array of research. (April 30, 2008)

Weill Cornell Medical College refutes New York Times article on cancer research

Weill Cornell Medical College has refuted an article in The New York Times alleging that two researchers did not fully disclose that their research on CT screening for the early detection of lung cancer was partially funded by a tobacco company. (April 4, 2008)