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Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can “put the brakes” on immune response to infections to prevent excessive inflammation.

NYC high schoolers explore STEM fields at Weill Cornell Medicine

On Feb. 27, 90 students from public high schools across New York City participated in Big Red STEM Day, designed to inspire high school students to consider STEM fields.

Nutrition certificate provides perspective on lifelong health

A new online Nutrition and Healthy Living certificate program puts the power of contemporary nutrition science into participants’ hands.

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Nutritious red rice developed for the U.S.

Cornell and U.S Department of Agriculture researchers announced that they are releasing a nutritious new red rice cultivar that should appeal to people interested in alternative grains.

Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research awarded to Harvard hematologist

Dr. Vijay Sankaran, who investigates molecular underpinnings of pediatric genetic blood disorders, has been awarded the third annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.

Blood transfusions decline 2011-14, new study finds

A Feb. 27 by Weill Cornell Medicine and other investigators reveals that blood transfusions are declining nationally.

Water troughs are key to toxic E. coli spread in cattle

A major study led by Cornell researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a pathway for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle. 

Proteins that package DNA participate in DNA repair

Proteins that function like spools to tightly wind DNA, called histones, play an active role in DNA repair, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

New certificate program teaches dietitians skills to elicit change

eCornell offers a new Nutrition Counseling certificate for registered dietitian nutritionists to develop their skills.

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