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Mann Award winner searches for HIV's Achilles' heel

Yi Wen, a fifth-year doctoral student in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, won the 2018 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales.

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Host-microbe institute poised to expand

The launch of its Undergraduate Research Experience proved to be a highlight of the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions' inaugural year.

Obesity's impact on health care costs varies by state

Professor John Cawley has published research with new information on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.

Study: Brain enzyme fights plaque associated with Alzheimer's disease

An enzyme found in brain cells can break apart the precursors to plaques that accumulate in the organ and cause toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease.

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril.

Aye Lab takes its protein-assessing tool to the next level

The lab of Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry, has developed a new genome-wide method for identifying and analyzing proteins that could be suitable targets for drug delivery. 

A high-salt diet produces dementia in mice

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new Weill Cornell Medicine study.

Mark Veich appointed vice provost for external affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine

Mark Veich has been appointed vice provost for external affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Feb. 12.