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We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Babacar Cisse

Babacar Cisse immigrated to the United States from Senegal with just $26 in his pocket and a lesson from his parents to always give back. Now a neurosurgeon, Cisse heeds those words in every interaction with his patients.

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Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty members to develop and improve their products.

New obesity solutions may be on the tip of your tongue

Cornell food scientists have discovered that when mice are fed a high-fat diet and become obese, they lose nearly 25 percent of their tongue’s taste buds – possibly encouraging them to eat more food.

Medical students celebrate Match Day success

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated a successful Match Day, with 94 percent of the class matching to postgraduate positions at academic medical centers ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News and World Report.

Cornell Center for Health Equity established

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus have established a new center to better understand why health outcomes vary among demographic groups.

Dejah Powell uses awards to help feed her Chicago neighborhood

The South Side of Chicago, where Dejah Powell ’18 grew up, is known as an urban food desert. Powell, an environmental and sustainability science major, is helping to change that.

Undergrad researcher helps combat antibiotic resistance in cholera

Andrew Rosenblatt ’20, student in the lab of Tobias Doerr, assistant professor of microbiology, is working to make cholera less resistant to treatment by a broad range of antibiotics.

Genetic variation in cells' protein-building may have health implications

New research suggests genetic variation in the most essential component of the ribosome, ribosomal RNA, may influence how much and which proteins are made.

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.