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2018 Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded; 2019 proposals sought

Nine Cornell faculty members have been awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants for the 2018-19 academic year. Proposals for 2019-20 are due Feb. 8.

High body fat increases breast cancer risk for women with normal BMI

Postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer even if they have a normal body mass index, according to a new study.

Ibrahim named Weill Cornell Medicine dean for diversity and inclusion

Dr. Said Ibrahim has been appointed the inaugural senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Jan. 2.

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

Cigarette ads with graphic warning labels – with images such as cancerous gums and lips – cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool and fun, according to a new Cornell study.

Study reveals new role for methotrexate in fighting cancer

A study of the dual pathways that process the essential vitamin folate unexpectedly revealed a new way the cancer drug methotrexate works and may suggest strategies to boost its cancer-killing effects.

Weill Cornell Medicine awarded $9M grant for lymphoma research

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $9 million Program Project Grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive and incurable form of lymphoma.

A foodie grows in Brooklyn: Ann Vegdahl on her new role

Ann Vegdahl joined Cornell Food Venture Center's new satellite office in Brooklyn this summer; she discusses her new role.

Rethinking revenues at health care nonprofits

A new study by Sachin Gupta upends the conventional thinking about revenue streams at health care nonprofits. His new study suggests outreach clinics aimed at poor patients attract paying patients as well.

GM eggplant can reduce pesticide use in Bangladesh

Replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed the Bt gene confers almost total protection against pests.