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Latest Cornell dot features a new cancer weapon: antibodies

Ultrasmall Cornell dots armed with antibodies are another weapon in the fight against cancer, says Uli Wiesner, professor of materials science and engineering.

Students use library portal to talk global health care

Students in the Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine class talked to Palestinian contemporaries via the Cornell Portal Sept. 25.

Symposium examines the potential of machine learning in health care

The Sept. 27-28 symposium “Bridging the Divide: Machine Learning in Medicine,” held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brought together researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss recent work and initiate collaborations in the field of machine learning in medicine. 

Marker may help target treatments for Crohn’s patients

For the first time, researchers have identified a marker that distinguishes between different subtypes of Crohn's disease.

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

Scientists from the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have boosted a carbon-craving enzyme called RuBisCO to turbocharge photosynthesis in corn – promising to improve agricultural efficiency and yield.

Weill Cornell Medicine receives $2.7M grant for Diversity Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a $2.7 million grant to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence to increase the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.

New test measures men’s fertility

A new test developed at the College of Veterinary Medicine quantifies “capacitation,” the changes that take place within a sperm cell that enable it to fertilize.

Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste

Cornell food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to new research.

Study clarifies protein’s role in dementia

ApoE4, a protein linked to both Alzheimer’s disease, increases the risk of cognitive impairment by reducing the number and responsiveness of blood vessels.