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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.

$2.5M grant funds research on tuberculosis treatment

Cornell researchers are investigating compounds they identified that offer hope for effective new drugs against tuberculosis.

Adequate choline in pregnancy may have cognitive benefits for offspring

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell study suggests.

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi on collaboration, clinical care and consensus building

A conversation with Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, who has served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s provost for medical affairs since January 2017.

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