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Online health searches in Africa reveal stigmas, needs

Researchers have collected and analyzed health-related internet search terms from all 54 countries in Africa, finding that searches such as “Does garlic cure AIDS?” can reveal pockets of disease prevalence, cultural stigmas and urgent needs for accurate health information.

Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology company, Regeneron, during an April 11 conversation with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering.

Ketamine’s short-term relief of depression could be extended, researchers find

The temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it promotes could be preserved, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Researchers test using AI to optimize IVF embryo selection

A new AI approach by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators can accurately identify whether a 5-day-old, IVF human embryo has high potential to progress to a successful pregnancy.

Ahmed Ahmed ’17 wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Ahmed Ahmed ’17, whose remarkable journey led him from a Kenyan refugee camp to Cornell, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which will support his medical school studies.

Barrett: Food security is ‘challenge of the century’

Cornell professor Chris Barrett gave the 15th annual George McGovern Lecture April 4 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Cornell Center for Health Equity symposium to bridge NYC – Ithaca research

The Cornell Center for Health Equity will hold its second annual symposium April 11-12 at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the Ithaca campus.

Researchers discover treatment target for people with IBD

People with inflammatory bowel disease and food allergies are one step closer to a possible treatment, thanks to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Starr Foundation extends NYC stem cell research support with $50M gift

The Starr Foundation is continuing its commitment to stem cell research with a $50 million gift supporting the Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Initiative, a collaboration involving Weill Cornell Medicine.