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With 1 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases, students attract top names to forum on global health

As part of Cornell's Africa Initiative, students at Weill Cornell Medical College organized a forum on neglected diseases that included some of the most important names in global health. (Feb. 23, 2007)

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New cross-campus Global Health Program to offer grad program, undergrad minor, internships, lecture series

To address such pressing health challenges in the world as HIV/AIDS and malnutrition in developing nations, Cornell has established an innovative Global Health Program, a collaborative effort between Cornell's Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. (Feb. 9, 2007)

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President Skorton congratulates NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's staff, leadership for honor roll ranking

Cornell President David Skorton congratulates the staff and academic leadership of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for its sixth-place ranking in the U.S. News and World Report 'America's Best Hospitals' survey.

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Katie Couric salutes 'heroes' who treat cancer at Jay Monahan Center

'You are the unsung heroes and heroines of our society,' media star Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC's 'Today' show, said in a moving speech to doctors and other health-care professionals gathered to discuss crucial updates and issues in gastrointestinal cancers.

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Hypnotic suggestion can reduce conflict in human brain

A new study using an old, misunderstood technique -- hypnotic suggestion -- finds the brain can override responses experts have long assumed to be ingrained and automatic, such as reading. (Aug. 1, 2005)

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Revised Hippocratic Oath resonates with graduates

Revisiting a hallowed ritual for doctors, a committee within the Weill Cornell Medical College convened this spring to craft an updated Hippocratic Oath, one that responds to the state of modern medicine. Written in ancient Greece, the oath expresses principles still fundamental to the practice of medicine today. (June 22, 2005)

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Extensive brain activity while listening to speech suggests awareness in minimally conscious patients

For the first time, advanced neurological imaging suggests the brains of minimally conscious patients recognize and respond to speech in ways similar to healthy individuals, according to a team of researchers. (Feb. 7, 2005)