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We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Babacar Cisse

Babacar Cisse immigrated to the United States from Senegal with just $26 in his pocket and a lesson from his parents to always give back. Now a neurosurgeon, Cisse heeds those words in every interaction with his patients.

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Law and economics initiative to launch with NYC event

The Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics, a new initiative directed by professors Kaushik Basu and Robert Hockett, hosts its first major conference on April 12-13 in New York City.

Medical students celebrate Match Day success

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated a successful Match Day, with 94 percent of the class matching to postgraduate positions at academic medical centers ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News and World Report.

Wynton Marsalis to mentor, perform during Cornell visit March 22-28

Famed jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis will visit Cornell in his role as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, for classes, workshops and joining student musicians in a free concert in Bailey Hall March 28.

Cornell Center for Health Equity established

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus have established a new center to better understand why health outcomes vary among demographic groups.

Algorithms use at work subject of May 4-5 New York City workshop

ILR School faculty will teach “Algorithms at Work” May 4-5 at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. 

For two African Cornell undergrads, the UN unveils a world of opportunity

Brenda Umutoniwase ’20 and Grace Giramahoro ’20, found a Cornell student trip to United Nations Feb. 16 enlightening.

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Genetic variation in cells' protein-building may have health implications

New research suggests genetic variation in the most essential component of the ribosome, ribosomal RNA, may influence how much and which proteins are made.

Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can “put the brakes” on immune response to infections to prevent excessive inflammation.