Protein prevents excess fluid from entering lung tissue

A protein found in the cells lining blood vessels plays a central role in preventing fluid and inflammatory cells from leaking into lung tissue, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered.

Cornell SC Johnson: performance with passion and purpose

Soumitra Dutta, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, reflects on the accomplishments of the college's first year and goals for next year. Highlights include exceptional fundraising and innovative collaborations.

‘Fusion genes’ drive formation and growth of colorectal cancer

Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Missing link identified between immune cells and Alzheimer’s

By studying the effects of immune cells that surround blood vessels in the brain, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have discovered a new pathway that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain's network may provide insights into neurological disorders

A deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity network of neurons and its relationship to the organ’s deep tissue could allow recognition of what processes relate to neurological disorders.

Out of the blue: Medieval fragments yield surprises

Researchers Louisa Smieska and Ruth Mullett are advancing studies of medieval illuminated manuscripts with X-ray imaging at CHESS of the pigment trace elements found in pages in Cornell collections.

New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

A material strong enough to protect the intestines from a needle puncture and bendable enough to insert through a laparotomy incision that quickly dissolves in the body is being studied.

Glowing and misting, Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' installation opens

Architect Jenny Sabin has created a temporary outdoor installation that functions as a work of art and provides shade, seating and cooling for visitors to the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Long Island City.

Enzyme key to triggering anti-cancer immune response

An enzyme implicated in autoimmune diseases and viral infections also regulates radiation therapy's ability to trigger an immune response against cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine scientists found in a new study.