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Weill-NASA study of Kelly twins yields new insights, DNA sequencing tools

Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine and NASA investigators as part of NASA’s Twins Study involving Mark and Scott Kelly.

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.

‘Inside Congress’ series begins April 17 in NYC

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell will launch its “Inside Congress” series April 17 in New York City.

Blockchain conference gets ringing start on Nasdaq floor

The Cornell Blockchain Conference got off to a ringing start April 11 as students, professors and blockchain industry dignitaries rang the Nasdaq bell to signify the start of the trading day as well as the advent of the conference.

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Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program to expand in NYC

Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program, which provides coaching to help public school teachers incorporate computer science into the school day, will expand into four additional schools in New York City.

Cornell hosts largest-ever High School Programming Contest

More than 180 students competed in Cornell’s annual High School Programming Contest, held simultaneously at Cornell Tech and in Rhodes Hall on the Ithaca campus.

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.

Cooperative Extension podcast talks farming in NYC

In Episode 4 of this season’s CCE “Extension Out Loud” podcast series, urban agriculture specialists Yolanda Gonzalez and Sam Anderson talk about their work with growers in New York City.