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Researchers look to gut microbiome to improve bone health

A Cornell-led collaboration has been awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the ways that the gut microbiome – that mass of microorganisms inside us all – impacts bone quality. 

Johnson and Zhang named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars, Baobao Zhang will investigate challenges governments face when addressing public perceptions of inequalities brought about by new technologies and Elizabeth Johnson will look into connections between infant nutrition and gastrointestinal health.

Around Cornell

Asylum clinic wins release for Cuban doctor detained by ICE

Dr. Merlys Rodriguez Hernandez, fleeing prosecution in Cuba, was held for six months in an Arizona detention center, where she contracted COVID-19.

Declining fish biodiversity poses risks for human nutrition

A computer modeling study finds that declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition due to varied nutritional benefits between species.

Weill Cornell study: New species are all around us

About 12,000 bacteria and viruses collected in a sampling from public transit systems and hospitals around the world from 2015 to 2017 had never before been identified, according to a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Future health care leaders celebrated at Weill Cornell Commencement

Expected graduates from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences received their degrees during a digital commencement ceremony May 20.

Antibiotics don’t improve outcomes for rare lung disease

A phase 3 clinical trial of treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sponsored by Weill Cornell Medicine, could pave the way for cheaper studies that are easier to conduct.

AI technique detects cancer ‘drivers,’ ‘passengers’

A team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and their colleagues has developed a machine learning technique for identifying genetic mutations that trigger the disease.

Pilot program helps older adults with dementia manage meds

Serving residents of two upstate New York counties, the HOPES program led by Rana Zadeh is providing secure medication organizers and training to help prevent potentially dangerous and costly mishaps.