Commercial astronauts shed light on flights’ health impacts

Changes that are longer-lasting and distinct between crew members reveal new targets for aerospace medicine and can guide new missions, according to the results of a massive international research endeavor.

Research explores biology of pregnancy-related mental health risk

By teasing out the biological mechanisms in pregnancy-related mental health disorders, investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine are laying the groundwork for new ways to detect and treat pregnant women and new mothers at risk.

Potential microbes and genes that impact forever chemicals identified

A study identifies microbes that potentially play important roles in breaking down harmful PFAS chemicals and points to functional genes that may be involved.

Study finds home health aides struggle with mental health

Home health aides are vulnerable to stress, isolation and depressive symptoms, which impact their own health as well as their patients’ desire to age in place, according new research.

Precision laser surgery cuts focal epileptic seizure spread

An interdisciplinary Cornell research team has developed a new surgical technique that blocks the spread of focal epileptic seizures in the brain by making precise incisions with femtosecond laser pulses.

Certificate program bolsters NYS public health workforce

A team of faculty members and researchers, led by Gen Meredith from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, has partnered with eCornell to launch the Public Health Essentials online certificate program.

Astrocytes induce sex-specific effects on memory

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have uncovered the first evidence that astrocyte receptors can trigger opposite effects on cognitive function in male and female preclinical models.

Identifying the initial steps in colorectal cancer formation

Research led by Weill Cornell Medicine provides new evidence that most colorectal cancers begin with the loss of intestinal stem cells, even before cancer-causing genetic alterations appear.

Most people trust accurate search results when the stakes are high

Using experiments with COVID-19 related queries, Cornell sociology and information science researchers found that in a public health emergency, most people pick out and click on accurate information.