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Researchers find new insight into how the brain decides to act

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have identified neurons that drive animal brains to initiate actions without prompting from food or prey – a big step toward solving a big unanswered questions in neuroscience.

Advanced microscopy shines light on new CRISPR-Cas system

A new study describes how an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers used a state-of-the-art microscopy technique to reveal protein structures and key steps of a CRISPR-Cas system that holds promise for developing an improved gene editing tool.

Treatment with endothelial cells reverses emphysema in model

The specialized endothelial cells that line the blood vessels in the lung may hold the key to treating the common and often-fatal lung disease emphysema, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Research suggests how tumors become aggressive prostate cancer

The genetic changes that underlie an especially lethal type of prostate cancer, called neuroendocrine prostate cancer, have been revealed in a new study at Weill Cornell Medicine. Learning more about what causes this type of cancer could lead to new approaches for treating it.

Black patients with liver disease may face obstacles to transplants

Black patients who have chronic liver failure, also known as end-stage liver disease, are less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a life-saving liver transplant than other racial and ethnic groups, according to a study.

Leadership changes support “whole-person care” at Cornell Health

Additions to Cornell Health senior leadership team bring about changes to support the center's "whole-person care" model of service.

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New program to speed salmon breeding

Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.

Radio interview highlights YMCA's resilience through pandemic

The YMCA adapted to meet community needs throughout the pandemic and continues its "slow but steady" rebuilding of it programs and services.

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Northwest heat wave ‘should not have been possible’

After stifling temperatures parked over the Pacific Northwest in late June, scientists – including Cornell’s Flavio Lehner – said climate change triggered it.