Radar, AI identify Alaska Native Spanish flu victims burial site

A Cornell research scientist used ground-penetrating radar and AI modeling to locate the communal graves of approximately 93 victims of the Spanish influenza at Pilgrim Hot Springs in Alaska.

Bacterial toxin may trigger multiple sclerosis onset and relapse

A specific toxin-producing gut bacteria may be responsible for both triggering the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) and ongoing disease activity, according to a new study led by a team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Grant to fund study of prostate cancer evolution

Ekta Khurana, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to investigate how prostate cancer cells evolve to become resistant to hormone-blocking therapy.

Losing key type of pancreatic cell may contribute to diabetes

Multiple types of beta cells produce insulin in the pancreas, helping to balance blood sugar levels. Losing a particularly productive type of beta cell may contribute to the development of diabetes, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Obesity may exacerbate breast cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations

Obesity may spur DNA damage in the breast tissue of women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, possibly contributing to breast cancer development in this already high-risk group, according to new multi-institutional translational research led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. 

Fauci returns to Weill Cornell Medicine for documentary screening

The documentary, which will debut nationwide on PBS March 21, illustrates the full scope of his career set against the backdrop of his final years of service presiding over the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating Match Day success at Weill Cornell Medicine

Graduating medical students in the Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 2023 learned on national Match Day where they will be doing their internship and residency training – setting the stage for the next several years of their medical careers and lives.

New College Scholars research climate, health care, legal interpretation

Twenty sophomores in the College of Arts & Sciences will design their own interdisciplinary courses of study as the newest members of the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program.

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Children’s pandemic mental health linked to family finances

Financial disruption as a result of pandemic containment policies in the United States adversely influenced children’s mental health, according to a new study co-led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University investigators.