Study shows how cells prevent harmful extra DNA copies

A protein that prepares DNA for replication also prevents the replication process from running out of control, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. 

Physician and health care reform expert to lead discussion

Prominent physician, author and health services researcher Martin Shapiro will speak at an event on the Ithaca campus. He will describe steps to reform the health care system and lead a discussion that is open to all.

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Lymphoma mutation yields super-competitive immune cells

The key to understanding how the most aggressive lymphomas arise and resist current therapies may lie in mutations that disrupt a critical natural selection process among antibody-producing B cells, according to a multi-institutional preclinical study led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

Winter Session spotlight – PE 1272: Walking Tours

Physical education as an online credit course? In winter? Watch the video to hear why freshman Nic Oke decided to take an online PE course from his family residence near Baltimore, Maryland during Winter Session 2023. 

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When recreational cannabis is legal, codeine demand drops

States that permit recreational use of cannabis see a reduction in demand for prescription codeine, an opioid with a high potential for misuse.

Scientists detail major mechanism lung cancers use to evade immune attack

A protein commonly found at high levels in lung cancer cells controls a major immunosuppressive pathway that allows lung tumors to evade immune attack, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Weill Cornell Medicine receives NIA grant for elder neglect research

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to Weill Cornell Medicine to develop a screening tool and intervention for elder neglect in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.