Immune therapy targets cells that cause leukemia relapse

Genetically engineered immune cells successfully target the specific cancer cells that may be responsible for relapse of acute myeloid leukemia, according to a preclinical study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Cornellian-led startup aids parents amid formula shortage

Ithaca-based SimpliFed – a virtual platform providing personalized advice, service and support to parents – is responding to the baby formula shortage by offering free expert advice and hosting a free virtual class to help new parents prepare for feeding their babies. 

Summer Session 2022 offers unique learning opportunities

Summer Session, running May 31 through August 2, 2022, is open to Cornell and visiting undergraduate and graduate students, high school students and any interested adult. Undergraduates can earn up to 15 credits in on-campus, online, and off-campus courses before the fall semester.

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Nostril swab best way to test for COVID-19, study finds

Nasopharyngeal swabs – taken from far back inside the nostril – were found to be more effective at detecting COVID-19 than saliva tests or swabs just inside the nostril or under the tongue.

Cornellian-founded company implants 3D-bioprinted ear

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, a human has received a 3D-bioprinted ear implant grown from the patient’s own living cells – thanks to a technology platform developed by a Cornellian-founded startup company.

Sloan Program grows with new collaboration, new executives-in-residence

Sloan Program in Health Administration students will be working with five executives-in-residence. Sloan Program Associate Director Julie Carmalt says the students will have a range of mentoring and networking opportunities while learning from prominent leaders in the health care field.

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Consumers embrace milk carton QR codes, may cut food waste

Milk carton “use-by” dates soon may be a quaint relic. A new Cornell study finds that consumers like QR codes, better depicting how long milk is drinkable – creating less food waste.

New cancer subtype may illuminate treatment strategy

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have identified a previously unrecognized form of hormone therapy-resistant prostate cancer, as well as a set of molecules that drive its growth.

Higher dengue rates found near public transit in low-income areas

In Medellin, Colombia, low-income residents who lived in close proximity to new public transit stations had increased rates of mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to a new study.