Scans show brain's estrogen activity changes during menopause

The transition to menopause is marked by a progressively higher density of estrogen receptors on brain cells, a measure that remains elevated in women up to their mid-60s, according to a new brain imaging study.

Ultrasensitive liquid biopsy tech spots cancer earlier than standard methods

An artificial intelligence-powered method for detecting tumor DNA in blood has the potential to improve cancer care with the very early detection of recurrence and close monitoring of tumor response during therapy.

Study pushes understanding of how cells migrate

A new study helps explain how moving cells respond to environmental cues and set up internal structures that enable them to keep going in one direction during organ development, wound healing, cancer metastasis and many other processes 

Putting the brakes on chronic inflammation

Researchers have discovered a link between two key pathways that regulate the immune system in mammals – a finding that impacts understanding of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.

Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

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.