Dog coronavirus jumps to humans, with a protein shift

Cornell researchers have identified a shift that occurs in canine coronavirus that points to a possible pattern of change found in other coronaviruses and which may provide clues to how they transmit to humans from animals.

Pollack, Pape elected to arts and sciences academy

President Martha E. Pollack and Dr. Jean William Pape, M.D. ’75, professor in clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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E. coli bacteria exploits Crohn’s disease inflammation

A multi-year study of the role of E. coli gut bacteria in Crohn’s disease finds that intestinal inflammation liberates chemicals that nourish the bacteria’s growth and promotes their ability to cause inflammation.

Library deal to stimulate open access

Library strikes "read-and-publish" access with Cambridge University Press.

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Some autism spectrum disorder symptoms linked to astrocytes

Abnormalities in a type of brain cell called astrocytes may play a pivotal role in causing some behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, according to a preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Preclinical study illuminates origin of epileptic seizures

New evidence from a zebrafish model of epilepsy may help resolve a debate into how seizures originate, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The findings may also be useful in the discovery and development of future epilepsy drugs.

Biomedical engineers inspire 9th graders with neuroscience

“Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease!,” a workshop hosted by students from the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, provided an opportunity for high-school girls to contribute directly to Alzheimer’s research.

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Center for Immunology connects Cornell strengths

The center, with more than 120 faculty members, builds on the multidisciplinary nature of research into the immune system, with links between infection biology, vaccine development, genetics, genomics, malignancy and biomedical engineering.

Flint water activist to recount fight to protect her patients

The pediatrician who eight years ago called attention to lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, will deliver the Joyce Lindower Wolitzer ’76 and Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar April 26.