Survival triples for 1,000 AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Haiti

Many patients with AIDS in Haiti who received antiretroviral therapy had a one-year survival of 87 percent for adults and 98 percent for children, triple the 30 percent one-year survival of Haitian patients without the therapy, according to a study.

Biofortified, iron-rich rice improves the nutrition of women, study by Cornell researcher shows for the first time

In the first study to test people who eat foods that have been bred for higher-than-normal concentrations of micronutrients, nutritional sciences professor Jere Haas and colleagues found that the iron status of women who ate iron-rich rice was 20 percent higher than those who ate traditional rice. (November 29, 2005)

Cornell to co-host avian flu conference Nov. 30 in D.C.

Cornell University has teamed up with the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., to co-host a conference to create dialogues among public health, animal health and wildlife management experts from both government and the private sector. (November 23, 2005)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell research brings new insights, hope for the treatment of male infertility

New research is expanding what we know about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility in men. A team from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City demonstrated the effectiveness of microsurgical sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Katie Couric salutes 'heroes' who treat cancer at Jay Monahan Center

'You are the unsung heroes and heroines of our society,' media star Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC's 'Today' show, said in a moving speech to doctors and other health-care professionals gathered to discuss crucial updates and issues in gastrointestinal cancers.

Hypnotic suggestion can reduce conflict in human brain

A new study using an old, misunderstood technique -- hypnotic suggestion -- finds the brain can override responses experts have long assumed to be ingrained and automatic, such as reading. (Aug. 1, 2005)

Lactose intolerance seems linked to ancestral struggles with harsh climate and cattle diseases, Cornell study finds

A new Cornell study finds that it is primarily people whose ancestors came from places where dairy herds could be raised safely and economically, such as in Europe, who have developed the ability to digest milk. (June 1, 2005)

Weill Cornell/ludwig institute for cancer research collaboration identifies two antigens as targets for multiple myeloma vaccine

Vaccines that train the immune system to seek out and destroy malignant cells are at the cutting edge of cancer treatment. Now, joint research – conducted by researchers at Weill Medical Cornell and at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Branch in New York – has pinpointed two proteins that seem ideal targets for a vaccine against multiple myeloma.

Extensive brain activity while listening to speech suggests awareness in minimally conscious patients

For the first time, advanced neurological imaging suggests the brains of minimally conscious patients recognize and respond to speech in ways similar to healthy individuals, according to a team of researchers. (Feb. 7, 2005)