Recreational marijuana access reduces demand for prescription drugs

Legalization of recreational marijuana reduces demand for costly prescription drugs through state Medicaid programs, according to an analysis by a Cornell researcher and a collaborator.

Genetics affects functions of gut microbiome

New research from Cornell scientists is exploring how human genetics impacts functions of the gut microbiome, and is expanding awareness of the role human genetics plays in shaping the microbiome.

Signaling pathway in immune cells could be Alzheimer’s target

Inhibiting an important signaling pathway in brain-resident immune cells may calm brain inflammation and thereby slow the disease process in Alzheimer’s and some other neurodegenerative diseases, a study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators suggests.

Permanent birth control methods for women have up to 6% failure rates

Hysteroscopic sterilization, a nonincisional procedure, was found to be as effective as minimally invasive laparoscopic sterilization in preventing pregnancy, but both methods had higher-than-expected failure rates, according to a new study led by an investigator at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Greening food preservation nourishes the environment

As consumers want fewer food preservatives and less plastic waste, Cornell scientists have created a bioderived polymer that helps salad dressings and beverages last longer in the fridge.

Tumors change their metabolism to spread more effectively

New cancer cell research opens a new avenue for understanding how tumors spread to other tissues via metastasis, and hints at novel ways to block the spread of cancer by targeting the process.

Three faculty inducted into Association of American Physicians

Three distinguished Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientists, Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Dr. Rainu Kaushal and Dr. Shahin Rafii, have been elected to the Association of American Physicians.

Introducing the inaugural BioEntrepreneurship MBA cohort

MBA candidates in the first cohort of Cornell's new BioEntrepreneurship Initiative will collaborate with doctoral researchers in the life sciences across Cornell. The program is designed to develop startup leaders and foster innovation in the life sciences. 

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Commercialization Fellows learn to bring research to market

The newest cohort of Ph.D. candidates in Cornell Engineering's Commercialization Fellowship will spend the remainder of the year learning the skills and tools to bring their technologies to market. 

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