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.

Precision laser surgery cuts focal epileptic seizure spread

An interdisciplinary Cornell research team has developed a new surgical technique that blocks the spread of focal epileptic seizures in the brain by making precise incisions with femtosecond laser pulses.

Certificate program bolsters NYS public health workforce

A team of faculty members and researchers, led by Gen Meredith from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, has partnered with eCornell to launch the Public Health Essentials online certificate program.

Astrocytes induce sex-specific effects on memory

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have uncovered the first evidence that astrocyte receptors can trigger opposite effects on cognitive function in male and female preclinical models.

Identifying the initial steps in colorectal cancer formation

Research led by Weill Cornell Medicine provides new evidence that most colorectal cancers begin with the loss of intestinal stem cells, even before cancer-causing genetic alterations appear.

Most people trust accurate search results when the stakes are high

Using experiments with COVID-19 related queries, Cornell sociology and information science researchers found that in a public health emergency, most people pick out and click on accurate information.

‘Cloaked’ proteins deliver cancer-killing therapeutics into cells

An interdisciplinary collaboration has designed a way to “cloak” proteins so they can be captured by lipid nanoparticles and delivered into living cells, where the proteins uncloak and exert their therapeutic effect.

Students transmit health care data without cell service, internet

Using low-frequency radio waves to send blood pressure data, a group of students has provided a proof of concept that could enable in-home health care for people without cellular or broadband access.

Kenyan fishers face increased drowning risk from climate change

Fatal drownings are a big risk for small-scale fishers on Africa’s largest lake, with many of those deaths attributed to bad weather – conditions that are likely to worsen with climate change.