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COVID may trigger hyperglycemia by harming fat cells

According to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell, COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia.

Powerful technique details brain tumors’ resiliency

A team of researchers has profiled in unprecedented detail thousands of individual cells sampled from patients’ brain tumors. The findings, along with the methods developed to obtain those findings, represent a significant advance in cancer research.

Fellowship program enhances opportunities in crop improvement for students from underrepresented backgrounds

A new graduate fellowship program will support students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to become next-generation leaders in global crop improvement.

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Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.

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NIH grant will support strengthening faculty diversity

Cornell is one of only seven institutions across the U.S. that will receive a funding award from the National Institutes of Health through a program aimed at increasing minority faculty in the biomedical sciences.

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After pandemic first year, white coats for Class of 2024

On Sept. 24, after a year highlighted by so many virtual events, the Class of 2024 finally celebrated their medical school journey with a White Coat Ceremony – hosted in-person.

Community Response Team supports students in distress

Students living on campus have a new resource for support when they are experiencing distress, with the launch of the university’s Community Response Team at the start of this semester.

Booster shots: What you need to know

In this Q&A, Dr. Roy Gulick of Weill Cornell Medicine breaks down the science underlying booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines and answers some frequently asked questions.

States That Prioritized Access to Water at Height of Pandemic Saved Lives

Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The dozens of states that implemented moratoria on water shutoffs to protect vulnerable citizens reported better public health outcomes, according to a new Cornell study.

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