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Shaoyi Jiang: protective materials that mimic water

Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D. ’93, the Robert S. Langer ’70 Family and Friends Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, discusses his research on functional zwitterionic materials for biomedical and engineering applications.

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Science journalists on the pandemic: ‘We couldn’t trust our regular sources’

From flame wars on twitter to sleepless nights, four of the country’s leading science journalists spoke of the challenges they’ve faced covering the COVID-19 pandemic during an April 28 event hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Cerebral hemorrhage linked to stroke, cardiac risks

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers say the study’s findings suggest patients with brain bleeds should be screened more aggressively for problems related to clotting disorders.

Hanson, Grafstein elected to arts and sciences academy

Maureen Hanson, professor of molecular biology and genetics, and Bernice Grafstein, professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.

Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies to their babies

Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna while in their third trimester of pregnancy generate a strong immune response and pass protective antibodies to their babies.

Confusion about vaccine guidelines could prolong pandemic

Many Americans remain confused about when COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection and the need for continued public health precautions, according to new Cornell research.

Study reveals a cause of heart damage in COVID-19 patients

In the study, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and their colleagues also identified new potential treatments for COVID-19 patients and described a model for drug screening.

Earth Day forum: Barrett maps food systems past mid-century

To feed the world in a healthy, sustainable way, nations need to reorient today’s agri-food systems for distant generations, said Chris Barrett at an Earth Day forum.