Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

Staff News

Unusual antibody type shows ultrapotent activity against Zika

The discovery could lead to the development of therapies to protect babies from the potentially devastating effects of this disease. 

To prevent the next pandemic, restore wildlife habitats

Preserving and restoring natural habitats could prevent pathogens that originate in wildlife from spilling over into domesticated animals and humans, according to two new companion studies.

Personal sensing at work: tracking burnout, balancing privacy

Personal sensing data could help monitor and alleviate stress among resident physicians, although privacy concerns over who sees the information and for what purposes must be addressed, according to collaborative research from Cornell Tech.

Dr. Francis Lee named interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

The Cornell Board of Trustees and Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows have approved the appointment of Dr. Francis Lee as interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and interim provost for medical affairs.

Faulty DNA repair may lead to BRCA-linked cancers

New research offers insight as to why individuals who inherit a mutation in one copy of the BRCA1 gene often develop mutations in their remaining normal copy of the BRCA1 gene, setting the stage for tumors to develop. 

NIH grant funds cancer prevention vaccine research

A multidisciplinary team of Weill Cornell Medicine researchers has received a five-year $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to fund a center aimed at developing messenger RNA vaccines to deter cancer development in at-risk groups.

From lost items to athletic gear, undergrads win for big ideas

Four undergraduate teams with business ideas won this year’s Big Ideas Competition, sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad, Startup Tree and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Around Cornell

‘Everything changed’: reuniting families fractured by opioids

Cornell researchers and parent educators are identifying how the opioid crisis has ravaged New York state families and the solutions that help parents and children reunify.