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.

Research reveals how common bacterium may spread from intestine

The research suggests possible new ways to target bacterial infections.

Theory explains recovery delays in COVID and cardiac patients

The long delays some COVID patients experience in regaining consciousness after ventilation may protect the brain from oxygen deprivation, new research shows.  

Grant to fund global study of COVID-19 surveillance

With the six-month, $1 million grant, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers will assess how countries have been monitoring and reporting COVID-19 infections and outcomes.

Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market

Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary – as long as the price isn’t much higher than conventional milk, according to researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine.