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Director of National Cancer Institute to deliver special cancer biology lecture

Dr. Norman Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, will give this semester’s Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Biology Sept. 24 from noon-1 p.m.

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Multidisciplinary partnership aims to cure people with HIV

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $26.5 million grant to a group that includes Weill Cornell Medicine, which aims to both silence and permanently remove HIV from the body.

NIH grant aims to reveal how smoking causes disease

A team including researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine has received a five-year, $12.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to validate discoveries that may provide answers about lung diseases.

New hub promotes farmer producer organizations in India

A new resource at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi will help empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector.

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Serendipity opens new path toward osteoporosis treatment

A cellular protein whose normal function appears to suppress bone formation may be a potential new target for treating osteoporosis, according to a collaborative study led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers.

Tech/Law Colloquium features privacy, COVID and incarceration

The Technology and Law Colloquium – a hybrid Cornell University course and public lecture series – returns this semester with talks from 13 leading scholars who study the legal and ethical questions surrounding technology’s impact in areas like privacy, sex and gender, data collection, and policing.

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Study: Causes of obesity in India depend on gender, age and where you live

New research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) sheds light on the patterns of obesity within India, underscoring the need for policies and programs that consider the factors driving obesity rates within different groups and communities.

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Long commutes, home crowding tied to COVID transmission

Neighborhoods that had populations with predominantly longer commute times to work – from about 40 minutes to an hour – were more likely to become infectious disease hotspots, according to new research.

Uncertainty colors pandemic workplace decisions

Valerie Reyna, the Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, recently answered questions about workplace risk.