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Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Cornell researchers have helped develop a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

New initiative engages communities in neuroscience

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research is launching a new project – the Community Neuroscience Initiative, or CNI – that will build connections between neuroscience, the social sciences and communities.

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Study finds ‘Achilles’ heel’ of Crohn’s-linked bacteria

The discovery of an “Achilles’ heel” in a type of gut bacteria that causes intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease may lead to more targeted therapies for the difficult-to-treat disease, researchers have found.

Tumor microenvironment helps aggressive lymphomas

The environment surrounding the cells of a lymphoma tumor has a strong influence on the progression of these blood-cell cancers and their responses to therapies, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Fungi in the gut prime immunity against infection

Common fungi, often present in the gut, teach the immune system how to respond to their more dangerous relatives, according to new research from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Cornell, WWF to co-host event on preventing pandemics

Cornell and WWF will host a virtual conference Feb. 23 focused on the link between humans and wildlife, and the subsequent prevention of future pandemics.

Weill Cornell researchers detect key flaw in brain modeling

A type of cell widely used for brain research and drug development may have been leading researchers astray for years, according to a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University.

Gene critical to immune cell development identified

Poor function of the gene SMC3 can lead to improper immune cell development, and to cancer, by disrupting how DNA is structured inside the cell nucleus, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.

COVID-19 spread extremely low at North Carolina day camps

Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of North Carolina YMCA day camps that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, researchers have found.