New computational method builds detailed maps of human tissues

The new approach promises to accelerate studies on organ-scale cellular interactions and could enable powerful new diagnostic strategies for a wide range of diseases.

Conference features insightful advice, stories from entrepreneurs

The Eclectic Convergence conference included talks from six entrepreneurs, business executives and venture capitalists, as well as a pitch competition.

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Ancient viral DNA in human genome guards against infections

Viral DNA in human genomes, embedded there from ancient infections, serve as antivirals that protect human cells against certain present-day viruses, according to new research.

New research reveals how genes turn on and off

Yeast – that simple organism essential to making beer and bread – has revealed for Cornell researchers a key mechanism in how genes are controlled.

Linked databases aid long-term device surveillance

By linking a national vascular registry with medical data records in Medicare claims for patients who underwent endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, a team of researchers from across the country was able to identify which devices posed the most risk for reintervention.

Microscopy reveals how psychedelics light up brain’s neuropathways

Associate professor Alex Kwan is using optical microscopy and other tools to map the brain’s neural response to psychedelic drugs, an approach that could lead to the development of fast-acting antidepressants.

With Okanagan Charter, Cornell to become health-promoting campus

On Oct. 26, Cornell administrators will sign the Okanagan Charter, a formal pledge to promote health and well-being across all facets of university life.

New serotonin findings could help treat depression, anxiety

The research from the Boyce Thompson Institute focuses on neurotransmitter serotonin, which carries messages between nerve cells and is thought to play a role in several mental health conditions.

Corrupt endothelial cells protect blood cancer cells from chemotherapy

Endothelial cells – the cells that line blood vessels – grown alongside leukemia cells become corrupted and rescue the cancer cells from many chemotherapy drugs, a study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found.