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Studies offer tips on lessening spaceflight-related risk

Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19 and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways, according to new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine, space agencies and other investigators.

Spatial maps give new view of gut microbiome

Cornell researchers developed an imaging tool to create intricate spatial maps of the locations and identities of hundreds of different microbial species, such as those that make up the gut microbiome.

Hypersensitive cell sleuth may hold key to functional HIV cure

Scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine developed a new technology for studying viruses directly in their host cells, opening the door to finding a functional cure for HIV – and a possible tool in the fight against COVID-19.

Sontag Foundation grants $1.2M for brain cancer research

Marcos Simoes-Costa in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Dan A. Landau with Weill Cornell Medicine have both been awarded $600,000 from the Sontag Foundation to advance their research into brain cancer.

Black in Immunology Week: Discovery needs diversity

Black in Immuno, a grassroots movement started by early-career Black scientists in 2020, is mobilizing scientific communities to support and promote Black immunologists. Their efforts are in full swing for Black in Immunology Week, Nov. 22-28.

Leadership Sessions: COVID-19 cluster prompts swift response

In the sixth Cornell Leadership Sessions video, President Martha E. Pollack and Dr. Gary Koretzky, vice provost for academic integration, discuss the recent cluster of cases on the Ithaca campus, the need for continued vigilance and plans for a hybrid spring semester.

Susan Daniel wields biomolecular weapons to fight COVID-19

Years before COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic, biomolecular engineer Susan Daniel was already looking for ways to defeat it. Now she’s expanding her coronavirus studies, blending engineering with virology and data science.

Weill Cornell entrepreneurship symposium touts innovation

The fourth annual Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Academic Drug Development drew 125 attendees and served as an urgent reminder of the importance of biomedical innovation.

Study: Entitled people less likely to follow COVID guidelines

Entitled individuals were less likely to report that they were following COVID-19 health guidelines, according to a new paper co-authored by Emily Zitek, associate professor in the ILR School.