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Pain-sensing gut neurons protect against inflammation

Neurons that sense pain protect the gut from inflammation and associated tissue damage by regulating the microbial community living in the intestines, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Protein IDs, drug candidates, show promise for COVID science

A highly innovative method using the latest technology opens myriad new avenues for research, for understanding the biology behind COVID-19, and for identifying new treatments that target protein binding sites.

Stem cell-based genomic study yields insights on viral infection

A mitochondrial gene plays a crucial role in genetic susceptibility to Zika, Dengue and SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Lipid expansion microscopy uses the ‘power of click chemistry’

Lipids – fats – make great walls for cells and organelles because they are water resistant and dynamic. But those same characteristics also make them hard to image using expansion microscopy, a technique that works for magnifying other cell components.

Book: Partisanship led to disastrous response to COVID-19

The confusing response to COVID-19 in the U.S. resulted from decisions by President Donald Trump and his allies to politicize the pandemic by associating it with his own fate in office, according to a new book by a Cornell author.

Gene duo protects blood vessel health

Two genes working in concert sustain the integrity of healthy blood vessels, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators discovered in new research.

Symposium generates momentum for Engineering Innovations in Medicine

More than 70 faculty from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Engineering and Cornell Tech assembled Oct. 1 at the Statler Ballroom — and more joined remotely — to kick off the Cornell Engineering Innovations in Medicine initiative.

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Psychedelic drugs flatten the brain’s dynamic landscape

The psychedelic drugs LSD and psilocybin activate serotonin receptors on brain cells in a way that reduces the energy needed for the brain to switch between different activity states, according to a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.