Mycologist, synthetic biologist win 2024 Schwartz research awards

Two faculty members – one studying killer fungi and the other using yeast to find safer painkillers – are winners of Schwartz grants, given annually to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the university.

Vaccine shows promise against CMV, a virus that causes birth defects

An experimental mRNA vaccine against human cytomegalovirus, a common virus that can infect babies during pregnancy, elicited some of the most promising immune responses to date of any vaccine candidate, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Apixaban no better than aspirin for preventing some strokes

A multicenter, phase 3 clinical trial has found that apixaban is no more effective than aspirin at preventing a second stroke in patients diagnosed with a milder, related condition called atrial cardiopathy, according to new research.

Nanofiber bandages fight infection, speed healing

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has identified an innovative way to harness the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the botanical compound lawsone to make nanofiber-coated cotton bandages that fight infection and help wounds heal more quickly.

NIH grant awarded for study of key membrane proteins

Alessio Accardi, professor of physiology and biophysics in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant for fundamental research on cell membrane proteins that have critical roles in biology and are involved in numerous human diseases.

New book charts a novel course for India’s social safety nets

new book authored by researchers at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) argues that India needs to rethink its social safety nets in order to address these issues and realize its full potential.

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NIH grant explores repetitive DNA sequences

Jeannine Gerhardt, an assistant professor of stem cell biology in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a five-year, $2.1 million grant for the study of repetitive DNA and RNA sequences and the mechanisms by which they cause cell dysfunction and diseases.

Pandemic linked to 14% increase in underweight children in India

Malnutrition of Indian children rose dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

ILR trio secures grant to study health care unions in the South

A new grant awarded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation will fund an interdisciplinary team featuring MIT and Tougaloo College scholars.

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