Cornell-EDF projects to study extreme urban heat, ag sustainability

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability launches two new research partnerships with EDF. 

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Newly discovered bone stem cell causes premature skull fusion

Craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of the top of the skull in infants, is caused by an abnormal excess of a previously unknown type of bone-forming stem cell, according to a preclinical study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Grant to study video game targeting teen pregnancy

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to study whether a bilingual video game can increase the use of contraception among Black and Hispanic adolescents.

Study reveals why cancer may spread to the spine

The bones that form the spine are derived from a distinct type of stem cell that secretes a protein favoring tumor metastases, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, a discovery that opens up a new line of research on spinal disorders.

‘Garbatrage’ spins e-waste into prototyping gold

Incorporating sustainability into their field, Cornell information science researchers Ilan Mandel and Wendy Ju introduce “garbatrage,” a framework for prototype builders centered around repurposing underused devices.

Life Sciences Technology Innovation Fellowship announces 2023-24 cohort

Cornell University’s Life Sciences Technology Innovation Fellowship, formerly known as the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative, enters its second year in 2023-24 with a new cohort of 15 business students and 12 researchers.

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Study finds how some ion channels form structures permitting drug delivery

A member of an important class of ion channel proteins can transiently rearrange itself into a larger structure with dramatically altered properties, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

In Amish-Chinese partnership, shiitake mushrooms are the main ingredient

With Cornell's help, an Amish farmer grows shiitake mushrooms and solves his financial woes, and an entrepreneur and a chef, both from China, use the mushrooms for a sauce that is now on the market. 

Severe COVID-19 can alter long-term immune response

Severe COVID-19 infection triggers changes that affect gene expression in immune system stem cells, causing alterations in the body’s immune response, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine and Jackson Laboratory investigators.