Class of 2024 celebrated at Carnegie Hall Commencement

More than 300 expected graduates in received their degrees from Weill Cornell Medicine during the institution’s annual commencement ceremony May 16 at Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Myles Wolf Appointed Chair of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Myles Wolf will lead the institutions’ largest clinical and academic department, overseeing 16 divisions and nearly 2,250 physicians and scientists.

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GoT-ChA: New tool reveals how gene mutations affect cells

Researchers have developed an advanced method for revealing how gene mutations disrupt the normal packaging of DNA, which can lead to malignancy.

Joan Klein Jacobs ’54, transformational philanthropist, dies at 91

Joan Klein Jacobs ’54, a global philanthropist who believed strongly in the power of education and the arts to transform lives, died May 6 in San Diego. She was 91.  

AI-generated empathy has its limits

Researchers from Cornell Tech, Cornell and Stanford University found that, despite their ability to display empathy, conversational agents such as Siri do poorly compared to humans when interpreting and exploring a user’s experience.

Big Red Ventures shares portfolio updates at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell University’s early-stage venture capital fund run by MBAs and other graduate students, presented its portfolio and announced a new investment during the Annual Meeting on April 18 at Cornell Tech. 

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Common type of fiber may trigger bowel inflammation

Inulin, a type of fiber found in certain plant-based foods and fiber supplements, causes inflammation in the gut and exacerbates inflammatory bowel disease in a preclinical model, according to a new study.

Four Cornell professors elected to national academy

Mario Herrero, Timothy Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30 at the close of its 161st annual meeting.

Prevalent heart conditions may differ in low, high-income nations

Early onset heart failure is alarmingly common in urban Haiti – over 15-fold higher than previously estimated – according to a study conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers in partnership with the Haitian medical organization GHESKIO.