Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 carved portrait to adorn NYS Capitol

For the first time in 125 years, the face of a celebrated New Yorker – Ruth Bader Ginsburg – will be permanently commemorated at the New York State Capitol’s Great Western Staircase.

Students explore law in NYC during summer course with internship

Prelaw in New York City features a four-credit course, "Introduction to the American Legal System," taught using the Socratic method used at most U.S. law schools and some selective internships. 

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Bacterial toxin may trigger multiple sclerosis onset and relapse

A specific toxin-producing gut bacteria may be responsible for both triggering the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) and ongoing disease activity, according to a new study led by a team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Grant to fund study of prostate cancer evolution

Ekta Khurana, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to investigate how prostate cancer cells evolve to become resistant to hormone-blocking therapy.

Losing key type of pancreatic cell may contribute to diabetes

Multiple types of beta cells produce insulin in the pancreas, helping to balance blood sugar levels. Losing a particularly productive type of beta cell may contribute to the development of diabetes, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Facing floods, nonwhite homeowners prepare, protect property

In flood-prone New York, non-white homeowners are more likely to take active measures – like protecting a furnace or installing a sump pump – to prepare for deluge, says Cornell research.

Obesity may exacerbate breast cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations

Obesity may spur DNA damage in the breast tissue of women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, possibly contributing to breast cancer development in this already high-risk group, according to new multi-institutional translational research led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. 

Sustainable Action lectures address flooding, environmental justice

Two lectures in April will explore sustainability research partnerships. Cornell Atkinson will host events on April 12 and April 25 to welcome EDF scientists and faculty partners to model successes and share challenges. 

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Fauci returns to Weill Cornell Medicine for documentary screening

The documentary, which will debut nationwide on PBS March 21, illustrates the full scope of his career set against the backdrop of his final years of service presiding over the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.