New atlas of mRNA variants captures inner workings of brain

Investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have assembled the most comprehensive atlas to date of messenger RNA variants in the mouse and human brain, helping neuroscientists understand how the brain develops and functions.

Nasal spray can safely treat recurrent abnormal heart rhythms

A clinical trial led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators showed that a nasal spray that patients administer at home, without a physician, successfully and safely treated recurrent episodes of a condition that causes rapid abnormal heart rhythms.

Neuron model paves way for new Alzheimer’s therapies

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have developed an innovative human neuron model that robustly simulates the spread of tau protein aggregates in the brain – a process that drives cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

Researchers produce grafts that replicate the human ear

Using state-of-the-art tissue engineering techniques and a 3D printer, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Engineering have assembled a replica of an adult human ear that looks and feels natural. 

Panel explores rise of nationalism across the globe

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ’91, the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist in the College of Arts & Sciences, led a discussion with Cornell faculty March 26 New York City.

Around Cornell

Discovery suggests new strategy against follicular lymphoma

A team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine has identified important drivers of the transformation of follicular lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, from a slow-growing form to the aggressive form it takes in some patients. 

Researchers identify protein sensor that plays role in lung fibrosis

Researchers have discovered a protein called SEL1L that plays a critical role in clearing collagen from tissue, and which may be a therapeutic target to help prevent fibrosis, scar tissue that interferes with organ function. 

New study reveals preventable suicide risk profiles

Individuals with physical health concerns made up the largest and fastest growing of five subgroups of individuals who died by suicide in the United States over roughly 20 years, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and other institutions found.

Peer coaching helps socially marginalized people lower blood pressure

For younger Black patients living in rural parts of the southeastern United States, peer coaching is more effective than traditional clinical care in controlling high blood pressure, according to a new study led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine.