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More than 550 converge at Entrepreneurship Summit in NYC

The Eclectic Convergence Entrepreneurship Summit, held Nov. 8 in New York City, drew 550 attendees for TED-style talks from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, plus lots of networking.

Protein finding could inform new type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have discovered a function of the protein adipsin that could help inform new treatments for type 2 diabetes. 

Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Cornell group takes second place in student design competition

The Cornell student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects was recently awarded second place in the annual student design competition.

NIH grant will fund non-pharmacological pain research

A team of Cornell researchers and scientists focused on pain management has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Study links high-salt diet and cognitive impairment

A high-salt diet may impair cognitive function by causing a deficiency of nitric oxide, which is vital for maintaining vascular health in the brain, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Mapping cancer’s drug resistance could improve treatment

Powerful lab and computational techniques developed by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and two other centers will enable scientists to map tumors’ ability to develop resistance to drugs. 

Researchers describe gut health’s influence on brain health

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Weill Cornell Medicine policy chair elected to national academy

Dr. Rainu Kaushal, chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine