Combination therapy promising against ‘cold’ breast cancer tumors

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have found that radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy can control tumors in preclinical models of triple-negative breast cancer, which is typically resistant to immunotherapy alone.

NIH Center grant bolsters male contraceptive research

Weill Cornell Medicine has received a three-year, nearly $6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to lead one of three national contraceptive research centers.

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.

Ben Maddox named chief information officer

Ben Maddox, the chief academic technology officer at New York University, has been named chief information officer for Cornell’s Ithaca campus and Cornell Tech.

‘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.

Rating platforms drive sales at tourist-area NYC eateries

Ratings on online platforms can greatly impact high-priced New York City restaurants that service tourists, but have less of an effect on restaurants frequented by “locals” outside of tourist areas, according to new Cornell research.

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.

Around Cornell