Cell division: Before commitment, a long engagement

Before a cell commits fully to the process of dividing itself into two new cells, it may ensure the appropriateness of its commitment by staying for many hours – sometimes more than a day – in a reversible intermediate state, according to new research.

Reminders boosted COVID vaccine uptake; free rides did not

A study involving more than 3.6 million people who’d already received COVID vaccinations found that offering free Lyft rides to a vaccination site was no more enticing than simply reminding people of the importance of getting boosted.

DoD grant to fund prostate cancer bone metastases research

Weill Cornell Medicine received a $1.5 million grant to develop new approaches for predicting the spread of cancer cells to the bone in men with prostate cancer, using tumor samples taken at early stages of the disease.

Model estimates groups most affected by intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is notoriously underreported and correctly diagnosed at hospitals only around a quarter of the time, but a new method provides a more realistic picture of which groups of women are most affected, even when their cases go unrecorded.

Scans show brain's estrogen activity changes during menopause

The transition to menopause is marked by a progressively higher density of estrogen receptors on brain cells, a measure that remains elevated in women up to their mid-60s, according to a new brain imaging study.

Virtual, mixed realities converge in new driving simulator

Portobello, a new driving simulator developed by researchers at Cornell Tech, blends virtual and mixed realities, enabling both drivers and passengers to see virtual objects overlaid in the real world.

Ultrasensitive liquid biopsy tech spots cancer earlier than standard methods

An artificial intelligence-powered method for detecting tumor DNA in blood has the potential to improve cancer care with the very early detection of recurrence and close monitoring of tumor response during therapy.

Study pushes understanding of how cells migrate

A new study helps explain how moving cells respond to environmental cues and set up internal structures that enable them to keep going in one direction during organ development, wound healing, cancer metastasis and many other processes 

Putting the brakes on chronic inflammation

Researchers have discovered a link between two key pathways that regulate the immune system in mammals – a finding that impacts understanding of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.