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Study reveals a cause of heart damage in COVID-19 patients

In the study, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and their colleagues also identified new potential treatments for COVID-19 patients and described a model for drug screening.

‘Feeney Way’ officially unveiled on donor’s 90th birthday

April 23, 2021 marks both the 90th birthday of Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56 and the official unveiling of Feeney Way on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, honoring the man who has been called the university’s “third founder.”

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Earth Day forum: Barrett maps food systems past mid-century

To feed the world in a healthy, sustainable way, nations need to reorient today’s agri-food systems for distant generations, said Chris Barrett at an Earth Day forum.

Weill Cornell Medicine addresses vaccine hesitancy, access

Diversity leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine have launched ambitious community vaccination and education efforts, with the goal of improving uptake and helping those who are reluctant to get the vaccine.

Center for Virtual Care expands digital health training

The center’s latest offering is a two-week online course, developed with eCornell, that provides strategies practitioners can use when caring for their patients remotely.

Radiation may contribute to personalized cancer vaccine

Radiation therapy appears to increase the expression of genes with mutations that induce an immune response to malignant cells, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine.

Cornell experts working to increase vaccine acceptance

Cornell experts, including Neil A. Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication and social behavior, have been part of several efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, particularly in underserved communities.

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$5M Mastercard grant funds diversity at Weill Cornell

Weill Cornell Medicine will launch a suite of innovative programs to foster and sustain a more diverse faculty through the support of the Mastercard Impact Fund.

Excess blood sugar promotes clogging of arteries: study

Excess sugar in the blood, the central feature of diabetes, can react with immune proteins to cause myriad changes in the immune system, including inflammatory changes that promote atherosclerosis, according to a new study.