Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

Commercial astronauts shed light on flights’ health impacts

Changes that are longer-lasting and distinct between crew members reveal new targets for aerospace medicine and can guide new missions, according to the results of a massive international research endeavor.

Research explores biology of pregnancy-related mental health risk

By teasing out the biological mechanisms in pregnancy-related mental health disorders, investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine are laying the groundwork for new ways to detect and treat pregnant women and new mothers at risk.

Study finds home health aides struggle with mental health

Home health aides are vulnerable to stress, isolation and depressive symptoms, which impact their own health as well as their patients’ desire to age in place, according new research.

Precision laser surgery cuts focal epileptic seizure spread

An interdisciplinary Cornell research team has developed a new surgical technique that blocks the spread of focal epileptic seizures in the brain by making precise incisions with femtosecond laser pulses.

Astrocytes induce sex-specific effects on memory

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have uncovered the first evidence that astrocyte receptors can trigger opposite effects on cognitive function in male and female preclinical models.

Identifying the initial steps in colorectal cancer formation

Research led by Weill Cornell Medicine provides new evidence that most colorectal cancers begin with the loss of intestinal stem cells, even before cancer-causing genetic alterations appear.

Molecular sensor tracks energy use at the subcellular level

Researchers have developed and tested a high-resolution sensor for tracking the real-time dynamics of adenosine triphosphate levels in cells and within subcellular compartments.

Class of 2024 celebrated at Carnegie Hall Commencement

More than 300 expected graduates in received their degrees from Weill Cornell Medicine during the institution’s annual commencement ceremony May 16 at Carnegie Hall.