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Cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant

Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a type of “active hibernation” that enables them to weather the stress induced by aggressive treatments, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Neuroscience edges closer to high-res mammalian brain atlas

A team led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine has made a map identifying all the different RNA molecules that are derived from each gene in the brains of mice.

NIH grant launches study to track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Supported by a grant from the NIH, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Miami will study ways to use wastewater as an early warning and mapping system for genetic variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Atkinsons’ $30M gift to name multidisciplinary building

A $30 million commitment from David R. Atkinson ’60 and Patricia Atkinson will name a new multidisciplinary building on campus, intended to foster innovative and collaborative research in key university priority areas.

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High school programming prelim emphasizes learning

The third annual Cornell High School Programming Contest Warm Up, a virtual computer programming competition, was less a contest and more a chance for budding programmers to hone their skills.

$750K awarded for intercampus research

The Office of Academic Integration has awarded $750,000 in seed grants to 10 studies ranging from refugee health and legal rights, to a vaccine treating fentanyl addiction and overdose, to pancreatic cancer and antibiotic tolerance.

Women in tech program expanding to DC

Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities, led by Cornell Tech-based Break Through Tech and SecondMuse, in partnership with Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, has launched GET DC as its next city hub.

Weill Cornell adds graduate programs at Houston Methodist

In an expansion of its biomedical education curricula, Weill Cornell Medicine is launching an additional site for graduate programs at Houston Methodist for the 2021-22 academic year.

Antibiotic tolerance study paves way for new treatments

A new study identifies the mechanism for tolerance to penicillin and related antibiotics in bacteria, findings that could lead to new therapies that boost the effectiveness of these treatments.