Four elected to National Academy of Sciences

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.

Protein contributes to drug tolerance in tuberculosis

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have identified a protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that contributes to drug tolerance, a phenomenon that allows bacteria to survive treatment with drugs that would normally kill them.

Weill Cornell instills social justice, health equity in medical education

The Anti-Racism Curriculum Committee at Weill Cornell Medicine is charged with reinvigorating the curriculum to ensure that medical students gain a firm understanding of how social, economic and policy factors influence health outcomes.

Pollack, Pape elected to arts and sciences academy

President Martha E. Pollack and Dr. Jean William Pape, M.D. ’75, professor in clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Mixed-reality driving simulator a low-cost alternative

Cornell Tech researchers have developed a mixed-reality driving simulator system that could lower the cost of testing vehicle systems and interfaces, such as the turn signal and dashboard.

E. coli bacteria exploits Crohn’s disease inflammation

A multi-year study of the role of E. coli gut bacteria in Crohn’s disease finds that intestinal inflammation liberates chemicals that nourish the bacteria’s growth and promotes their ability to cause inflammation.

Children’s stress declined with vaccine rollout

Adult vaccination rates and social determinants of health – the social and economic conditions in which families live and work – have played an important role in children’s mental health during the pandemic, according to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Some autism spectrum disorder symptoms linked to astrocytes

Abnormalities in a type of brain cell called astrocytes may play a pivotal role in causing some behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, according to a preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Preclinical study illuminates origin of epileptic seizures

New evidence from a zebrafish model of epilepsy may help resolve a debate into how seizures originate, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The findings may also be useful in the discovery and development of future epilepsy drugs.