Pain-sensing gut neurons protect against inflammation

Neurons that sense pain protect the gut from inflammation and associated tissue damage by regulating the microbial community living in the intestines, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Stem cell-based genomic study yields insights on viral infection

A mitochondrial gene plays a crucial role in genetic susceptibility to Zika, Dengue and SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Gene duo protects blood vessel health

Two genes working in concert sustain the integrity of healthy blood vessels, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators discovered in new research.

Psychedelic drugs flatten the brain’s dynamic landscape

The psychedelic drugs LSD and psilocybin activate serotonin receptors on brain cells in a way that reduces the energy needed for the brain to switch between different activity states, according to a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.

Fungal association with tumors may predict worse outcomes

The presence of some fungal species in tumors predicts – and may even help drive – worse cancer outcomes, according to a study from Weill Cornell Medicine and Duke University researchers.

Novel technique reveals surprising way to suppress tumor cells

By analyzing key enzymes in a new way, an international team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine has discovered how a well-known signaling molecule can either stimulate or suppress tumor growth depending on where it’s produced. 

New tool discovers cancer-driving genes

An advanced software tool for analyzing DNA sequences from tumor samples has uncovered likely new cancer-driving genes, in a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.

Cellular process linked to postpartum depression

A cellular process known as autophagy that helps rid cells of debris may be impaired in pregnant women who go on to develop postpartum depression, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Student receives Kheel Center research award

Yu An Chen '22 was recognized for her outstanding research on Chinese garment workers.

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