Losing key type of pancreatic cell may contribute to diabetes

Multiple types of beta cells produce insulin in the pancreas, helping to balance blood sugar levels. Losing a particularly productive type of beta cell may contribute to the development of diabetes, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Facing floods, nonwhite homeowners prepare, protect property

In flood-prone New York, non-white homeowners are more likely to take active measures – like protecting a furnace or installing a sump pump – to prepare for deluge, says Cornell research.

Obesity may exacerbate breast cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations

Obesity may spur DNA damage in the breast tissue of women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, possibly contributing to breast cancer development in this already high-risk group, according to new multi-institutional translational research led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. 

Sustainable Action lectures address flooding, environmental justice

Two lectures in April will explore sustainability research partnerships. Cornell Atkinson will host events on April 12 and April 25 to welcome EDF scientists and faculty partners to model successes and share challenges. 

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Fauci returns to Weill Cornell Medicine for documentary screening

The documentary, which will debut nationwide on PBS March 21, illustrates the full scope of his career set against the backdrop of his final years of service presiding over the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s pandemic mental health linked to family finances

Financial disruption as a result of pandemic containment policies in the United States adversely influenced children’s mental health, according to a new study co-led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University investigators. 

Enrollment now open for Summer Session 2023

Students from Cornell and other universities are invited to enroll now for Cornell’s Summer Session, which will feature on-campus, online and off-campus courses. Students can earn up to 15 credits taking regular Cornell courses.

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Study identifies human genes enabling SARS-CoV-2 infection

The activity of a gene called CIART is a key factor in the establishment of the viral infection that causes COVID-19, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York University Grossman School of Medicine.

3D-printed scaffold could improve breast reconstruction results

Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have developed a technique to help surgeons reconstruct more natural-looking nipples for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after mastectomy to treat breast cancer.