Brain drain: Why do neurons guzzle fuel even at rest?

Pound for pound, the brain consumes vastly more energy than other organs. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have found that the process of packaging neurotransmitters may be responsible for this energy drain.

Targeting brain’s immune cells may block Alzheimer’s

A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease alters a signaling pathway in certain immune cells of individuals with the disease, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Estrin, health tech pioneer, wins von Neumann medal

Deborah Estrin, associate dean and the Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor at Cornell Tech, has been named the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) John von Neumann Medal. 

Q&A: COVID-19 and public health investment

For physician and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores not only the importance of public health, but also the powerful and pressing role of governments, academic medical centers and other organizations to work together on emerging health threats.

Immune cells may trigger inflammation in MS

A group of immune cells that normally protect against inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract may have the opposite effect in multiple sclerosis and other brain inflammation-related conditions, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.

Antibodies help keep harmful forms of gut fungi in check

Antibody protection against harmful forms of fungi in the gut may be disrupted in some patients with Crohn’s disease – a condition caused by chronic inflammation in the bowel – according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

First-Generation Student from Harlem Leads College Prep Course for Underprivileged High School Students

Senior Lassan Bagayoko was recently awarded $5,000 through Cornell’s Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant to provide an online college prep program for high school students in underprivileged communities.

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Surgical technique may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation

The simple technique was associated with a 56% reduction in irregular heart rhythm that can lead to stroke, with no added risks, according to a Weill Cornell Medicine study.

Hochul names Cornellians to NYS climate assessment project

Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.