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Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are the first in the New York City metropolitan area to successfully implant into the brain arteries a new stent specifically designed to treat high-risk stroke patients.

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An electrocardiogram is an effective tool for detecting risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with hypertension, according to a new study by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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New research is expanding what we know about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility in men. A team from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City demonstrated the effectiveness of microsurgical sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

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Vaccines that train the immune system to seek out and destroy malignant cells are at the cutting edge of cancer treatment. Now, joint research – conducted by researchers at Weill Medical Cornell and at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Branch in New York – has pinpointed two proteins that seem ideal targets for a vaccine against multiple myeloma.

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For the first time, scientists have shown how the activity of a gene associated with normal human development, as well as the occurrence of cancer and several other diseases, is repressed epigenetically – by modifying not the DNA code of a gene, but instead the spool-like histone proteins around which DNA tightly wraps itself in the nucleus of cells in the body.

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It doesn't take much imagination to see that preventing falls, brightening dark and depressing spaces, and generally making environments habitable can be among the most important elements for improving the health of the elderly.

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Antonio M. Gotto Jr., M.D., has been appointed Cornell's Provost for Medical Affairs and the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of the Medical College in New York City, President Hunter Rawlings announced today.

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Dr. Maria I. New, the Harold and Percy Uris Professor of Pediatric University Medical College, and pediatrician-in-chief at The New York Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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The Executive Committee of Cornell University's Board of Trustees will hold a brief open session when it meets in Manhattan at 11:30 a.m. April 18, at the Cornell Club of New York, 6 E. 44th St.