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UNDISCLOSED, GERMANY - AUGUST 12: A 4-day-old newborn baby, who has been placed among empty baby ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
March 20, 2024
The bacteria that colonize a newborn child’s gut play a critical role in building a robust immune system, especially for preventing food allergies. A new study revealed that a specific type of good bacteria colonizes the intestines of newborn infants and produces the neurotransmitter serotonin (commonly known as the happy hormone). Those serotonin neurotransmitters teach gut immune cells that common food items like peanuts are harmless and also, how to peacefully co-exist with beneficial gut...
Dr. Jennie Ono. Credit: Weill Cornell Medicine Art & Photography
February 16, 2024
Dr. Jennie G. Ono, a leading pediatrician who focuses on inpatient care, newborn medicine and pediatric asthma, has been appointed chief of pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Ono also serves as an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine.
8th Drukier Lecture and Prize
February 15, 2024
Dr. Sumit Gupta, a physician-scientist whose research focuses on vulnerable subpopulations of children with cancer, has been awarded the eighth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.
Sean C
January 9, 2024
Dr. Sean Cullen, of New York, was 9-years-old when his 9-month-old brother Kevin died due to respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common respiratory virus.
Lyden Paget Ewing
December 12, 2023
The Paget-Ewing Award is named after Sir Stephen Paget and Dr. James Ewing, pioneers in metastasis research in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who proposed the two major theories to explain the organ selectivity of metastasis. The Paget-Ewing Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Metastasis Research Society and honors a person’s scientific excellence and substantial contributions to the understanding and/or control of cancer metastasis. Service to the MRS, or to the field in general...
2023 Jurg Tschopp
October 31, 2023
Each year the Jürg Tschopp Memorial Symposium will be a highlight of the Cytokines Annual Meeting in memory of Professor Jürg Tschopp whose discoveries in the area of inflammasomes and cell death advanced fundamental understanding of innate and adaptive immunity bringing new therapies to patients suffering from debilitating inflammatory diseases. Virginia Pascual’s Lecture, “Cytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus pathogenesis”, is representative of Dr. Tschopp’s ability to take fundamental...
October 23, 2023
A recent study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggests that severe cases of COVID-19 can lead to persistent changes in the innate immune system. These changes may explain why the virus can affect multiple organs and cause prolonged inflammation in some individuals. The research, published in the journal Cell, focuses on changes in blood-forming stem cells in individuals recovering from COVID-19 that increase the production of inflammatory cytokines.
October 23, 2023
HOMEHEALTH NEWS The Invisible Scars of COVID-19 – Severe Infection Could Cause Long-Term Innate Immune System Changes TOPICS:COVID-19Immune SystemInflammationNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious DiseasesWeill Cornell Medicine By NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES OCTOBER 22, 2023 COVID Immunity Severe COVID-19 can lead to lasting changes in the innate immune system, potentially explaining why it can affect numerous organs and cause prolonged inflammation in...
August 3, 2023
Cancers account for nine million of the 18 million deaths each year worldwide. Liver cancer is the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer and the 4th most common cause of cancer death — over 800,000 deaths annually (lung, breast and bowel cancers being the top three). Viral infection causes about 80% of liver cancers which is why they are more prominent in undeveloped countries. Even so, about 19 people in the UK die every day from liver cancer, the corresponding USA figure being 85, and a gloomy...
Lyden Nature
May 24, 2023
Cancers often release molecules into the bloodstream that pathologically alter the liver, shifting it to an inflammatory state, causing fat buildup and impairing its normal detoxifying functions, according to a study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. This discovery illuminates one of cancer’s more insidious survival mechanisms and suggests the possibility of new tests and drugs for detecting and reversing this process.

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