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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.
A patient at the doctor's office getting a vaccine shot. Credit: Shutterstock
April 7, 2023
A team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Scripps Research and the University of Chicago has identified an antibody that appears to block infection by all dominant variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, including omicron, the most recent. Their discovery could lead to more potent vaccines and new antibody-based treatments.
Starr Cancer Consortium
February 10, 2023
Five teams led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have been awarded funding from the Starr Cancer Consortium in its 16th annual grant competition. The grants will fund research on the molecular origins and evolution of blood, bladder, breast, and colon cancers.
Drs. David Lyden and Harel Weinstein
February 2, 2023
Two Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members, Dr. David Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, and Dr. Harel Weinstein, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and past chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Drs. Gregory Sonnenberg and Melody Zeng
January 27, 2023
Two Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members, Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg and Dr. Melody Zeng, are recipients of prestigious awards from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) for their accomplishments in the field of immunology.
Eighth Drukier Lecture and Prize
November 4, 2022
NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2022) — Dr. Pranita Tamma, a physician-scientist whose research focuses on identifying mechanisms of drug resistance and optimizing the use of antibiotics to treat infections in children, has been awarded the seventh annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.
VP Headshot
October 24, 2022
A multi-institutional team of scientists, led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health, have received a five-year $8.297 grant to continue funding a Center for Lupus Research. The grant, awarded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, will allow researchers to explore the underlying mechanisms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in children with the goal of...
Dr Josefowicz
August 16, 2022
Dr. Steven Josefowicz, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has won a 2022 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Circadian Clocks
August 16, 2022
Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Zeng IgG Antibodies
June 10, 2022
Researchers have known for some time that maternal breast milk provides critical nutrients for newborns, and antibodies from mothers vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacterium or virus can be transferred via breast milk to babies. Now a new preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators shows that one specific set of antibodies that is induced naturally by gut beneficial bacteria can be transferred from mothers to infants through breast milk and help infants defend...

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