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youth mental health crisis

Mental health crises among children and adolescents requiring emergency department care skyrocketed during the pandemic and have stayed elevated despite a return to normalcy, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Oct. 20, compared rates of...

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headshot of a male physician wearing a lab coat

Dr. Iosif Gulkarov, a leading adult cardiac surgeon, has been appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Gulkarov was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery.

In his new role, Dr. Gulkarov will continue to grow the cardiothoracic surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens through increased interdepartmental...

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immunofluorescent image of differentiated pancreatic beta cells

In experiments of unprecedented scale, investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and the National Institutes of Health have revealed new aspects of the complex genetics behind Type 2 diabetes. Through these discoveries, and by providing a template for future studies, this research furthers efforts to better understand, and ultimately, treat this common metabolic disease.

Previous studies have generally examined the influence of individual genes. In...

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Video of New Student Residence at Weill Cornell Medicine

NEW YORK (Oct. 17, 2023)—Weill Cornell Medicine is constructing a modern new student residence that, when it opens in 2025, will expand the scope of the institution’s Upper East Side campus and nearly double the existing student residential living space.

The new $260 million, 16-story, 173,000-square-foot...

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Dr. Robert Harrington

An American Heart Association (AHA) Presidential Advisory, co-authored by a committee including the dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, outlines an ambitious plan to increase rigorous research on initiatives aimed at providing food as medicine for chronic conditions.

 Food is Medicine (FIM) is an increasingly popular approach to help treat or prevent chronic conditions by assisting patients to access healthier food...

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Weill Cornell Medical College

Video of Weill Cornell Medicine Celebrates 125 Years: A Look Back

Weill Cornell Medicine has been at the forefront of medical education since its inception, with a steadfast commitment to providing the best training for generations of physicians.

Founded in 1898, the institution—known at the time as Cornell University Medical College—sought to provide students with the opportunity to be more...

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Composite image of two physicians. The headshot of a woman physician wearing a lab coat on the left, and a photo of a male physician wearing a suit on the right.

Dr. Lisa Newman, chief of the section of breast surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok, the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell...

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Dr. Bishoy Faltas

A Weill Cornell Medicine researcher has received a $610,000 grant from the Department of Defense to investigate the mechanisms causing DNA instability that potentially drives metastasis in bladder cancer. The research also aims to identify methods to intercept this spread. The Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Idea Award funds innovative, high-risk, high-reward basic cancer research. One of the goals of the PRCRP program is to decrease the burden of cancer on service members and...

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illustration of DNA

Dr. Chenxu Zhu, an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and a core faculty member of the New York Genome Center, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award to fund an ambitious project to develop single-cell sequencing tools, known collectively as “multi-omics,” that...

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Samie Jaffrey

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have illuminated one of the important ways that cells respond to stress. The findings could also be relevant to Alzheimer’s, ALS and other diseases in which this mechanism may be abnormally active.

When stressed by heat, toxins or other potentially damaging factors, cells gather many of their messenger RNAs (mRNAs), molecules that carry the instructions for making proteins, into droplet-like compartments called stress granules. These granules...

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nanofibers targeting lung metastases

Dr. Vanessa Bellat, an assistant professor of chemistry in radiology and an affiliate of the Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute (MI3) at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a $2 million, four-year R37 MERIT grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of...

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dendritic cells and T cells

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered that radiation therapy combined with two types of immunotherapy—one that boosts T cells, and another that boosts dendritic cells—can control tumors in preclinical models of triple negative breast cancer, a cancer type that’s typically resistant to immunotherapy alone. Immunotherapy activates the body’s own immune system to fight cancer but isn’t effective for difficult-...

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image of man and woman holding hands in the sunlight

Weill Cornell Medicine has received a three-year, nearly $6 million grant to lead one of three national contraceptive research centers. The grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, will fund the Weill Cornell Medicine Contraception Development Research Center. Led by Drs. Jochen Buck and...

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Generative AI illustration of a skull

Craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of the top of the skull in infants, is caused by an abnormal excess of a previously unknown type of bone-forming stem cell, according to a preclinical study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Craniosynostosis arises from one of several possible gene mutations, and occurs in about one in 2,500 babies. By constricting brain growth, it can lead to abnormal brain development if not corrected surgically. In complex cases, multiple surgeries...

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avatars at a party

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of Population Affairs under the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program to conduct a randomized trial testing whether a bilingual video game called “No Baby No (No Bebé No)” can increase the use of contraception among sexually active Black and Hispanic adolescents.

“Nine out of ten teens play video games. No Baby No empowers Black and...

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green and red labeled cells in immunofluorescent image

The vertebral bones that form the spine are derived from a distinct type of stem cell that secretes a protein favoring tumor metastases, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The discovery opens up a new line of research on spinal disorders, helps explain why solid tumors so often spread to the spine, and could lead to new orthopedic and cancer treatments.

In the study, published Sept. 13 in...

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Colorful awareness ribbon with group of people with rare diseases, using the colors associated with Rare Disease Da

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center have together been named a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). The designation adds the academic medical center to NORD’s collaborative network of 40 participating institutions that research and treat rare diseases.

“We are incredibly proud of...

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An African American woman holding her baby.

As part of a National Institutes of Health initiative to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcomes nationwide, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian will play a pivotal role as collaborators with Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) as one of 10 nationwide IMPROVE (Implementing a Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone)...

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diagram showing how BK-channel blockers access the side of the channel

Ion channels are attractive drug targets due to their importance in health and disease, but finding ways to target a specific ion channel selectively is a major challenge. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and RMIT University in Australia have discovered that ion channels called BK channels have unique openings in their sides, which drug molecules may be able to access. The...

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top panels show tetrameric and pentameric forms of ion channel using atomic force microscopy. Lower panel shows cryo-em of the same structures

A member of an important class of ion channel proteins can transiently rearrange itself into a larger structure with dramatically altered properties, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The discovery is a significant advance in cell biology, likely solves a long-standing mystery about an unusual feature of some ion channels and has implications for the development of drugs targeting these proteins and for drug delivery.

Ion channels are ubiquitous in the...

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