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CT-scan of brain of a stroke patient

COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of stroke than patients with influenza, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. But stroke risk with...

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Red blood cells in vein 3D illustration

Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, a professor of medicine in the ...

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An induced, pluripotent-generated, 8-week-old human cerebral organoid

A new technique that involves growing brain tumors in a miniature laboratory model of the human brain recreated the complex genetics of the...

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With COVID-19 limiting resources and presenting logistical challenges for elective treatments, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian clinicians offer guidance on treating cancer in four recently published papers.

Framework Suggests How to Safely Provide Care to Patients with Cancer of the Nervous System

An article published April 9...

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The hormonal shifts that occur with menopause can increase the risk of brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Brain imaging research indicates that Alzheimer’s disease starts with changes in the brain years, if not decades, before people develop clinical symptoms. In the United States, about 67 percent of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Scientists wanted to determine whether women’s brains...

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When COVID-19 first appeared in NYC hospitals, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians and scientists documented early observations of clinical and pathological characteristics in two publications.

Letter-to-the-Editor Describes Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in New York City

Much of what was initially known about patients hospitalized with COVID-19 came from case studies in China. In a ...

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To make demonstrations to eradicate racism as safe as possible, we offer you the following advice to minimize the risk for spreading the coronavirus while you exert your right to free speech.

1. Keep as much Physical Distance as possible.

2. Keep 6 feet apart when you bend the knee, lie down or sit.

3. Wear a mask at all times

4. Avoid touching others. Give air hugs.

5. Carry hand sanitizer. Perform hand hygiene if you touch anyone. If you do not have hand...

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Dr. Kevin Holcomb

Dr. Kevin Holcomb, a prominent gynecologic oncologist with a longstanding commitment to...

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Elderly man in nursing home while in quarantine.

Epidemiological models of COVID-19 that are used to guide policies on social distancing measures should take into account the special dynamics of the coronavirus’s spread in nursing homes and other...

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Vector illustration of coronavirus

Critical care physicians, infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have published ...

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Dr. Jim Hu, the Ronald P. Lynch Professor of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded more than $7 million in funding...

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An intensive, one-year, lifestyle-modification treatment for type 2 diabetes patients, featuring a low-calorie diet and physical exercise, resulted in a large average weight loss, and remission of diabetes for most patients, in a clinical trial led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.

In the study, whose results appear in the June issue of...

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Young girl in bed having temperature checked with thermometer.

As the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside in parts of the United States, doctors around the country and especially in hard-hit New York City are reporting cases of an apparently related inflammatory syndrome. Initially termed “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome” and subsequently renamed “multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children” (MIS-C) by the CDC, the new disorder already has affected ...

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Joanna Gao on bridge

The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors as they prepare to start the next phase of their medical training, and the level and scope of their patient care responsibilities increases...

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Testing lab

In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic gained a visible foothold in New York City and...

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EEG wave in human brain.

Neurologists traditionally have expected that patients who remain in coma after cardiac arrest have almost no chance of making a meaningful recovery if they fail to emerge from coma within a week. But a new study from...

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Dr. Monika Safford standing by table

Dr. Monika Safford, chief of the ...

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scientists with test tube.

As doctors face the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 with a very limited arsenal of treatments, physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have rapidly mobilized to test candidate drugs in clinical trials. These carefully designed studies are critical to determining whether a drug is truly effective and that positive outcomes are not a result of chance.

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Multiexposure background of COVID-19 infected blood sample and background of blood cells and pulse signal. Credit: Shutterstock
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Although COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, people of color have been hit especially hard by the virus — what has been called a “pandemic within the pandemic.” African Americans and Hispanics in particular represent a disproportionate percentage of the deaths in many cities and...

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