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Using an innovative method for measuring doctor turnover, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers determined that between 2010 and 2018, the annual rate at which physicians left their practices increased by 43 percent, from 5.3 percent to 7.6 percent a year.  The causes of this trend are not known, but warrant further investigation, according to the researchers.

The study, published July 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, also found that...

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Breastfeeding and pumping are widely recognized as beneficial for both mother and child. However, due to ability of both to burn calories, some women may excessively breastfeed and pump as a method of weight control, according to a new paper by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. Women with a history of an eating disorder or a current eating disorder are likely at particular risk, the investigators note. They posit that breastfeeding and pumping in this way...

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State laws allowing medical cannabis use did not reduce prescriptions for opioids or other therapies for chronic, non-cancer pain, according to a policy analysis by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Dr. Beth McGinty, chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics at Weill Cornell Medicine, used a study design that emulates a clinical trial to analyze the effects of medical cannabis laws on...

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An atlas that catalogues gene activity and the levels of small molecules called metabolites in tumor samples offers a new way of identifying the deep mechanisms of cancer, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The researchers, who published their work June 19 in Nature Metabolism, created the Cancer Atlas of Metabolic Profiles (CAMP) by combining new and existing...

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Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University have been awarded a $9.8 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to help combat cancer disparities fueled by persistent poverty.

The competitive award will engage faculty members from Weill Cornell Medicine,...

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A model for optimizing the dispensing of vaccines during pandemics that uses a new measure of success for such efforts has been developed by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, the Ithaca campus of Cornell University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and San Jose State University in California. The new model expands the concept of vaccine coverage to include 'vaccinated person-days' (VPDs), which prioritizes both the number of people vaccinated and the speed of getting shots...

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Today, Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian’s radiology consultation service is a much-used resource among Weill Cornell Medicine physicians. But little more than a decade ago, this program—in which imaging experts provide real-time imaging ordering assistance and oncology-related consultations—was just a back-of-the-envelope idea that Dr. Keith Hentel (M.D. ’98...

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DNA can mimic protein functions by folding into elaborate, three-dimensional structures, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

In the study, published June 21 in Nature, the researchers used high-resolution imaging techniques to reveal the novel and complex structure of a DNA molecule they created that...

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Standing on the stage at Uris Auditorium on June 1, Dr. Joe Zhou, an associate professor in regenerative medicine in medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, made the case for the necessity of developing new approaches to treat diabetes, a disease he called “a true epidemic of the modern world.”

More than 400 million...

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Dr. Iliyan D. Iliev, an associate professor of immunology in medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, co-director of the Microbiome Core and a member of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Weill Cornell Medicine, is the lead investigator on a grant to Weill Cornell Medicine from The Leona M. and Harry B....

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A key developmental step in the lifecycle of the most virulent species of malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, depends in part on a series of molecular signals that are detailed in a new study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings may help scientists develop new ways to prevent malaria from spreading.

The parasites can spread from infected humans back to mosquitoes, completing their transmission cycle, only after they change from the asexual form that is...

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NEW YORK (June 14, 2023)— Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft, an esteemed physician-scientist who focuses on clinical research and cardiovascular imaging, has been appointed chief of the Greenberg Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1.

The Greenberg Division of Cardiology, housed within the Weill Department of Medicine, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with disorders of the heart and...

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Hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, a large federal safety-net program, are financially incentivized to prescribe original biologic drugs to prevent and treat diseases in lieu of cheaper generic-like alternatives called biosimilar medications, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine and University of Miami investigators.

Biologic drugs, which are produced in living cells, are more costly to produce than other types of...

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Recent uncertainties regarding the legal status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program underscore the urgency for policymakers to reassess long-standing restrictions on government-sponsored healthcare subsidies for all immigrants, according to a new analysis by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Law School, and Harvard Medical School.

The paper, published April 17 in The Lancet...

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Dr. Robert A. Harrington, a cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, has been named the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University.

The appointment was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows. Dr. Harrington — also a member...

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Tumor cell-derived EVPs induced accumulation of lipid droplets in the mouse liver. Green, lipid droplet. Blue, DAPI. Credit: Gang Wang, Jianlong Li, David Lyden.

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.

In the...

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Stem cells from the human stomach can be converted into cells that secrete insulin in response to rising blood sugar levels, offering a promising approach to treating diabetes, according to a preclinical study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

In the study, which appeared April 27 in Nature Cell Biology, the researchers showed that they could take stem cells obtained from human stomach tissue and reprogram them...

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Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to study the effects cannabis, including marijuana and compounds derived from it, may have on the brains of those living with HIV. 

“We know that the virus may cause changes within the brain, but it’s not clear yet how the use of cannabis might interact with the infection,” said principal...

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Weill Cornell Medicine’s Class of 2023 gathered in Carnegie Hall for their commencement ceremony May 18.

Video of Congratulations to the Class of 2023 | Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Christopher Bourne’s journey to Weill Cornell Medicine’s 2023 Commencement was defined by two of his passions: science and social activism – both informed profoundly by the events of 2020.

Dr. Bourne graduated May 18 with a doctorate in immunology from...

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Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the 2023 Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.

The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences has been recognizing alumni with this award since 1997 in honor of their outstanding contributions to biomedical research in education, focusing on science and scholarship, leadership, mentoring...

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