Dr. Bishoy Faltas Wins Prestigious Grant from the Department of Defense
July 21, 2017 Dr. Bishoy Faltas, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an oncologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has been awarded a Career Development Award from the Department of Defense to investigate the biology of a family of proteins thought to drive resistance to chemotherapy in the advanced stages of bladder cancer.
Weill Cornell Medicine Researchers Win Awards from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
July 21, 2017 Two Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have received 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Awards from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support their ongoing research projects. 
Steady Hand
July 19, 2017 Alexandra Lebenthal can’t recall a time growing up when her hands didn’t shake uncontrollably. Since age three, she has dealt with essential tremor, a neurological disorder that left her struggling with everyday activities like cutting food, pouring drinks and holding a pen.
Hemmings, Evans Made Research Deans
July 14, 2017 Dr. Hugh Hemmings, Jr. has been appointed senior associate dean for research and Dr. Todd Evans has been appointed associate dean for research at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Protein Prevents Excess Fluid from Entering Lung Tissue
July 14, 2017 A protein found in the cells lining blood vessels plays a central role in preventing fluid and inflammatory cells from leaking into lung tissue in a low-oxygen environment, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered.
Chromosome Rearrangements Drive Formation and Growth of Colorectal Cancer
July 11, 2017 Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Missing Link Identified Between Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s
July 10, 2017 By studying the effects of immune cells that surround blood vessels in the brain, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have discovered a new pathway involving these cells that may contribute to the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dissolvable Device Could Make Closing Surgical Incisions a Cinch
July 6, 2017 Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines.
Weighing the Facts
July 5, 2017 Dr. Sylvia Karasu and her husband both had fathers who were morbidly obese. The two men suffered serious medical consequences from their weight including adult-onset diabetes, chronic heart disease and hypertension.
Brain’s Connectivity Network May Provide Key Insights into Neurological Disorders
July 5, 2017 A deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity network of neurons and its relationship to the organ’s deep tissue could allow researchers to predict brain spatial patterns and recognize what processes relate to neurological disorders.

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