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Depression

How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Experiments

In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
tuberculosis

Decoding Tuberculosis: Using Analysis to Better Understand Disease, Develop New Treatments

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of the serious lung disease, tuberculosis, that is widespread throughout the world. About one-third of the human...
femoral fractures

Mechanisms Found to Explain Atypical Femoral Fractures

There is no disputing that the use of bisphosphonates – with brand names such as Fosamax, Boniva and Reclast – is proven to combat...
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Study: Many Kinds of Happiness Promote Better Health

A new study links the capacity to feel a variety of upbeat emotions to better health. The research suggests people who experience a range of...
lung tissue

Protein Prevents Excess Fluid from Entering Lung Tissue

A protein found in the cells lining blood vessels plays a central role in preventing fluid and inflammatory cells from leaking into lung tissue...
colorectal cancer

‘Fusion Genes’ Drive Formation and Growth of Colorectal Cancer

Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine...
Alzheimer’s disease

Missing Link Identified Between Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s

By studying the effects of immune cells that surround blood vessels in the brain, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have discovered a new pathway involving...
Neurological Disorders

Brain’s Network May Provide Insights into Neurological Disorders

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...
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New Device Could Make Closing Surgical Incisions a Cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the...
autoimmune diseases

Enzyme Key to Triggering Anti-cancer Immune Response

An enzyme implicated in autoimmune diseases and viral infections also regulates radiation therapy’s ability to trigger an immune response against cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine...
colon cancer

Human Tissue Model Developed to Test Colon Cancer Drugs

The first-ever “disease in a Petri dish” platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine...
anxiety

Molecular Mechanism Underlies Anxiety, Autism

A calcium-dependent molecular mechanism discovered in the brain cells of mice by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators may underlie the impaired social interactions and anxiety...
blood disorders

Weill Cornell Team Creates Breakthrough on Blood Disorders

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells...
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Researchers ID Drug That Blocks Some Blood Cancers

A compound identified by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists inhibits the growth of a rare blood cancer found in people with HIV-AIDS. Their research, published...
stem cells

‘Bookmarks’ on Stem Cell Genes Preserve Cell Identity

Stem cells preserve their identities after cell division by using a series of protein “bookmarks” on their genes, according to new research published by...
Colorectal Cancer

New Method More Accurately Models Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have long struggled to develop preclinical models of colorectal cancer in which the disease forms in the correct anatomical location. Now Weill Cornell...
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Immune Cells Play Crucial Role in Brain Cancer Development

Brain tumors recruit immune cells derived from bone marrow to transform what began as benign masses into deadly malignancies, according to two studies from...
Breast Cancer

Women with Healthy BMI May Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

Women with a healthy body mass index (BMI) may be at risk of developing breast cancer because of enlarged fat cells in their breast...
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Brain Stents Improve Head Pressure and Vision Loss

Liz Verostek was 29 years old when she began experiencing severe headaches that increased in intensity and frequency over time. She tried everything –...
anesthesia

Study Debunks Old Concept of How Anesthesia Works

Anesthesia induces unconsciousness by changing the function of proteins that reside on the surface of a thin membrane that forms a barrier around all...