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Where tumor cells boldly go: Weill Cornell cancer biologists shed light on the metastatic niche

NEW YORK (May 1, 2009) -- Traditionally, cancer biologists have embraced a simple and direct model of the disease process: The tumor -- the "seed" -- was seen as bearing total responsibility for the spread of cancer to distant tissues -- the "soil" in which the seed embedded itself, grew, and repr...

White House awards Weill Cornell's Bruce McCandliss highest honor for early career scientists

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2007) -- Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a psychologist at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology and associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, has received a commendation by the President of the United States in the form of a Preside...

NIH selects Weill Cornell Medical College to lead new NYC translational research collaboration

NEW YORK (Sept. 18, 2007) -- Weill Cornell Medical College has been selected by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to establish and lead a new Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), creating an ambitious and innovative network ...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...r patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or combined dyslipidemia," said Antonio M. Gotto Jr., M.D., D.Phil, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York. "LIVALO has very positive attributes that will help continue to fill current unmet needs in the stati...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

...ncinnati College of Medicine Francesco Rubino*, MD, Chief of Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery and Director of the Diabetes Surgery Center at weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital Lee M. Kaplan*, MD, Ph.D., Director, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

...ventional Surgery (SNIS) 6th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL by lead author Pierre Gobin, Professor of Radiology in Neurosurgery and Neurology at the weill Cornell Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. "This is an exciting development in the neurointerventional communit...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

... new cost-effectiveness study led by scientists at weill Cornell Medical College has determined that so-cal...ealth Policy in the Department of Public Health at weill Cornell Medical College. "Our study points to sign...ealth Policy in the Department of Public Health at weill Cornell Medical College. "This study is an impo...

Hospital for Special Surgery Remains Top Hospital in Northeast in U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Hospitals' List for Orthopedics

...Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic a... care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research d...

Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease

...ork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Medicine in Surgery at weill Cornell Medical College. Results from the study revealed that the TGF-B1 protein was significantly higher in 186 black study participants compared ...

Promising hematologists begin year-long program to pursue careers in clinical research

...Kohrt, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA Kami J. Maddocks, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Peter Martin, MD, MS, weill Cornell Medical College/Faculty of Medicine, New York, NY Paul C. Moorehead, MD, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Mat...
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Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Over $2 Million for Validation of 10 Parkinson's Therapeutic Targets

...olecular source of reactive oxygen species in the nigrostriatal pathway, as a target for Parkinson ' s disease therapy Yoon-Seong Kim, MD, PhD, weill Medical College of Cornell University Upregulation of MsrA: A neuroprotective strategy for the t reatment of Parkinson's disease D...

Proteolix Presents Positive Clinical Data for Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...te" (Abstract #8537). Ruben Niesvizky, M.D., Associate Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at weill Cornell Medical College presented preliminary data from an ongoing Phase 1b dose-escalating trial of carfilzomib in combination with lenalidomide and ...

Harvard Study Shows Folic Acid, B Vitamins in Animi-3(R) May Prevent Vision Loss

...on and cardiovascular disease," said nutritional expert Dr. Barbara Levine, weill Cornell Medical College. "I recommend patients with nutritional deficiencie...m and on www.dhaandbvitamins.org , a resource developed by specialists at weill Cornell Medical College and other leading medical centers. Animi-3 is ...

Celator(R) Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Study with CPX-351

... Liposome Injection in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The first patient was enrolled by Eric Feldman, MD at the weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Feldman was an investigator involved in the Phase 1 study with CPX-351...

Baxter Initiates Phase III Trial for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

... and behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and associate professor of clinical neurology at weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Relkin is also the lead investigator for the Phase I and II studies with GAMMAGARD LIQUID for the same i...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

...of educating to do," said Anne Moscona, M.D., professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology, and vice chair of pediatrics for research at weill Medical College of Cornell University. "As a community, we need to do a better job spreading the word about how important a yearly flu vaccine can be ...

Scientists Reveal Roadmap to Brain Health That Can Be Passed Down to Future Generations: Exercise, Omega-3, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12

...D., Ph.D., director of the first NIH-funded Nutrition Information Center at weill Cornell Medical College, believes the analysis provides a roadmap to suppor...w.dhaandbvitamins.org, an educational Web site developed by specialists at weill Cornell Medical College and other major academic medical centers. She has b...

The ED Conversation Dilemma: Forty Percent of Men with ED Don't Talk to Their Doctor, Survey Finds

...partner, their doctor or their friends," said Michael A. Perelman, Ph.D., co-director of the Human Sexuality Program at the Payne Whitney Clinic at NY weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. "As a psychologist and sexual medicine specialist, I would encourage any man who thinks he might have ED to t...

Watson Announces Positive Data for Its New Investigational Products for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Overactive Bladder

...vestigational Oxybutynin Topical Gel in Comparison with Oxybutynin Transdermal System) was presented by David R. Staskin, M.D., Department of Urology, weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, on Tuesday, May 20 at 2:30 pm. "I would expect that based on the comparative serum levels of oxybutynin a...

Eribulin Mesylate Demonstrated Anti-Tumor Activity in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer

... options for women with advanced breast cancer who have previously received multiple lines of therapy," said lead investigator Linda T. Vahdat, MD, of weill Cornell Medical College in New York. "The subjects in this trial had received a median of four prior chemotherapy regimens that included an anthracycl...
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...certifies physicians who complete an accredited program of anesthesiology training in the United States and voluntarily apply for certification. weill Cornell's Department of Anesthesiology is comprised of over 50 highly ... Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. Click HERE for the July 2009 ...
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Genetic secrets of date palm unlocked by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR (May 1, 2009) -- Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have mapped a draft version of the date palm genome, unlocking many of its genetic secrets. "We have generated a draft DNA sequence and initial assembly of the date palm using the most advanced technolog...

Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

WHO: Hosted by Weill Cornell Medical College, the Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research is bringing together a group of leading figures in the field, including internationally known scientists, physicians and ethicists, to discuss recent scientific advances and ethical issues in stem cell res...

$13 million federal grant for research into vascular disease awarded to Weill Cornell

NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2008) -- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded another $13 million grant to the Center of Vascular Biology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City for biomedical research into vascular disease -- specifically atherosclerosis and thrombosis, ...

2 federal public health grants awarded to Weill Cornell Medical College

NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2008) -- Two major federal grants have been awarded to Public Health faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Kenneth W. Griffin is the recipient of a three-year $1.6 million NIH grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for research into t...

Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports

NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2007) -- Two deadly and highly infectious viruses -- both potential bioterror threats -- may have met their match in a new drug developed by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Hendra and Nipah viruses are related, newly recognized zoonotic viruses t...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

... Medical Decision Making -- one of two studies by Dr. Nathaniel Hupert of weill Cornell Medical College in the issue. The study can be found at http://mdm... Dr. Nathaniel Hupert, associate professor of public health and medicine at weill Cornell Medical College. "Crucial to rapidly implementing a treatment p...

Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis

...ike two previous fusions co-discovered by the same weill Cornell Medical College laboratory group, this fus...cine, and vice chair for experimental pathology at weill Cornell Medical College. "Currently, PSA testing i...of translational research and a pathologist at the weill Cornell Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hosp...

Seventy-three scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

...n, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City Hirotada Mori, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Yamagata, Japan Anne Moscona, weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City Gopinath Balakrish Nair, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India A...

Gene therapy could expand stem cells' promise

... NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Genetic Medicine at weill Cornell Medical College. Stem cells have the capacity to differentiate into any of the different tissues making up the human body, thus holding th...

$10 million Simons Foundation gift supports new initiative with Institute for Advanced Study

... Rockefeller University in 2001 as Gladys T. Perkin Professor. In 2003, he was appointed one of the first Tri-Institutional professors at Rockefeller, weill Cornell Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. He also is a member of the university's Center for Studies in Physics a...
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Regado Biosciences Expands Medical Advisory Board

... Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas and Professor of Medicine, weill Medical College, Cornell University A. Michael Lincoff, MD , Director, Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research)...

National Institutes of Health Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board

...o Denver , University of Miami , University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , University of Pennsylvania , University of Washington , Vanderbilt and weill Cornell. Developed with the Stanford Medical School director of career services, www.biocareercenter.com is constructed for Ph.D.s, M.D.s and...

EyeIC Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for MatchedFlicker(TM) Retinal Aid Detection Technology

...edFlicker offers ophthalmologists a powerful new tool for the detection of progressive glaucoma," said Nathan Radcliffe, M.D., Director of Glaucoma at weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "MatchedFlicker automatically aligns and alternates serial optic disc photographs, allowin...

Regado Biosciences Establishes Medical Advisory Board

... Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas and Professor of Medicine, weill Medical College, Cornell University A. Michael Lincoff, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Resear...

Four Major Universities Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board

...o Denver , University of Miami , University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , University of Pennsylvania , University of Washington , Vanderbilt and weill Cornell. Developed with the Stanford Medical School director of career services, www.biocareercenter.com is constructed for P.h.D.s, M.D.s an...

Bio Career Center Becomes Top in Nation for Life Sciences Careers

...o Denver , University of Miami , University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , University of Pennsylvania , University of Washington , Vanderbilt and weill Cornell. Developed with the Stanford Medical School director of career services, www.biocareercenter.com is constructed for P.h.D.s, M.D.s an...

Polycystic Kidney Disease Assay at Cornell University Uses Transgenomic's Surveyor Nuclease & WAVE Technology

...blished in the February 2009 issue of the journal Human Mutation, a team at weill Cornell Medical College New York describes in detail the key advantages of ... Hanna Rennert, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at weill Cornell Medical College. "Moreover, the Surveyor assay is highly sensitive,...

MyCancerPain.org Launched as Resource for Patients with Painful Bone Metastases

...sity of California, Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., weill Cornell Medical College in New York, University Health Network in Toronto, and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel. Additional info...

New Publications Show Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound to be a Potentially Safe, Effective Pain-Relieving Treatment for Bone Metastases

...sity of California, Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., weill Cornell Medical College in New York, University Health Network in Toronto, and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel. Information on the stud...

Online Career Site Assists Academia in Its Reach

... California, San Francisco; University of Colorado, Denver; University of Miami; University of Pennsylvania; Vanderbilt; the University of Washington; weill Cornell Medical College; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since January, Bio Career Center has expanded its service each month, of...
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