Digital health and the tools for patients to virtually reach their healthcare providers have quickly become a mainstay of medical care during the pandemic. Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Virtual Care is positioned at the leading edge of this healthcare delivery transformation.
Two distinct diagnostic tests, a host/pathogen RNA sequencing platform, and spatially-resolved tissue mapping tools were created by a multidisciplinary team of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-led researchers and used to map SARS-CoV-2 infections at the height of the initial COVID-19 outbreak in New York City.
A team led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian has used advanced technology and analytics to map, at single-cell resolution, the cellular landscape of diseased lung tissue in severe COVID-19 and other infectious lung diseases.
Medicines that contain radioactive isotopes—known as radiopharmaceuticals—are used to treat cancer and to help physicians diagnose a wide variety of conditions through imaging. But while radiopharmaceuticals are a standard and invaluable medical tool in the field of nuclear medicine, synthesizing them can be challenging.
Molecular "bookmarks," which allow cells to retain their characteristics during cell division, ensure fast reactivation of critical cell identity genes after cell division, according to investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine.
On its face, the logic seems straightforward. Eating too much salt can lead to high blood pressure; numerous studies have shown that having hypertension in midlife makes it more likely that you’ll develop certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, in later years.
The first and largest genetic association study in the Middle East revealed genetic variations that are specific to the Qatari population, a group of researchers at Qatar Foundation reported Feb. 23 in Nature Communications.
Cancer biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine have been awarded a 2021 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum for their study last year describing a highly sensitive blood test for monitoring cancer progression and relapse.
The discovery of an “Achilles heel” in a type of gut bacteria that causes intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease may lead to more targeted therapies for the difficult to treat disease.
Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of YMCA day camps in North Carolina that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, with close to zero transmissions occurring at the camps.
Much of the three-dimensional architecture of the genome in antibody-producing immune cells is dependent on a gene called SMC3. When this gene is not working properly it can lead to improper immune cell development and to cancer, by disrupting how DNA is structured inside the cell nucleus, according to a team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine.