Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19, and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways, according to new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine, space agencies and many other investigators.
Dr. Ari Melnick, the Gebroe Family Professor of Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the American Society of Hematology's (ASH) 2020 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for advancing treatment of acute myeloid leukemia through epigenetic research.
The most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma depends for its aggressive growth and survival on an enzyme that can be therapeutically targeted with a novel compound developed at Cornell University, scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus have discovered.
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine have developed a system that uses cancer patients’ own cells to evaluate the efficacy of treatments. The scientists used their new testbed to show that a two-drug combination potentially would benefit many patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
A gene that originally evolved to help vertebrates’ early ancestors respond to stress is co-opted by cancers to help them resist treatment, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, especially to the immune system and DNA repair systems, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine and NASA investigators as part of NASA’s Twins Study, which followed the only set of identical twin astronauts for more than two years.
Errors in the regulation of gene expression may contribute to the development of a common form of blood cancer and point to potential treatment strategies, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.