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2013-06-26 13:52:01

Weill Cornell study suggests urbanization and industrialization, coupled with a possible predisposition to hypertensive diseases, may be responsible Based on the experience of a large hospital in Tanzania, Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have discovered a "startlingly" high burden of hypertension in this sub-Saharan African country. In the Journal of Hypertension, the researchers say non-communicable disease -- driven primarily by hypertension, resulting in stroke and other...

2013-03-20 15:49:32

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Weill Cornell researchers call for a clearer definition of 'population health,' asking whether ACOs are truly designed to improve it Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aim to control health care costs, enhance quality in health care and improve population health. But what does "improving population health" really mean? This is the question asked in a new viewpoint article by Weill...

2013-02-13 17:47:43

New Weill Cornell study shows anti-copper drug might prevent the spread of cancer to organs An anti-copper drug compound that disables the ability of bone marrow cells from setting up a "home" in organs to receive and nurture migrating cancer tumor cells has shown surprising benefit in one of the most difficult-to-treat forms of cancer -- high-risk triple-negative breast cancer. The median survival for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients is historically nine months....

2013-01-24 13:44:54

With a desire to inhibit metastasis, Cornell biomedical engineers have found the natural switch between the body's inflammatory response and how malignant breast cancer cells use the bloodstream to spread. (PLOS ONE, Jan. 23, 2013) Pro-inflammatory signaling molecules in blood called cytokines constitute a "switch" that induces the mechanism by which breast cancer cells "roll" and adhere to the blood vessel surface. The cancer cells eventually stick to the vessel and infiltrate it. The...

2013-01-20 23:01:15

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, St. Lawrence Maple Producers, and Gouverneur FFA will be hosting a class on Saturday, January 26th at Gouverneur High School for those who are interested in learning how to make maple syrup as a hobby or a business. Representatives from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company plan to attend. Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 The growing demand for maple syrup continues as more health conscious consumers look for natural sweeteners as an...

2012-11-02 14:38:29

Weill Cornell Medical College announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers at Weill Cornell have been awarded three research grants totaling more than $1.5 million. Weill Cornell's Dr. Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, a postdoctoral research associate in medicine in the laboratory of Dean Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, "Tailored...

2012-09-19 23:02:25

Cornell Integrates New Business Plan Platform, LaunchPlan, into Business School Curriculum - Discovers Many Advantages For Students and Professors Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 In this economy with its continued soft job market, college students need every advantage they can get. Cornell University is boosting its students´ future value by helping them create more effective business plans. Utilizing the LaunchPlan.com platform, Cornell's students can focus their...

2012-08-09 23:17:58

Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combined power of a novel drug therapy and changes in PSA levels over time to identify men with a high PSA who are more likely to have aggressive prostate cancer despite negative biopsies. The new study by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, published in the Journal of Urology, shows that PSA can be a much more effective marker for prostate cancer...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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