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‘Chaperone’ compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to...

Powerful new animal model for metastatic prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Affecting about 1 in 6 men, it is the second deadliest cancer. Research...

Half of Psychiatrists Want Cash, Reject Insurance

Access to mental health care has become a prominent issue in Congress following mass shootings around the country. But a new study in JAMA...

Ambien has unexpected impact on brain injured patients

George Melendez has been called a medical miracle. After a near drowning deprived his brain of oxygen, Melendez remained in a fitful, minimally conscious...

The doctor will email you now, and patients like it

Patients like it and so do health organizations, but electronic communications in clinical care will likely not be widely adopted by primary care physicians...

Even healthy-looking smokers have early cell damage which destroys necessary genetic...

Smokers who've received a clean bill of health from their doctor may believe cigarettes haven't harmed their lungs. However, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical...

Urine biomarker test can diagnose as well as predict rejection of...

A breakthrough non-invasive test can detect whether transplanted kidneys are in the process of being rejected, as well as identify patients at risk for...

Brain imaging provides window into consciousness

NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2011) -- Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness -- but the view it presents is one that is blurred in fascinating ...

Trial will test whether surgery is the best option for type...

NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2011) -- A new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is among the first to test surgery specifically for Type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study is to understand whether surgery can control d...

Sweeping view of prostate cancer genome yields deep insights

NEW YORK, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., AND BOSTON (Feb. 9, 2011) -- For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of t...

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