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Dr. John Leonard
Dr. John Leonard

Why is a clinical trial so important?

Virtually every advance we have in medicine, virtually everything we do to try to improve outcomes for patients or understand their illnesses comes from clinical trials. So it is really an essential part of moving medicine forward and moving treatments forward to provide better care for patients.

To learn more about clinical trials and the importance of futhering research [...

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Dr. Deborah Estrin Photo credit: John Abbott
Dr. Deborah Estrin Photo credit: John Abbott

There's an App for That

Last year, Apple unveiled a new platform that offers a streamlined way to create mobile applications linked to medical research. The technology, called ResearchKit, lets investigators more easily connect with the people whose diseases they're studying, allowing them to gather feedback on symptoms, as well as data on everything from a patient's weight to the air quality where they live. "When you can collect real-...

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This image shows human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cell clusters after being transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Image credit: Drs. Hui Zeng and Min Guo
This image shows human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cell clusters after being transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Image credit: Drs. Hui Zeng and Min Guo

Researchers Develop Method to Identify Patient-Specific Drugs for Treating Diabetes

An innovative method that uses human embryonic stem cells to model type 2 diabetes caused by genetic mutations may enable researchers to identify drugs that could treat the disease. The research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators was published Aug. 11 in Cell Stem Cell, and may extend the use of precision medicine to metabolic diseases.

Using...

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Dr. Oliver Elemento
Dr. Oliver Elemento

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Olivier Elemento

Computational biologist Dr. Olivier Elemento was just 6 years old when he received his first microscope and computer. Now he is harnessing the power of both to spot patterns and trends in cancer that could help doctors treat the disease — and perhaps even find a cure.

"A lot of what we do involves taking patient samples and looking at what kind of mutations we...

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Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Photo credit: Stephanie Diani
Dr. Lewis C. Cantley Photo credit: Stephanie Diani

Grant Launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

The mechanisms controlling how breast cancer develops, spreads to other parts of the body and responds to therapy remain poorly understood, but researchers from the Cornell University College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine hope to change that through the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism — a new multi-institutional translational research unit to be established with a National Cancer Institute grant.

On Aug. 25 New York Sens. Kirsten...

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Office visit: Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Ciecierega with Alex and his family.
Office visit: Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Ciecierega with Alex and his family.

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AN AMBITIOUS STUDY AIMS TO UNDERSTAND HOW CROHN'S DISEASE STUNTS KIDS' GROWTH

Eventually, Alex's parents brought him to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he saw Dr. Thomas Ciecierega, an assistant professor of pediatrics. Dr. Ciecierega made the correct diagnosis — Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is...

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Dr. Olivier Elemento  Photo credit: Roger Tully
Dr. Olivier Elemento Photo credit: Roger Tully

New Big Data Approach Predicts Drug Toxicity in Humans

Researchers can now predict the odds of experimental drugs succeeding in clinical trials, thanks to a new data-driven approach developed by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The method detects toxic side effects that may disqualify drugs from human use, giving drug developers an early warning before initiating clinical trials, according to a new study published Sept...

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Joint Clinical Trials Office Weill Cornell Medicine /
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1300 York Avenue,
Box 305
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8215 Fax: (646) 962-0536

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