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A High-Salt Diet Produces Dementia in Mice

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine.

The study, published Jan. 15 in Nature Neuroscience, is the first to unveil a gut-brain connection linking high dietary salt intake to neurovascular and cognitive impairment. The findings illuminate a potential future target for countering harmful effects to the...

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Weill Cornell and NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Makes Recommendation for Treatment of Congenital Heart Defect Related to Stroke

Young people with a history of strokes caused by blood clots should be evaluated for a congenital condition characterized by a hole in the heart. If present, surgical closure should be considered to prevent future stroke, according to an editorial by a Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian neurologist.

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a hole in the wall between the right and left sides of the heart. It occurs...

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Symposium Fosters Entrepreneurial Spirit at Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Timothy McGraw calls himself “the accidental entrepreneur.”

Some seven years ago, the Weill Cornell Medicine biochemist began a side project investigating whether renegade hormones in the blood could be the culprit for the kind of insulin resistance that sparks type 2 diabetes. Dr. McGraw in 2014 pitched his hypothesis to Larry Schlossman, managing...

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Dr. Nicholas Schiff is awarded Daedalus Fund for Innovation

Dynamic Multi-Lead Deep Brain Stimulation of the Central Thalamus to Treat Chronic Cognitive Deficits in Severe-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injured Patients

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ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition

NEW YORK (August 15, 2017) - A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes. ARCADIA, a multicenter phase III trial, will study the role of abnormalities in the structure and function of the heart’s left atrium, or atrial cardiopathy, in stroke patients, and...

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Missing Link Identified Between Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s

By studying the effects of immune cells that surround blood vessels in the brain, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have discovered a new pathway involving these cells that may contribute to the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of plaque deposits, or abnormal protein fragments, from a peptide called amyloid-beta. Amyloid-beta destroys neurons and damages brain blood vessels with the help of highly reactive molecules, called...

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Brain’s Connectivity Network May Provide Key Insights into Neurological Disorders

A deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity network of neurons and its relationship to the organ’s deep tissue could allow researchers to predict brain spatial patterns and recognize what processes relate to neurological disorders, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and UC at San Francisco.

In their study, published June 22 in PLoS Computational Biology, the...

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Dr. Conor Liston is named 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Understanding the underlying mechanisms by which stress disrupts working memory will inform...

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New Molecular Pathway Underlies Impaired Social Behavior and Anxiety in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

A calcium-dependent molecular mechanism discovered in the brain cells of mice by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators may underlie the impaired social interactions and anxiety found in neuropsychiatric disorders — including schizophrenia and autism.

The...

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Dr. Conor Liston Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Dr. Conor Liston, an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Institute and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar.

The Rita Allen Foundation funds early-career investigators in the fields of cancer, immunology, neuroscience and pain...

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