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Winner of the 2017 BMRI Paper of the Year Award

Dear Colleagues:

  I am happy to report that the winner of the BMRI Paper of the Year Award is “Resting-state connectivity biomarkers define neurophysiological subtypes of depression.” Nat Med. (2017) 23(1):28-38, by Drysdale AT, Grosenick L, Downar J, Dunlop K, Mansouri F, Meng Y, Fetcho RN, Zebley B, Oathes DJ, Etkin A, Schatzberg AF, Sudheimer K, Keller J, Mayberg HS, Gunning FM, Alexopoulos GS, Fox MD, Pascual-Leone A, Voss HU, Casey BJ, Dubin MJ, Liston C.


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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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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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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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Scientists Track Restoration of Communication in Minimally Conscious Patient

Mother and child: Nancy Worthen doing art therapy with her daughter, Maggie, who was minimally conscious following a blood clot. Photo credit: Nancy Worthen

A severely brain injured woman, who recovered the ability to communicate using her left eye, restored connections and function of the areas of her brain responsible for producing expressive language and responding to human speech, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.


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Neuroimaging Categorizes Four Depression Subtypes

Dr. Conor Liston MD '08. Photo credit: Carlos Rene Perez

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine.

In a collaborative study published Dec. 5 in Nature Medicine,...

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Drs. Josef Anrather, Corinne Benakis, and David Brea discover that GI tract bacteria can help reduce stroke severity.

Commensal microbiota affects ischemic stroke outcome by regulating...

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Awards, News, & Multimedia


    •    Dr. Makoto Ishii received the prestigious Beeson Career Development Award : Pathobiology of Hypothalamic and Metabolic Dysfunction in Normal Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
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