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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 future...

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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.


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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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Studies Linking Brain Hemorrhage and Epilepsy to Stroke Presented at Conference

Two Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators gave oral presentations at the International Stroke Conference on Feb. 23.

Dr. Santosh Murthy, an assistant professor of neurology and of neuroscience in the...

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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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