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Pain-sensing gut neurons protect against inflammation


“A whole new approach”: Neurons that sense pain protects the gut from inflammation and associated tissue damage by regulating the microbial community living in the intestines, according to a study from Weill Cornell researchers.

Cells help immune system tolerate friendly gut bacteria


Immune cells called group 3 innate lymphoid cells play an essential role in establishing tolerance to symbiotic microbes that dwell in the human gastrointestinal tract, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Promising nose spray could prevent and treat COVID-19


A newly discovered small molecule could be sprayed into people’s noses to prevent COVID-19 illness prior to exposure and provide early treatment if administered soon after infection, according to a study in mice led by Cornell researchers.

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New study defines spread of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer


North American white-tailed deer – shown in 2021 surveys of five states to have SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of up to 40% – shed and transmit the virus for up to five days once infected, according to a new study.

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Patient possibly cured of HIV infection by special stem-cell transplant


A patient living with HIV who received a blood stem cell transplant for high-risk acute myeloid leukemia has been free of the virus for 14 months after stopping HIV antiretroviral drug treatment, suggesting a cure, according to the Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian physician-scientists who performed the transplant and managed her care.

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Four assistant professors win 2022 Sloan fellowships


Assistant professors Pamela Chang, Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz, Daniel Halpern-Leistner and Peter McMahon have won 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Existing drug may protect against COVID lung injury


An FDA-approved drug that has been in clinical use for more than 70 years may protect against lung injury in severe COVID-19 cases, according to a preclinical study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

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Study finds gut fungi influence neuroimmunity, behavior


A specific group of fungi residing in the intestines can protect against intestinal injury and influence social behavior, according to new preclinical research by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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