Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging

A $4.2 million project at Cornell focused on 100 Alaskan sled dogs, former athletes past their glory days, is part of a quest for one of the holy grails of medicine: how to slow aging.

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Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

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Study links high-salt diet and cognitive impairment

A high-salt diet may impair cognitive function by causing a deficiency of nitric oxide, which is vital for maintaining vascular health in the brain, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Universal flu vaccine developed at Cornell nearing human trials

A universal influenza vaccine developed with the potential to be longer lasting and more effective than commercially available vaccines is destined for human clinical trials, thanks to a $17.9 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Immunology a theme of Intercampus Cancer Symposium

The second annual Intercampus Cancer Symposium, Oct. 11 at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, will highlight the wide range of cancer research taking place at Cornell’s Ithaca campus and at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The many links between immunology and cancer will be a theme of this year’s symposium.

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

The Center for Immunology has been busy since it’s launch in March of 2019 and has several great opportunities planned for the future. Center membership has grown tremendously and boasts 260 members from 27 departments in 6 Cornell colleges who bring complementary expertise to our community.

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Visit by esteemed immunologist launches new center

To help launch the Cornell Center for Immunology, world-renowned immunologist Mark Davis traveled Cornell University in early September to to give a talk and meet faculty and students. He attended a luncheon for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from a variety of fields including four who are participants in the National Institutes of Health T32 Training Grant.|

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Renowned Immunologist Mark Davis to visit campus

Stanford University Immunologist Dr. Mark M. Davis has been selected as a Fall 2019 University Lecturer. His lecture, “Standing on the Shoulders of Mice: Rebooting Human Immunology” will take place on Monday, September 9 at 4:00pm in Lecture Hall 4/5, College of Veterinary Medicine. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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Viral co-infection results in higher pathogenic potential for Nipah and Hendra

The latest edition of the Journal of Virology featured a study by Hector Aguilar-Carreno details how two highly lethal viruses, Nipah and Hendra, have greater pathogenic potential when their cell-sabotaging proteins are combined. Aguilar-Carreno’s lab is also working on related research that may lead to vaccine-free therapies or improved vaccines to treat enveloped viruses, which include infectious diseases such as HIV and influenza.

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Sonnenburg Receives Inaugural Cancer Research Institute STAR Award

The Cancer Research Institute’s “Lloyd J. Old Scientists Taking Risks (STAR) program” recognizes immunologists who are conducting high-risk, high-reward research in tumor immunology. Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg is one of five scientists to receive a $1.25 million, five-year grant, to explore disruptive and uncommon cancer research paths following an international competition.

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