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Renowned Clinician-Scientist Dr. Barbara Hempstead Awarded Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award

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Video of Weill Cornell Medicine Honors Dr. Barbara Hempstead

Dr. Barbara Hempstead, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, has been awarded Weill Cornell Medicine’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.

The Weill Award was established in 2018 to...

Scientists Build the First Global Database and Roadmap for CAR Therapy Clinical Trials

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Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have built the first global database of clinical trials testing a rapidly expanding approach to cancer treatment that involves genetically modifying immune cells to recognize specific targets on a patient’s cancer cells and attack them. By analyzing the approach, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies, the scientists designed a “therapeutic roadmap” that identifies all current therapies as well as additional cancers that can be treated with them....

New "Photoswitchable Ligand" Technique Allows Detailed Study of Neural Receptors

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A new technology developed by Weill Cornell Medicine and Max Planck Institute for Medical Research scientists allows the controlled, on-and-off “switching” of neural receptors with unprecedented efficiency and precision. The technology is likely to be widely adopted for studying these receptors and their links to behavior, and potentially will enable the development of better drugs for treating depression,...

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