Grad School Alumni News

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

Dr. Chris Mason

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....

Dr. Mildred Rust (MD ’56) Raises Awareness for Medical Student Mental Health

Dr. Mildred Rust (MD ’56) Raises Awareness for Medical Student Mental Health at Weill Cornell Medicine Conference

Dr. Mildred Rust, a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College’s class of 1956, doesn’t often attend Weill Cornell Medicine events, but says it was important that she attend the first-ever National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being. Over the course of two days in September, the symposium drew more than 350 medical...

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

blue and red cells

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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