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Grad School Alumni News

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,...

Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch (MD '90) inspires patient, Amber Hamilton, to seek medical career

Amber Hamilton, Class of 2022, scrubs in with her long-time physician and mentor Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch (MD ’90)

As chief of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch (MD '90) really gets to know his patients and their families. Treatment for their conditions often involves multiple surgeries and follow-up appointments over the course of several years. But his relationship with patient Amber Hamilton, WCM class of 2022, takes on new life as he mentors her through her orthopedic surgery residency.

Hamilton was born with X-...

Scientists Identify Protein that Promotes Brain Metastasis

the main cell types that take up tumor-derived exosomes in brain tissue

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 New York-Presbyterian investigators. The protein, CEMIP, will now be a focus of efforts to predict, prevent and treat brain metastases, which are a frequent cause of cancer deaths.

In their study, published Nov. 4 in Nature Cell Biology, the scientists found...

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