Nanoparticle creates ‘wave of destruction’ in cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell University – have shown they […]

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

ITHACA, N.Y. – Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A Cornell study published this month in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.   Media […]

Study Highlights Prevalence of Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents

Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment affects nearly 20 percent of residents Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable and growing problem, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University. The study found that nearly one in five nursing home residents were involved in at least one negative and […]