Discovery of brain activity in severely brain injured patients who ‘wake up’ with sleep drug

Contact: Jennifer Gundersen jeg2034@med.cornell.edu 646-317-7402 Weill Cornell Medical College Pattern of brain activity points to possible neural circuit switched on by drug and may identify other patients who could respond NEW YORK (November 19, 2013) — George Melendez has been called a medical miracle. After a near drowning deprived his brain of oxygen, Melendez remained…

Our genomic liberty may be lost: ” Companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit”

Contact: Lauren Woods Law2014@med.cornell.edu 646-317-7401 Weill Cornell Medical College You don’t ‘own’ your own genes Researchers raise alarm about loss of individual ‘genomic liberty’ due to gene patents that may impact the era of personalized medicine NEW YORK (March 25, 2013) — Humans don’t “own” their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they…

Researchers explore new ways to prevent spinal cord damage using a vitamin B3 precursor: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide ( NAD+ )

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Andrew Klein ank2017@med.cornell.edu 212-821-0560 New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College Weill Cornell Medical College team receives $2.5 million New York State research grant to undertake laboratory study NEW YORK (November 5, 2009) — Substances naturally produced by the human body may one day help prevent…