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New Study Reveals Where Memory Fragments are Stored

An unforgettable time at a restaurant is not just about the food. The odors, the decor, the sound of the band playing, the conversations, and many other features may combine to form a distinctive memory of the night. Later, reviving any one of these impressions alone may be sufficient to bring back the entire experience. A new study now reveals…

Dr. Olga Boudker Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Olga Boudker Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Olga Boudker, acting chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and a respected researcher in the molecular study of the brain, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.  Dr. Boudker was among 120 new scientists in the United States and 30 internationally to be named to the National…

Congratulations to Dr. Ekta Khurana for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Ekta Khurana for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar

Congratulations to Ekta Khurana, Ph.D. for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar, recognizing her outstanding contributions as a scientist working on enhancing methods for early diagnosis between cancer subtypes, where choosing the right treatment means a life saved.

Dr. Luce Skrabanek receives the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award

Dr. Luce Skrabanek receives the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Luce Skrabanek, Ph.D. who was selected by the Weill Cornell Graduate School Awards Committee to receive the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award. The citation reads: “The award reflects your deep commitment to your program and the training of our graduate students.”

Ball-and-Chain Inactivation of Ion Channels Visualized by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Ball-and-Chain Inactivation of Ion Channels Visualized by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Ion channels, which allow potassium and sodium ions to flow in and out of cells, are crucial in neuronal ‘firing’ in the central nervous system and for brain and heart function. These channels use a “ball-and-chain” mechanism to help regulate their ion flow, according to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The study, published March 18 in…