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Pacemaker Channel Discovery Could Lead to Better Heart Drugs

Lipids bind to pacemaker ion channels


The mechanism by which fat-related molecules called lipids regulate pacemaker ion channel proteins, which help control the heart rhythm, has been revealed in a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

In the study, published Nov. 9 in...

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Dr. Gunisha Kaur Named NAM Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine

Dr. Gunisha Kaur

Dr. Gunisha Kaur, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and medical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, has been selected as an Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Kaur, a respected human rights...

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New Keck Foundation Grant Funds Ultra-Fast Atomic-Force Microscope Project

A three-year, million-dollar grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will fund an ambitious project, led by Weill Cornell Medicine, to develop a next-generation, high-speed atomic-force microscope (AFM), capable of capturing the dynamics of proteins in unprecedented detail.

The W. M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 in Los Angeles by William...

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