Christie's CAVE™ paves way for more targeted research
One would expect great things to come from a world-renowned center of academic medicine and biomedical research. The David A. Cofrin Center for Biomedical Information at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Institute for Computational Biomedicine of the Weill Cornell Medical College features 3D stereoscopic immersive technology. The Institute's researchers have leveraged this technology to help guide them to discovery in a number of different domains, from providing new insights into the mechanisms behind short-term memory, to elucidating how cocaine and dopamine bind at the neurotransmitter site in the transporter molecule, to collecting valuable longitudinal data on the structural development of the brains of children whose mothers abused drugs.
Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Weill Cornell also has PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Along with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell has established a joint MD-PhD program for students to intensify their pursuit of their tripartite mission of education, research, and patient care. Together, these institutions form an extensive Tri-Institutional research enterprise.
Watch the Weill Cornell Medical College HD 3D CAVE™ video.