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Honoring a leader in innate immunity

Honoring a leader in innate immunity

German foundation names School of Medicine scientist the first recipient of €4 million prize for pioneering research in immunobiology

On June 5 in Berlin, Germany, School of Medicine researcher Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., received the inaugural Else Kröner Fresenius Award, an international prize for distinguished immunology research created in 2012 by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation (EKFF), one of Germany’s largest philanthropic organizations. The award recognizes Medzhitov’s pioneering contributions to our understanding of the innate immune system, which mounts an immediate defense against infection and provides the

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Honoring a leader in innate immunity

Changing of the guard: Salovey becomes 23rd president of Yale

On June 30, Peter Salovey, Ph.D., the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, became Yale University’s 23rd president, replacing President Richard Levin, who stepped down after 20 years at the helm, having served his institution longer than any other president currently in the Ivy League or the 61-member Association of American Universities.

Salovey’s selection for the presidency by the Yale Corporation from a pool of...

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Lighting a new path to understanding the brain’s ‘language’

Lighting a new path to understanding the brain’s ‘language’

When President Barack Obama announced the $100 million neuroscience initiative called Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) in April, the journal Naturecalled it “a bold bid for the neuroscientist’s ultimate challenge,” but pointed out that “if...

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