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Neurosurgeon, geneticist sees a day when doctors can head off catastrophic stroke

In 2006, self-styled endurance artist David Blaine, equipped with a breathing tube, had himself sealed inside a transparent water-filled sphere in front of New York’s Lincoln Center, where he planned to remain for seven days. The performance attracted thousands of...

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Head of medical school is honored by nephrology society

Head of medical school is honored by nephrology society

At its annual meeting last November, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) awarded the 2008 John P. Peters Award to Robert J. Alpern, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. The award honors “individuals who have made...

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Yale biologist inducted into Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

Two pioneering School of Medicine scientists were inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame last October.Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, was honored along...

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Three psychiatric researchers are newest Murphy Professors

Three psychiatric researchers are newest Murphy Professors

Three neuroscientists in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry have been named to professorships funded by the late Charles B.G. Murphy, a 1928 alumnus of Yale College. Angus C. Nairn, Ph.D., and Marina R....

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‘Green’ initiatives move medical school toward sustainability

‘Green’ initiatives move medical school toward sustainability

In an era of worries about climate change and highly volatile energy prices, “sustainability” is on everyone’s lips. The School of Medicine is doing its part, and sometimes all it takes are some hand-me-down jeans.Denim...

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