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Cell biologist awarded top science prize

Cell biologist awarded top science prize

2010 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience honors researcher’s deciphering of membranes’ role in shuttling proteins within and between cells

On June 3, James E. Rothman, Ph.D., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the medical school’s Department of Cell Biology, was named a recipient of the 2010 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. The biennial $1 million award, which has become one of the most prestigious in science, was established in 2008 by a partnership of the Norwegian Association of Science and Letters, the U.S.-based Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Rothman is one

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Gift will support troops still troubled after the battle ends

Gift will support troops still troubled after the battle ends

Described in Homer’s Iliad and called by a succession of names ever since—from mere “exhaustion” to “shell shock” and “battle fatigue”—the distinctive condition that often afflicts soldiers after stressful wartime experiences, now known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), still carries a strong social stigma. And scientists still have much to learn about its psychological and physiological underpinnings.

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Innate immunity innovator joins National Academy

Innate immunity innovator joins National Academy

In April, Yale immunobiologist Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., received one of the highest honors bestowed on American scientists when he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the elite corps of researchers from the nation’s top scientific institutions.

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