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New Kavli center for neuroscience research will untangle mysteries of the human brain

New Kavli center for neuroscience research will untangle mysteries of the human brain

A mere 2 millimeters may separate us from other members of the animal kingdom. That’s the approximate thickness of the cerebral cortex, a sinuously folded sheet of tissue on the outermost surface of the brain where the neural machinery resides for many capabilities, such as language and reasoning, that we think of as distinctively human. Pasko Rakic, M.D., Ph.D., the chair and Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology, has spent a lifetime deciphering how the nervous system cells present...

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New Kavli center for neuroscience research will untangle mysteries of the human brain

Yale physiologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Steven C. Hebert, M.D., spent the early part of his career exploring the kidney’s basic processes using the tools of traditional physiology—radioactive tracers to track ions as they cross cell membranes and light microscopy to measure the volume of cells in the nephron, the complex and convoluted structure that forms the kidney’s basic unit.

Then in the late 1980s, he faced a choice: continue with the tried-and-true...

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Magazine innovator celebrates 101 years with gifts for his medical school “family”

Magazine innovator celebrates 101 years with gifts for his medical school “family”

You don’t have to meet Gus Berkes to learn about his accomplishments. They’re right in front of you whenever you pick up a magazine.

Berkes, who turned 101 in March, spent his working life as a production director at Esquire, Better Homes & Gardens and McCall’s, where he...

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