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$5 million grant funds dyslexia study

$5 million grant funds dyslexia study

Probing the ‘lexinome’ in hopes of a genetic test for reading disorders

Jeffrey R. Gruen, M.D., a School of Medicine scientist whose discovery of a gene involved in dyslexia was named one of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2005 by the journal Science, has received a $5.2 million grant from the New York-based Manton Foundation to further his research on the genetics of dyslexia. The Manton Foundation was established in 1991 by Sir Edwin Manton and his wife, Lady Manton, the former Florence V. Brewer. Born in England in 1909, Edwin Manton, known to friends and

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Doing the right thing: can neuroscience research make it easier?

Doing the right thing: can neuroscience research make it easier?

Despite the health risks, about 1.1 billion people smoke tobacco worldwide, and cigarette manufacturers spend more than $8 billion annually on product promotion. But what if advertising aimed at rooting out smoking was as effective as ads that encourage it?

For Emily Yudofsky, the idea of using powerful marketing techniques to influence behavior for the better is more than just a dream. A Yale College junior majoring...

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Philanthropists aid a young scientist’s innovative research

Philanthropists aid a young scientist’s innovative research

Alison P. Galvani, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, who at age 29 was one of the youngest-ever recipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship, combines psychological, economic and medical insights to generate mathematical models of disease...

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