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Genetics chair receives major new prize

Genetics chair receives major new prize

$3 million Breakthrough Prize honors geneticist’s research on hypertension

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair and Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of medicine, was among six scientists awarded the Life Sciences Prize by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation on December 12. The prize, which carries an award of $3 million, honors Lifton’s breakthrough work in genetics.

Lifton, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, uses genetic approaches to identify the genes and pathways that contribute to common human diseases, including cancer,...

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Two on Yale faculty elected to Institute of Medicine

Two on Yale faculty elected to Institute of Medicine

Yale University President Peter Salovey, Ph.D., and immunologist Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the most prestigious bodies in health and medicine.

Salovey’s research has focused on how effective communication and promotional techniques can persuade people to change risky behaviors relevant to cancer and...

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In new Yale-AbbVie research partnership, a ‘true symmetry’

In new Yale-AbbVie research partnership, a ‘true symmetry’

With the aim of advancing understanding of the molecular, cellular, and genetic underpinnings of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and to find new and better treatments, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) has entered into a research partnership with the global pharmaceutical...

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