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A passionate venture

Alum’s $2.5 million gift to Yale Scholars program spurs study of Alzheimer’s

Henry F. McCance, M.B.A., has a special knack for spotting talent and helping young people to realize their aspirations. Over the course of a 40-year career at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm in Waltham, Mass., McCance and his partners have shepherded almost 300 software companies from idea to reality, a track record that earned him the National Venture Capital Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. When a family member was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease seven

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New PET center will aid drug development

Although molecular medicine has made striking advances in recent years, for many diseases physicians are still stumbling in the dark, able to glean clues to a therapy’s effectiveness only by studying changes in symptoms. In many cases, patients may continue to deteriorate while their doctors seek the best treatment. Researchers at Yale’s new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center hope to bring light into this...

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A ‘country doctor’ gives back to Yale by aiding students

When the late John E. Borowy, M.D., enrolled in the School of Medicine in 1946 after serving in World War II, he had few financial resources to fall back on. According to Borowy’s nephew, Louis “Skip” DeBeradinis, his uncle’s working-class parents were elderly and infirm, and...

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