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Gene-hunters search the world for treatments

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Gene-hunters search the world for treatments

Genetic disease research is a global enterprise in the post-genomic era

Yale researchers are going to the ends of the earth to find the genetic causes of human disease. The inspiration for their globetrotting comes from the work of Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair and Sterling Professor of Genetics, who has pioneered the discovery of...

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Implant lets patients put the best foot forward

Implant lets patients put the best foot forward

All of us seem to know someone who has had a hip replacement or knee replacement (if not two). But the ankle’s position in the hierarchy of artificial joints corresponds roughly to its location at the bottom of the...

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Family sharing a risky mutation now shares newfound hope

Family sharing a risky mutation now shares newfound hope

Last June, Beverly Block Lewis, part of a family of cattle farmers from Monroe, Conn., learned that she had medullary thyroid cancer. Her Yale surgeon, Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., who specializes in treating the disease,...

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Student-run auction benefits seven New Haven-area charities

The annual student-run Hunger and Homelessness Auction, held last November, raised $30,000 for seven area charities. According to Barbara Hirschman, a second-year M.D./Ph.D. student and one of the auction’s two...

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Awards support research on health disparities, depression

Two research projects by Yale School of Medicine investigators—one on health care disparities, and the other on depression—have been given a boost with five-year, $600,000 awards from the West Hartford, Conn.-based...

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