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Minimizing pain, accelerating healing

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are on the rise at Yale

After a recent successful intervention at Yale-New Haven Hospital to restore blood flow through a failing hemodialysis graft, a patient shook the hand of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology James Wong, M.D., and declared, “Dr. Wong, you are the...

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Meeting the demand for blood supply: Yale makes strides in vessel engineering

Meeting the demand for blood supply: Yale makes strides in vessel engineering

Although blood vessels may seem like mere plumbing compared to organs like the brain or eye, they are complex and dynamic components of the body, and building vessels from scratch has been a challenge for scientists in...

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Diving deep into a data wave to help make surgery safer

Diving deep into a data wave to help make surgery safer

When patients undergo surgery, it’s inevitable that they will lose some blood, so surgical teams strive to replenish patients’ fluids over the course of an operation. But the most common technique to track blood...

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An eye for science

An eye for science

Because we learn so much about our world through vision, images have become a crucial part of modern science. Pictures lend an immediacy and a deeper understanding of complex phenomena, from cells to stars, that cannot...

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With surgical simulation, practice makes perfect

With surgical simulation, practice makes perfect

On a recent day in the School of Medicine’s new Surgical Skills and Simulation Center on Cedar Street, a colonoscopy patient groaned in discomfort as residents discussed increasing his sedation. But Assistant Professor...

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Disability is no dead-end for elders, Yale research finds

Disability is no dead-end for elders, Yale research finds

Between the daunting complexities of Medicare’s new prescription drug plans, the uncertainties surrounding the solvency of Social Security and the rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments of the elderly,...

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Yale scientist named “million-dollar professor” for teaching plan

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Scott Strobel, Ph.D., newly appointed chair and professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, an HHMI Professor. Strobel, one of 20 new HHMI Professors...

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Pediatric neurologist is new associate dean for YSM admissions

Pediatric neurologist is new associate dean for YSM admissions

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology Laura R. Ment, M.D., has been named associate dean for admissions and chair of the admissions committee at the School of Medicine, effective July 1. Ment succeeds Professor of Cell...

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