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A scientific assault on brain diseases

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A scientific assault on brain diseases

Program to unravel Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s gears up for a tough battle

The School of Medicine is home to outstanding research programs in cell biology and neurobiology, and members of its faculty have made major contributions to our understanding of how nerve cells are organized and function in the brain. However, despite strong clinical...

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A ‘reluctant honoree’ receives his due at last

The late Gustaf E. Lindskog, M.D., who chaired the medical school’s Department of Surgery from 1948 to 1966, deflected recognition at what seemed like every turning point in his career. A pioneer in thoracic surgery and...

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A match made in medical school: students find residencies

A match made in medical school: students find residencies

Each spring, fourth-year students at medical schools across the country eagerly anticipate Match Day, when students receive word of acceptance in residency training programs.On the afternoon of March 20, word spread...

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After heartbreak, a commitment to make a difference

After heartbreak, a commitment to make a difference

Few events are more tragic than the death of a child. When Steven and Carolyn Wortman of Livingston, N.J., lost their first child, Abby, in 2006 to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), an inflammatory disease of the...

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