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New alliance with Gilead Sciences is ‘transformative’

New alliance with Gilead Sciences is ‘transformative’

Research collaboration pairs Yale experts with industry scientists to accelerate the development of new drugs to treat cancer

When Robert J. Alpern, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, was asked recently to prepare a brief overview of the current state of drug discovery for a symposium at Yale’s West Campus, a familiar phrase came quickly to mind: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...” It’s an apt description. On the one hand, we live in what some call the “post-Gleevec era,” a time when basic research conducted over decades is bearing fruit in the form of remarkably effective, targeted drugs.

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Donation from leading Asian foundation will advance stem cell science

Donation from leading Asian foundation will advance stem cell science

The Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), Asia’s largest philanthropic organization, has made a $1.5 million donation to the Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC). The donation will fund improvements in two of the YSCC’s four core laboratories that will benefit the work of more than 60 faculty members and numerous trainees across the campus.

In announcing the contribution, Yale University President Richard C. Levin said, “We are...

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