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A ‘theory of everything’ for disease?

A ‘theory of everything’ for disease?

$10 million grant is awarded by the Blavatnik Family Foundation to explore inflammation’s role in diverse illnesses

Theoretical physicists have long sought a grand “theory of everything,” which would account for all the physical phenomena in the universe by unifying Einstein’s general relativity with the so-called standard model based on quantum mechanics. In recent years, some biomedical scientists, including School of Medicine immunobiologists Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., and Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., have proposed that deeply understanding inflammatory processes might provide similar unifying insights into

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A ‘theory of everything’ for disease?

Medical school scientist named a Howard Hughes investigator

It was announced on May 9 that Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., professor of immunobiology and of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator.

In addition to receiving one of the most prestigious designations in biomedical science, HHMI investigators are given the support necessary to move their research forward in creative new directions. HHMI...

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Life cut short by war inspires new gift for clinical education

Life cut short by war inspires new gift for clinical education

In memory of a spirited young School of Medicine alumnus who died in the Vietnam War just as his academic career was about to begin, clinical-skills teaching at the School of Medicine has received an unprecedented boost.

To mark what would have been her late husband’s 50th...

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