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The tiniest scale yields the biggest prize

The tiniest scale yields the biggest prize

Nobel Prize is awarded for atomic-level studies of cell structure basic to life

A telephone ringing before daybreak is unlikely to appear on anyone’s list of favorite sounds, but for Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., it may now rank with the sweetest music.

In the early morning hours of October 7, Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, learned in a call from Sweden that he would share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his seminal research on the structure of the ribosome, a cell organelle that is vital to protein synthesis and to the action of many...

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Smilow Cancer Hospital, a ‘great achievement,’ welcomes patients

Smilow Cancer Hospital, a ‘great achievement,’ welcomes patients

Gray skies overhead could not dampen the celebratory mood on the grounds of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) on the afternoon of October 21, where a dedication ceremony marked the grand opening of Smilow Cancer Hospital—a moment of triumph for Yale University, the School of Medicine, and YNHH.

“It is a day of home,” said Yale President Richard C. Levin. “It is a day of inspiration, a day that we've all waited for for...

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Brothers follow parents’ example to help fight cancer

Brothers follow parents’ example to help fight cancer

It would be an understatement to say that philanthropy runs in the family of Richard S. Sackler, M.D., and his brother, Jonathan Sackler. The names of their parents, Raymond and Beverly Sackler, adorn cultural and scientific centers around the world, from the Sackler Galleries...

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