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Sharks, salt (and a taste of lobster)

An intensive week at the bench in Maine introduces students to modern lab strategies and techniques, ancient DNA and a clambake to write home about.

Few medical students can say that, as part of their education, they plucked a writhing dogfish shark from a pool of water. Or that they ended their first year by seeking clues to human disease in the organs of a fish that reached its evolutionary peak more than 300 million years ago.

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A world of difference

Ramona Farid, M.D., knew she wasn’t in New Haven anymore the night she found herself on a hospital patio pouring a...

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An epidemic in the making

Type 2 diabetes poses alarming health risks as obesity soars and exercise is crowded from modern life. Yale investigators are seeking better ways to prevent and treat the disease and to understand the science of fat.

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