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Lasker Award recognizes research on protein folding

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Arthur Horwich and colleague honored for discovery that chaperonin ring machines help proteins fold in the cell.

More than two decades of research into protein folding have led to a Lasker award for Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of pediatrics, and his colleague Franz-Ulrich Hartl, M.D., of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany. In September the two were named co-winners of the 2011 Albert and Mary Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their discoveries of how proteins are assisted in folding in the cell.

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DNR orders emerge as risk factor in surgery

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Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders rule out cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who lack a perceptible pulse and become clinically unresponsive; nonetheless, patients with DNR orders continue to receive standard medical treatment. An estimated 15 percent undergo some form of surgery, either to treat a condition unrelated to their illness (for example, a fracture), to reduce pain, or simply to attempt to gain some...

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Surgeons find new twists to an old story

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In 1942 he was 47 years old and living alone, working day shifts at a ball-bearing factory in central Connecticut. He...

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Yale forms partnership to develop cancer drugs

Yale forms partnership to develop cancer drugs

Yale and Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in Foster City, Calif., announced in late March that they...

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Army visits Yale to highlight its worldwide medical and humanitarian missions

Army visits Yale to highlight its worldwide medical and humanitarian missions

To Afghan villagers, said General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, soldiers in combat gear, helmets, and body armor who don’t...

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Teamwork and collaboration lead to better medical care in hospital settings

Teamwork and collaboration lead to better medical care in hospital settings

Being a good team player may make all the difference when trying to save patients suffering from heart attacks....

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Refugee clinic fills needs for both patients and physicians-in-training

Refugee clinic fills needs for both patients and physicians-in-training

When Sachin Jain, M.D., M.P.H., asked his patient about her eating habits, she consulted with her interpreter, who...

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Roundup

Scholarship fund honors alumnus

Boston Scientific, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices, established in February a $1.7 million...

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Hospitals explore merger

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the financially troubled Hospital of Saint Raphael (HSR) announced in March that...

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Ghrelin levels linked to fertility

Mice whose mothers had low levels of ghrelin are less fertile and produce smaller litters, Yale researchers reported in...

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Exome sequencing yields target gene

Yale researchers have identified genetic mutations that can trigger severe hypertension through tumor formation in the...

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