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For a world of emerging diseases, a revived program in microbiology

Three decades ago, it seemed that modern medicine had virtually eliminated many infectious diseases. Armed with antibiotics, vaccines and a sense of victory in the war against microbes, medical schools began to look at the discipline of microbiology in a different light, and in 1972 Yale joined others in disbanding its department. By the 1980s, however, such deadly microbes as HIV, Ebola, Marburg ...

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Dissecting the body with the click of a mouse

Exploring the depths of the human body is one of the hallmarks of the first year of medical school. Through new computer software that offers three-dimensional views of human anatomy, Yale students can now dissect the body with the click of a mouse.The new computer teaching tool provides a complement to standard anatomy training in the cadaver lab. Based on data from the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human...

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Brain surgery, without opening the skull

For decades neurosurgeons have treated diseases of the brain by beaming radiation inside the skull, sidestepping the...

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Lyme disease vaccines prove effective

Clinical trials conducted at Yale over the past two years have proven the effectiveness of two Lyme disease...

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Physician associates gain their master’s

Starting next year, graduates of the physician associate program will receive master’s degrees instead of the graduate...

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11 grants awarded to advance research in women’s health

The Ethel F. Donaghue Women’s Health Investigator Program at Yale announced its first round of grants in August for...

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A high school link to the Human Genome Project

With the help of a Yale geneticist, some New Haven-area high school students have been advancing the frontiers of...

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Estrogen studies yield hope of breast cancer treatment

Yale University researchers have visualized in atomic detail how two important female sex hormones, progesterone and...

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Seeing the whole person instead of the disease

racing the rise of medical technology from ancient examples of trepanation to the advent of the X-ray, John H....

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Weighing privacy and progress, Congress considers limits on patient data

Advances in genetic screening abilities have put the medical world on alert about threats to patient privacy. In...

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Building a town-gown partnership, from high school to medical school

A five-year collaboration between Yale University and New Haven’s Career High School entered a new phase in September,...

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A new tool to combat cocaine addiction

Yale researchers have found that a combination of medication and counseling can be effective in treating cocaine...

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A new strategy for stroke and Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that blocking an enzyme known to be involved in cell death could help...

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Personal warmth, hostile slogans for medical delegation to Iran

On their arrival at a hotel in the Iranian desert city of Shiraz, members of a medical delegation from the West,...

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Yale ethicist defends safeguards in human investigations

Is the pace of medical advances moving beyond existing safeguards regarding the use of human subjects in...

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Children thrive when fathers stay at home

Fathers can play the traditional child-rearing role of mothers with no detriment to the children, according to a...

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HIV drug resistance an increasing threat

Despite the clinical gains a new generation of AIDS medications have yielded, drug-resistant strains of HIV and the...

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“Ticked off” about Lyme disease treatment

While physicians discussed therapies, vaccines and research at a Yale symposium on Lyme disease in early June, several...

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