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Congress Avenue project gains the backing of city officials

Plans for a new research and teaching complex on Congress Avenue took several large steps forward over the winter, bringing the planning process for the proposed 440,000-square-foot structure closer to completion.

New Haven’s Board of Aldermen approved the plans on March 15, leaving a final review by the City Plan Commission in May. The Yale Corporation, which is reviewing the project in stages, endorsed the design development phase last fall. In early April, the Corporation authorized funding for construction documents for the building.

“This building is about more than bricks and mortar,” Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., said at a press conference with city officials and community leaders in February. “It’s about people and ideas and the creation of a favorable environment for making medical breakthroughs. By having a clear focus on disease, I think we will see real advances that impact...

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Raiding the reservoir

AIDS Researcher David Ho reports on “hidden HIV” and potential new avenues of attack.In 1996, when Time magazine named David Ho, M.D., as its man of the year, people with AIDS were enjoying the first glimmers of hope for long-term survival, thanks to the combination therapies he and others helped develop. They were living longer, and the new treatments kept many with HIV from developing full-blown AIDS.Three years...

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“First aid” for medical students

Every spring second-year medical students across the country prepare for the first of three exams collectively known as...

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Yale-created Lyme vaccine hits the market

LYMErix, a vaccine against Lyme disease based on Yale research licensed to SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, received...

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“What’s in your Medicine Cabinet?” gives the public an inside look at drug discovery

During the past 150 years, scientists and physicians first discovered that germs, bacteria and viruses caused disease,...

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A “toxic mismatch” in Havana

A student’s research on Cuban HIV policy shows the potential for higher rates of infection.For years Cuba had the...

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NCI renews Cancer Center’s comprehensive designation

The Yale Cancer Center, which is marking its 25th year in 1999, has again earned designation from the National Cancer...

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Graduate students celebrate common ground at research symposium

Toiling away in a highly specialized branch of scientific research, a graduate student may feel isolated at times,...

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In Macedonia refugee camp, students serve as volunteers

As the exodus of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo continued this spring, a team of student emissaries left for neighboring...

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Elective C-sections found to reduce HIV transmission to infants

An international study has found that elective caesarean sections, coupled with anti-retroviral therapy, can reduce the...

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Outlook for Y2K: partly cloudy but no hurricanes in sight

The medical school’s computer infrastructure and processor-controlled medical devices are largely in good shape for the...

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Digital imaging center comes to library

Students, residents and faculty members can now create presentation graphics, put videotapes of lectures online and...

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Magnetic stimulation offers relief to schizophrenia patients

Pulsing a magnetic field into the brain can temporarily reduce or stop the imaginary voices heard by schizophrenic...

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Apoptosis gene suggests new target for chemotherapy

Yale scientists who identified a gene that enables cancer cells to evade one of the body’s mechanisms for weeding out...

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Unveiling of protein structure could yield tumor-starving drugs

In a finding that could result in more effective angiogenesis blockers, biochemists at Yale and Cornell have discovered...

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Salmonella vector overcomes an obstacle

A year ago, scientists at Yale and Vion Pharmaceuticals reported success in experiments that used a modified salmonella...

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A simple test to predict presence of Alzheimer’s

Dementia often goes unrecognized in elderly people because tests for it are difficult and time-consuming. Yale...

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