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YSM scientists to congresswoman: flat research funding is hurting us

Online onlyYSM scientists to congresswoman: flat research funding is hurting us

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat who represents New Haven and neighboring towns in the U.S. Congress, came to the medical school on June 7 to hear scientists describe the impacts of reduced federal funding for research—having to choose between their own salaries and buying lab supplies, postdocs who are abandoning careers in research, and jobs in labs eliminated. The downpour that day was a suitable...

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Noncommunicable diseases take a toll in the developing world

Online onlyNoncommunicable diseases take a toll in the developing world

There is good news in global health, but not for everyone. Over the past four decades mortality rates have decreased in all age groups, but some parts of the world still fare poorly. And while international public health efforts have focused on such communicable diseases as HIV and malaria, 75 percent of deaths globally are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include chronic diseases and injuries.The...

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From back pains to bee stings, Yale docs keep tennis pros and fans healthy

Online onlyFrom back pains to bee stings, Yale docs keep tennis pros and fans healthy

When promoter Jim Westhall brought pro tennis to New Haven in 1990, the wooden spectator stands on the Yale campus...

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A new director at Fair Haven Community Health Center

Online onlyA new director at Fair Haven Community Health Center

When Katrina Clark, M.P.H. ’71, took the helm of Fair Haven Community Health Center 40 years ago, it was a walk-in...

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Grant promotes empathy by example

Online onlyGrant promotes empathy by example

No one would deny the value of the biotechnological revolution for medical care, but as medicine became more of a...

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Increasing minority presence on the medical faculty

Online onlyIncreasing minority presence on the medical faculty

For more than a century after the first African-American graduated from the School of Medicine in 1857, only about two...

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Alumni honored for service to San Francisco’s uninsured

Online onlyAlumni honored for service to San Francisco’s uninsured

Two alumni of the School of Medicine were among four alumni to receive the Yale-Jefferson Public Service Award for...

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Small molecule offers big hope for heart disease sufferers

Online onlySmall molecule offers big hope for heart disease sufferers

Live long enough and you will likely suffer from some form of heart disease. Blockages in arteries can restrict heart...

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Stem cell research thriving in Connecticut

Online onlyStem cell research thriving in Connecticut

When the state of Connecticut began awarding grants for stem cell research in 2005, only a handful of scientists were...

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As a Yale student, surgeon general nominee’s energy and compassion were apparent

Online onlyAs a Yale student, surgeon general nominee’s energy and compassion were apparent

When Vivek Murthy, M.D. ’03, MBA ’03, spoke on a panel at his 10th year Yale medical school reunion in 2012, he said...

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Book tree brings holiday spirit to historical library

Online onlyBook tree brings holiday spirit to historical library

The National Union Catalog has many uses, but this holiday season it’s become a “book tree,” a pyramid of green bound...

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As health reform looms, a new leader at YMG

As health reform looms, a new leader at YMG

In March Paul Taheri, M.D., M.B.A., left Shelburne, Vt., a suburb of Burlington, for a new job in New Haven. Taheri,...

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When viewing their own possessions, hoarders’ brains light up under fMRI

When viewing their own possessions, hoarders’ brains light up under fMRI

In the spring of 1947, two brothers named Homer and Langley Collyer were discovered dead in their Harlem brownstone. To...

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Two key genetic mutations open new pathways to treating meningioma

Murat Günel, M.D., HS ’98, can now look at the MRI of a patient with meningioma and tell with almost complete certainty...

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Roundup

Health and fat’s excess energy

Yale scientists have found that excess energy is packaged into fundamentally different fat deposits, which are...

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Predictor for inpatient care

Though elderly people with heart failure often enter the hospital over and over, it’s hard to estimate a specific...

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Why heavy drinkers can’t quit

The brains of heavy drinkers, Yale scientists reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in March, are more...

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Making an old brain young

Yale scientists have reversed a molecular switch that helps the brain make the transition from teenager to adult. They...

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