Bio Haven: How Yale and New Haven are building a future together
New Haven’s biotech community has seen fits and starts, but today it is achieving critical mass. Upwards of 50 biotech and medical device companies employ more than 5,000 people in greater New Haven. Yale School of Medicine has been instrumental in the communty's growth.
How Medical Research Is Boosting Connecticut’s Economy
Jason Thomson’s personal journey illustrates an economic shift in Connecticut. After he was laid off by Pfizer six years ago, he found a great job at the Yale Stem Cell Center. The center's groundbreaking research is leading to clinical advances and helping to foster a bioscience startup industry.
For a cross-country skier, disk replacement surgery ended a battle with back pain
Danette Guay, 49, of Middletown, suffered back pain but balked at a spinal fusion procedure. Instead, artificial disk replacement allows her to continue to enjoy gardening and cross-country skiing.Source: Yale Medicine
Innovative breast reconstruction: An amazing result enhances self-esteem
For Lauren Raccio, breast cancer treatment at Yale Medicine started because her life was in danger. The journey involved a remarkable form of breast reconstruction called ‘DIEP flap.’ The result is a breast that looks and feels natural, and is more resilient to radiation after surgery.Source: Yale Medicine
Art therapy: helping families cope with cancer
A new art therapy program at Yale Medicine Cancer Center is designed to help patients and their loved ones bond as well as to cope with fear and grief. Using a variety of tools and media, including pencils, pastels, markers, acrylic paint, collage and clay, the art therapist, Elizabeth Ferguson, helps patients and their families express strong feelings.Source: Yale Medicine