Popular alcoholism drug a failure, Yale study says

January 18, 2002
Last month, psychiatry professor John Krystal set out to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of naltrexone, a well-known treatment drug for alcoholism. But to his amazement, he found instead that it didn’t work at all. In the largest and longest placebo-controlled treatment study of its kind, Krystal studied 627 veteran patients being treated for alcohol dependence from »

Faculty of Engineering commits to strong future

November 29, 2001
With its 150th birthday just a year away, the Yale Faculty of Engineering is hoping to begin a new era of success and stability and move forward after its tumultuous past. In 1861, Yale was at the forefront of engineering education, making history by awarding the first engineering doctorate to Josiah Willard Gibbs. But since »

Doctors study strange illness

November 15, 2001
If a patient entered the Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency room with symptoms of acute diarrheal illness, odds were that doctors would not be able to tell the patient what caused them. The Emerging Infectious Program of the Yale University Medical School, which recently received a $1.2 million grant, just finished a two-year study looking strictly »

Surgeon confronts death in patients and in prose

November 12, 2001
Sherwin Nuland has lived in the presence of death all his life. It is only in his recent years that he has begun to write about what it means to be alive. “I spent the first 18 years of my life in a four-room apartment with five other people, watching somebody die,” recalls the surgeon »

Transfusions for anemia patients may save lives

October 31, 2001
Blood transfusions for anemic elderly heart attack victims can save lives, a Yale study has found. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, an associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine, led a research team that concluded if this advice is widely accepted, thousands of lives could be saved each year in the United States alone. “There had »

Biotech fair touts local jobs

October 25, 2001
The Omni hotel was host to a dozen local biotechnology companies Wednesday for a BioScience career fair that drew applicants from all across Connecticut and even as far away as New York. The fair, sponsored by Connecticut United for Research Excellence — or CURE — Connecticut Innovations, and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, »

Biotechnology experts discuss terrorism at panel

October 24, 2001
Anthrax attacks have made headlines across America in the past weeks, but bioterrorism experts at a Tuesday panel said that it is more dangerous to cross the street than to open mail. In front of about 100 people, the speakers at the “Averting Hostile Exploitation of Biotechnology” symposium at 55 Whitney Ave. discussed the future »

Can Yale help end the AIDS plague?

October 18, 2001
Every scientist’s dream, says researcher Dr. John Rose, is to do something that is really relevant to human health. But even when you are trying to save millions of lives, it pays to remember that everything has a price tag. A year ago, Rose, a member of the departments of Pathology and Cell Biology at »

Columbia may offer top job to U. Michigan chief

October 3, 2001
University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger may be offered the top spot at Columbia University in the next few days, the Columbia Daily Spectator said Tuesday. The Spectator quoted sources close to the Columbia search committee as saying an offer may come soon because of possible recent action by Michigan’s Board of Regents asking Bollinger »

Bennett Fisher ’66

October 1, 2001
A month and a half ago, Bennett Fisher ’66 and 1,000 other Americans travelled to Cowes, England, to participate in a regatta celebrating the 150th anniversary of the America’s Cup. Fisher, 58, shared a yacht with John Rousmaniere, 57, and 14 others for the 53-mile race and spent several days in a cramped apartment with »

Your mother’s recipe may be coming to dining halls

September 21, 2001
PanGeos, move over. Your mother’s meatloaf is the next step in improving Yale’s dining hall fare. The Berkeley College dining hall is participating in a pilot program that will put “homestyle” cooking on Yalies’ plates. The dining hall is asking parents of Berkeley students to send in their child’s favorite recipes. These dishes will then »

Women’s soccer begins season tonight at home

September 7, 2001
As far as the women’s soccer team is concerned, Sacred Heart and Ohio University might as well be No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 9 Connecticut — the biggest tests on the Bulldogs’ schedule. At least that’s the uncompromising attitude the Elis are taking into this weekend’s season openers. Yale begins play at home against »