University joins biotech firms for genome venture

October 12, 2005 • 0
Just as Columbus’ map showed him the location of new lands but failed to show him what he would find there, scientists now have a map of the entire human genome, and they too must set out on a journey to determine the genes’ functions. Yale is joining forces with other biomedical institutions in an »

Students choose to volunteer at Yale-New Haven Hospital

October 5, 2005 • 0
Many pre-med Yalies grow accustomed to making the trek up Science Hill for chemistry lectures, but those who seek an experience outside the classroom may take a path in the opposite direction — down the hill to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Volunteering at the hospital is becoming increasingly popular among undergraduates at Yale who want to »

Y-NH installs tracking system

September 27, 2005 • 0
The idea of a device that can track a person’s every move may call forth images from George Orwell’s “1984,” but in practice a tracking system installed at Yale-New Haven Hospital allows administrators to locate equipment, staff and patients throughout the building as part of an effort to streamline hospital operations. The active-RFID tracking system, »

MCAT will receive facelift before 2007

September 15, 2005 • 1
Like many prospective medical students, Charles Drucker ’08 is preparing to apply to medical school. He is taking the pre-requisite courses, doing scientific research in a lab and leafing through a test prep book for the MCAT, or Medical College Admission Test — the SAT of medical schools. But he and other pre-meds might be »

Possible tumor cause identified

September 7, 2005 • 0
It seems the science of stem cells has a permanent spot on the media radar, as certain types of stem cells have the ability to develop into any cell in the body. A recent discovery at the Yale School of Medicine brings science one step closer to unlocking the therapeutic potential of these precursors. Angelique »