University joins biotech firms for genome venture

October 12, 2005
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
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
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
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
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 »