Nanoparticles reduce herpes symptoms

October 23, 2012 • 1116
Yale researchers have developed nanoparticle technology that could one day cure herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. Mark Saltzman, chair of the biomedical engineering department of the Yale School of Medicine, and researchers in his laboratory have been working to develop nanoparticles to decrease symptom severity and boost survival rates of mice with HSV-2. »
At a Monday event hosted by Net Impact, panelists discussed socially conscious careers.

Panelists champion careers in social good

October 17, 2012 • 9
For all Yale students considering investment banking, Doug Hausladen ’04 has a message for you: Do not go to the dark side. The undergraduate organization Net Impact hosted an event to launch its organization on Tuesday that aimed to inspire Yale students to explore the field of social enterprise — or socially-conscious entrepreneurship. The panel »

Medical marijuana stirs pot of controversy

October 15, 2012 • 177
Connecticut residents suffering from a variety of severe illnesses can now legally purchase medical marijuana due to a law that went into effect Oct. 1. The act, which the state General Assembly passed on May 5 and signed into law several weeks later, makes Connecticut the 17th state to permit medicinal marijuana use. According to »

Dr. Roy Herbst talks cancer research

October 2, 2012 • 1
In March of 2011, Dr. Roy S. Herbst ‘84 GRD ‘84, began his tenure as Chief of Medical Oncology for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Associate Director for Translational Research. Prior to his work at the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Herbst served as Chief of the Department of Thoracic/Head »
The Yale University Art Gallery concludes its installation of three new sculptures in its garden today as a crane delivered them to their new home.

New sculptures land in gallery garden

September 14, 2012 • 0
Beverages are not permitted in the Yale University Art Gallery, but on Wednesday morning the security team made an exception for YUAG Director Jock Reynolds’ coffee. The staff of the gallery had arrived unusually early in the morning to watch a crane lift three new sculptures into the museum’s rooftop garden. Though the gallery’s grand »

Honors cutoffs rose for 2012 grads

September 7, 2012 • 1031
For the second year in a row, the minimum GPA required for Yale College graduates to earn Latin honors increased in the spring. Members of the class of 2012 needed a 3.95 GPA to graduate summa cum laude, a 3.89 to graduate magna cum laude and a 3.80 to graduate cum laude, according to data »