For two decades, Lawrence Rizzolo, the director of medical studies at the Yale School of Medicine, has been working towards a project that aims to transplant young, healthy retinal cells to replace diseased tissues in the eyes of patients who are going blind.

Federal stem cell ruling blocks Yale scientists

September 3, 2010 • 6
For two decades, Lawrence Rizzolo, the director of medical studies at the Yale School of Medicine, has been working toward a project that aims to transplant young, healthy retinal cells to replace diseased tissues in the eyes of patients who are going blind. But now Rizzolo fears he may have to delay, or even stop, »

Med School rides grant funding

February 23, 2010 • 0
Federal stimulus funding has been a boon for the Yale School of Medicine this past year, but now the school must prepare for the day when that extra money is gone. While most of Yale’s professional schools are tightening their budgets because they are receiving less endowment funding for the upcoming fiscal year, the School »

Applications to Med School hit record high

February 17, 2010 • 4
The Yale School of Medicine received its highest ever number of applications this year, Director of Admissions Richard Silverman said Tuesday. The school received 4,243 applications for the 2010-’11 academic year, up 4 percent from last year, Silverman said. He said he expects the admission rate for the class of 2014 to remain fairly consistent »
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Despite resources, STI testing rates a concern

February 9, 2010 • 14
While Yale students have proven their prowess in final exams and standardized tests, when it comes to testing for sexually transmitted infections, there is still room for improvement. According to a poll of 1,770 undergraduate Yalies conducted by the News, only half of sexually active females and 35.3 percent of sexually active males have been »

Yale joins Haiti effort

January 27, 2010 • 0
A team of six physicians and medical professionals from the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital flew to Haiti Tuesday morning to provide humanitarian aid for up to two weeks. Team members said they hope to help out with Haiti’s recent crisis by collaborating with the groups already on the ground. “We really »

No more swine flu isolation

January 26, 2010 • 1
As the number of swine flu cases declines across the state and nation, Yale, too, is on the mend. Reversing its previous policy enacted last fall in response to the H1N1 influenza scare, Yale University Health Services announced Monday that students who experience flu-like illness no longer have to isolate themselves, and meals will no »

Connecticut day cares fall short of state rules

January 20, 2010 • 0
A study led by Yale School of Nursing Professor Angela Crowley has revealed that Connecticut child care centers and family day care homes are not complying with state health and safety regulations. The study, which analyzed the results of 1,422 random inspections conducted from 2006 to 2008 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Licensing »

Pepsi opens New Haven research lab

January 12, 2010 • 6
Yale scientists have a new colleague in PepsiCo. The food and beverage giant opened a research laboratory last week at 25 Science Park. In New Haven, the corporation will also fund a graduate fellowship in the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the Yale School of Medicine to support research on nutrition and obesity-related diseases, such as Type »

1,500 Swine flu vaccines arrive

November 17, 2009 • 2
After weeks of delayed shipments and rationed vaccinations, Yale will inoculate students for swine flu at two clinics Wednesday and Thursday, University Health Services announced Monday. The University received 1,500 doses of swine flu vaccine from the Connecticut Department of Public Health Monday, YUHS Director Paul Genecin said Monday. While 300 doses were reserved for »

250 vaccinated for swine flu

November 16, 2009 • 0
The swine flu vaccine is now available for high-risk students, YUHS Director Paul Genecin said in an e-mail to the News Friday. While the vaccine was previously available only for pregnant women and children ages two to five, Genecin said students with asthma and other at-risk conditions should call University Student Health Services as soon »

Yale to revise licensing for medicines in poor countries

November 10, 2009 • 0
Yale joined five other universities Monday in calling for the expanded distribution of medicines in poor countries. The University will add financial and legal incentives to its research licenses and patents to encourage drug companies to provide cheaper access to medicine in developing countries, administrators said. But the University’s ability to pressure companies, they added, »

Pre-med requirements could be revised

November 6, 2009 • 10
Prerequisite courses for pre-meds could soon become a thing of the past. The American Association of Medical Colleges, which represents the nation’s 131 accredited medical schools, will meet in Boston Sunday to discuss whether medical school applicants can fulfill a checklist of skills instead of completing a set of courses. The new requirements, medical school »