Obama offers scientists hope for renewed stem cell research

December 3, 2008 • 0
On the night of Nov. 4, as Yale students saturated Old Campus with jubilant brass bands, tears of joy and outbursts of patriotic song to celebrate Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election, scientists across campus may have been cracking open champagne bottles too. From the top of Science Hill down to the Medical »

Genetics professor studies proteins, wins big prizes

October 29, 2008 • 0
With his greying, Provost Salovey-like moustache, round tortoise glasses and small stature, Arthur Horwich does not fit the mold of a world-famous scientist. Between conversations about the Chicago Bears and spirited impersonations in a faux-German accent, however, Horwich, Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics at the Yale School of Medicine, quickly lends support to the old »

The ‘Holy Grail’ of blood-vessel insight

September 24, 2008 • 0
Sitting in his office on the fourth floor of Kline Biology Tower, Craig Crews, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, explains his initial curiosity that led him to research at Yale. TNP-470, a small molecule of interest that seemed to prevent the growth of blood vasculature, had “been found in humans, but we had »