Public-health program draws diverse crowd

When she worked to raise money for an AIDS advocacy organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, as a high school student, Lauren Taylor ’08 said a career involving health was only a faint possibility in the distant future. But all that changed when she came to Yale. When she arrived at Yale, courses like “AIDS and […]

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Engineering to move to UHS site

For decades, Yale students have schlepped to 17 Hillhouse Ave. in hopes of battling off the tiny germs that cause their colds and coughs. But a few years from now, the only thing tiny they will find there are the nanowires and quantum dots that have captured the intrigue of Yale engineers. Yale University Health […]

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More lab spaces a must for expansion

With the addition of two new residential colleges, Science Hill might one day be bustling with undergraduates. So many of them, in fact, that there might not be enough room for them in the nearby science laboratories. Administrators vow the two colleges proposed to go up on Prospect Street will inject new life into Science […]

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Disordered eating

You count calories, you exercise daily, you’ve gone on crash diets to lose weight — but you tell yourself you’re just “living healthy.” While these may not be symptoms of a clinically diagnosable eating disorder, experts and student activists on campus say that they constitute a pattern of disordered eating — a condition that may […]

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Viruses may fight brain tumors

Viruses may be a useful therapeutic arsenal against the most pervasive forms of brain tumors — provided they can be engineered to be safe, a recent study by researchers at the medial school reported this week. When vesicular stomatitis virus — a lab-created virus distantly related to the rabies viruses — is administered into the […]

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‘Green’ events up for gold, silver and bronze

A recent collaboration between the Yale Sustainability Office, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, Yale Recycling and Yale Catering will give community members a chance to take “green” matters into their own hands — and receive awards for it. The four organizations have developed a set of practical advice, called Sustainable Event Guidelines, for campus event […]

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Med. school scientists develop blood test for early-stage ovarian cancer

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have developed a blood test that detects early-stage ovarian cancer with 99.4 percent accuracy, which researchers say will temper the high death races associated with the disease. The blood test is a marked improvement over a diagnostic technique developed by the same group in 2005 that detected ovarian […]

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Summers explores science of sexuality

What is desire? How would one describe and study it? How does it change over one’s lifetime? “And what are its units — centimeters per second?” joked professor Bill Summers, who has been teaching “The Biology of Gender and Sexuality,” more commonly known as “Porn in the Morn,” for four years. “I mean, it sounds […]

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Nursing dean’s study one of most influential

Groundbreaking research by Yale School of Nursing Dean Margaret Grey and her colleagues was recently honored as being among the top ten most influential nursing studies in the 22-year history of the National Institute of Nursing Research, according to “Changing Practice, Changing Lives: 10 Landmark Nursing Research Studies,” a publication issued by the NINR last […]

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Elis unconcerned by campus drug use

It started as a way to pack more into his days. A Yale junior, who asked to remain anonymous, began taking Ritalin when his friend offered him a bottle she had inherited from someone who had stopped taking his prescription. He has been taking Ritalin “on and off” for just under a year now. And […]

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Dean engineers crack in glass ceiling

When she conceptualized the freshman seminar “The Engineering of Ice Cream,” Kyle Vanderlick, then the chair of Princeton’s Chemical Engineering Department, was looking for a way to get college students excited about the possibilities of engineering. The introductory-level engineering course packed in all the basics — everything from the thermodynamics of refrigerators and the chemistry […]

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