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In Syria, the world’s shame

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When Jennifer Leaning, M.D., S.M.H., spoke on the war in Syria at internal medicine grand rounds on March 30, she could have had no idea that within a week a chemical attack against civilians there would provoke an international crisis. In response to that attack, which killed more than 70 people, President Donald Trump ordered a missile bombardment of a Syrian air base. Syria, he said, had...

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A thesis in three minutes

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The poster plastered around the Yale campus was succinct: Three Minutes, One Slide, Big Ideas.This was the three-minute thesis competition. Graduate students and postdocs would have just three minutes to boil their research down to its basics, with just one slide to illustrate their thesis.On April 13 the 11 finalists in Yale’s first ever three-minute thesis competition made their elevator pitches before about 50...

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Town hall features new dean for diversity

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During his undergraduate days at the University of California, Berkeley, Darin A. Latimore, M.D., felt like an...

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Deputy dean deeply mourned at the School of Medicine

Deputy dean deeply mourned at the School of Medicine

In the freezer of Carolyn Walch Slayman’s lab, her chief lab technician Ken Allen stored vials of cultures from her...

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Crossing disciplines, Yale scientists unravel Zika’s secrets

Crossing disciplines, Yale scientists unravel Zika’s secrets

Two black chalkboards, covered with squiggles and ovals in blue, arrows in yellow, and words like “mitophagy” and...

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An opioid crisis in the city and a bad night in the emergency room

On the night of June 23, it was all hands on deck in the emergency department of Yale New Haven Hospital. Staff members...

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Robert Rock, art, justice, and medicine

Robert Rock, art, justice, and medicine

One afternoon this past autumn, Robert Rock took a group of first-year medical students to the Yale University Art...

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Roundup

Immune system also controls weight

Recent studies have revealed that in addition to warding off bacteria and viruses, the immune system takes on functions...

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“Blue state” parents more likely to vaccinate their teens

Parents in the more liberal “blue states” are more likely than parents in conservative “red states” to vaccinate teens...

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Ancestral role for female orgasm

Scientists have long tried to explain the origins of the female orgasm, which appears to play no role in human...

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Wildfire surge traced to climate change

Climate change is likely to cause a surge in wildfires in the western United States that will expose tens of millions...

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