Chronicle

Deputy dean deeply mourned at the School of Medicine

Deputy dean deeply mourned at the School of Medicine

Carolyn Slayman died on December 27 after a bout with cancer.

In the freezer of Carolyn Walch Slayman’s lab, her chief lab technician Ken Allen stored vials of cultures from her graduate school days studying biochemical genetics at Rockefeller University. They were set aside by her mentor, Nobel laureate E.L. Tatum, Ph.D., as a memento of what she had accomplished. Allen, who worked with Slayman for 42 years, planned to present them to her upon her retirement. Sadly, that day never came.Slayman passed away on December 27, 2016, during treatment for recurrent breast cancer, leaving a legacy that will have a lasting impact on the School of Medicine. She was 79.“It is difficult to overstate Carolyn’s...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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