by Thomas Breen | Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm | Comments (6)
The City Plan Commission has signed off on Yale’s proposed renovation of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, paving the way for significantly more exhibition space, bus parking, and pedestrian connections to Yale’s Science Hill.
The new design doesn’t include a cafeteria, so visitors made hungry by the insects and dinosaurs on display will still have to find lunch elsewhere — to the disappointment of some commissioners.
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by Natalie Semmel | Jan 24, 2019 4:24 pm
“You have to wait for it to light up,” Willie Wilson said to Prince Toney.
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by Allan Appel | Jan 23, 2019 4:36 pm | Comments (3)
In the early 2000s, a Yale scientist discovers why cutting your arm or finger can result in nerve cells regenerating, but not so if your injury is in the spinal column. He figures out how to inhibit the inhibitors of regeneration for the central nervous system.
In 2010, a company is formed to research the drug, and it passes tests with mice, rats, and monkeys.
In early 2019, human clinical trials are all set to go, giving hope to nearly 17,000 people a year — many young adults — with paralyzing spinal injuries, for whom there’s no reversing treatment, only physical therapy.
Then comes the federal government shutdown.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 10, 2019 3:12 pm | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp sees opportunity in the current misfortunes of downtown’s Temple Medical Center.
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by Thomas Breen | Jan 8, 2019 5:04 pm | Comments (3)
Invest in job training. Invest in physical spaces. Invest in accessibility.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 12, 2018 1:33 pm | Comments (7)
New Haven will soon get its first medical marijuana dispensary and it’s coming to upper Whalley Avenue
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by Staff | Oct 4, 2018 6:59 pm | Comments (1)
Two pathbreaking New Haveners won prestigious MacArthur “genius” awards Thursday.
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by Paul Bass & Jeffrey Davitz | Oct 2, 2018 5:26 pm | Comments (2)
Chinese schools are using artificial intelligence-empowered facial recognition to keep watch over students, and prod them to perform better.
They’re cheering. Should we?
And are our classrooms next?
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by Allan Appel | Sep 3, 2018 10:08 am | Comments (1)
Kids in New Haven this summer learned how the electricity in their muscles, signalled by the brain, lifts things up — the power behind many prosthetic devices.
Just by using using a couple of light blue hand weights and a spinning chair, they took a fun lesson on why stars and planets at the center of a galaxy spin faster than those on the far reaches.
And, if their number came up, they could win a Connecticut (football) Cowboys Fan Club back pack in a raffle.
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by Isis Davis-Marks | Aug 7, 2018 4:03 pm
On Tuesday, an excited group of middle schoolers learned about the importance of geographical mapping systems.
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