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2006-06-20 15:23:23

New Haven, Conn. -- An international team of astronomers led by researchers at Yale has obtained key infrared observations that reveal the nature of quasar particle jets that originate just outside super-massive black holes at the center of galaxies and radiate across the spectrum from radio to X-ray wavelengths; a complementary study of jet X-ray emission led by astronomers at the University of Southampton, reaches the same conclusion. Both studies involve the jet of the quasar 3C273,...

2006-04-21 12:47:31

By Jason Szep NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao told Yale University students on Friday that China's rapid development was not a threat as he wrapped up a U.S. visit amid demonstrations by several thousand people. Hu visited the Ivy League campus a day after talks with President Bush that were marred by gaffes and which failed to bridge gaps over the Chinese currency or on how to resolve nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea. In a speech to Yale students,...

2006-04-21 00:49:16

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao winds up a four-day visit to the United States on Friday with a speech at Yale University after a stop in Washington that failed to produce any major breakthroughs on an array of economic and security issues. Hu sat down with President Bush on Thursday for what both sides described as constructive talks despite a lack of movement in differences over the Chinese currency or on how to resolve nuclear disputes with Iran...

2006-03-02 12:49:59

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peru plans to sue Yale University to recover thousands of artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu more than 90 years ago, after negotiations broke down and the sides accused each other this week of bad faith. Peru is seeking the return of some 4,900 artifacts from the Inca citadel, including ceramics, cloths and metalwork. Peru says they were lent to Yale for 18 months in 1916, but the New Haven, Connecticut, university has kept them ever since....

2005-12-01 17:50:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru plans to sue Yale University for the return of 4,900 artifacts taken from Machu Picchu, the fabled Inca citadel, by a U.S. explorer nearly a century ago, the government said on Thursday. Peru's National Culture Institute, or INC, said the artifacts, which include Inca ceramics, cloths, metalwork and human bones, were lent to Yale for 18 months in 1916, but the New Haven, Connecticut, university has made them part of its collection....

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2005-11-28 08:10:00

By Belinda Yu BOSTON -- Jennifer Myung owes $55,000 to the U.S. government, and for the first time, she isn't worried about paying it back. That's because she has swapped a budding career as a concert violinist for an investment banking job. Myung made that career switch in October. With two graduate degrees from Boston's New England Conservatory, the 25-year-old gifted violinist turned down a rare opening with the New World Symphony and an audition for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A recent...

2005-11-28 08:18:07

By Belinda Yu BOSTON (Reuters) - Jennifer Myung owes $55,000 to the U.S. government, and for the first time, she isn't worried about paying it back. That's because she has swapped a budding career as a concert violinist for an investment banking job. Myung made that career switch in October. With two graduate degrees from Boston's New England Conservatory, the 25-year-old gifted violinist turned down a rare opening with the New World Symphony and an audition for the Boston Symphony...

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2005-11-08 13:12:45

New Haven, Conn. "“ Researchers at Yale have brought to light a mechanism that regulates the way an internal organelle, the Golgi apparatus, duplicates as cells prepare to divide, according to a report in Science Express. Graham Warren, professor of cell biology, and his colleagues at Yale study Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite that causes Sleeping Sickness. Like many parasites, it is exceptionally streamlined and has only one of each internal organelle, making it ideal for studying...

2005-10-04 14:23:14

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Yale School of Medicine show how hospitals can streamline procedures to reduce the time they take to treat heart attack patients. The NIH-sponsored study, published in the September Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reports methods for delivery of rapid care based on the experiences of top programs. Studies have found that while every minute counts, few hospitals are able to perform at levels recommended by national guidelines. To...

2005-09-22 14:52:18

A state-of-the-art treatment program developed at Yale School of Medicine increases survival from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) and spares some patients the need for additional therapy. The results are presented in the lead article of September's Gynecologic Oncology. The research team, led by senior author Peter E. Schwartz, M.D., The John Slade Ely Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vice Chair and Director, determined that a combination of platinum-based...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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