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Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Increased ALS Risk

Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Increased ALS Risk

There is an important association between eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury and being at a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released this week.

Marsch Testifies Before the U.S. House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

In a briefing to the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Geisel professor Lisa Marsch, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, presented data from her NIDA-funded New Hampshire Hot Spot Study on heroin and synthetic drug use.

Ambrose Cheung Receives National Scholar-Innovator Award

Dartmouth researcher Ambrose Cheung, MD, has received a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, one of only a few given annually to top physician-scientists in the U.S. The award will support Cheung’s promising research to develop a vaccine or drug to combat MRSA—virulent staph bacteria causing infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

Surachai Supattapone Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine, is among four Dartmouth professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

Building a Common IRB Platform for Advancing Research

Led by Alan I. Green, MD, a team of scientists at Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Geisel’s department of Biomedical Data Science are helping to lead a national effort to centralize IRB (institutional review board) review for clinical research among the NIH’s 64 CTSA research centers.

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