Stories

Immune Cells vs. Cancer

Scientists are engineering immune cells to find and kill tumor cells. Geisel immunologist Charles Sentman, PhD, and colleagues from across Dartmouth are developing CAR T-cell therapies that can potentially treat nearly 80-90% of human tumors, as explained in this video. Read more about Dartmouth’s CAR T-cells. Learn more about Immunotherapy Innovation […]

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Check Your Privilege at the Border

Lisa V. Adams, MD, Director of the Center for Global Health Equity After 10 years of working in global health, Adams learned firsthand how easy it is for U.S. partners to inadvertently steamroll a global partnership and jeopardize an entire project. Adams explains in this TEDx Talk what’s at risk […]

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STEM, Stereotypes, and Role Models

Dartmouth Medical students lead a STEM program for high school students from under-resourced communities in the Upper Valley. But the program is about so much more than science, technology, engineering, and math, as Sha Ali’ 21 explains in this video. You can support students like Sha Ali ’21 and the […]

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Koop Institute Inspires Young Scholars in Prevention Science

Do teens who use e-cigarettes eventually take up cigarette smoking? How do fast-food commercials contribute to overeating in young children? Does alcohol advertising influence underage drinking? Faculty and students at Dartmouth’s C. Everett Koop Institute conduct the research needed to answer these questions. “As citizens and consumers, people have a […]

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Teaching by Example

Over the course of a long career in cardiac surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, John Sanders Jr., MD, Dartmouth College Class of 1964, taught dozens of residents and interns about how patients’ bodies work. But after retiring as a surgeon, he took a different approach to teaching. Now, as a […]

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Solving the Dilemmas of Detection and Delivery

When something goes awry in the brain, the consequences are often devastating. But neuromodulation—the use of stimulating electrical signals or miniscule devices to alter the way the nervous system functions—is opening new horizons in neurological healing. Arti Gaur, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine and […]

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Prolonging Health in Babies with Cystic Fibrosis

“Newborn babies with CF are often indistinguishable from other newborns and are beautiful, healthy babies,” explains Juliette Madan MED ’00, MS, an associate professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine and a neonatologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The complications arise within the first weeks and months of life. […]

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Taking on Cystic Fibrosis

Seventeen years ago, Sam Neff began receiving care for his cystic fibrosis (CF) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Manchester, New Hampshire, clinic—90 miles south of the main medical center. At the time, his parents didn’t know they were accessing a renowned team of physicians, nurses, scientists, and health-system researchers, all working toward a […]

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Mutations, Medications, and Persistence

Matching patients’ genetic profiles with effective treatments requires a highly skilled team of scientists and caregivers, a state-of-the-art pathology lab, and a willingness to chart a new course when needed. Two years ago, VitaMarie “Vivi” Torres was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer and told she probably had 6-12 months to […]

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