Articles by: Geisel Communications

‘They’re Everywhere’: Common Foods Linked to Elevated Levels of PFAS in Body – Common Dreams

Read article – Megan Romano, an associate professor of epidemiology, is quoted in an article about her study into PFAS “forever chemicals” found in food. “The results definitely point toward the need for environmental stewardship, and keeping PFAS out of the environment and food chain,” Romano said. “Now we’re in a situation where they’re everywhere and are going to stick around even if we do aggressive remediation.”

There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About Algal Blooms – The Post-Journal

Read article – Elijah Stommel, a professor of neurology, is cited in an article about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Stommel notes that in the same way that cancers and infectious diseases have environmental risk factors and are tracked in registries, scientists are learning neurodegenerative diseases have similar risk factors, so a state registry makes sense for ALS.

A User’s Guide To Midlife – The New York Times

Read article – Susan Roberts, the senior associate dean of foundational research at the Geisel School of Medicine, is quoted in an article about the aches and pains associated with aging. Roberts notes that biological changes start to occur in midlife that can affect the body’s composition and metabolism. “I don’t think the brain is the only piece of this, but I think it’s an important piece that is not really recognized,” Roberts said.

FDA Advisors Voted Against MDM Therapy—Researchers Are Still Fighting for It – BBC

Read article – Paul Holtzheimer, a professor of psychiatry and surgery, is quoted in an article about MDMA therapy. “The difference between the active and the placebo group is statistically significant by (the authors’) analyses, but relatively small enough that I think the role of expectation bias cannot at all be discounted as potentially accounting for a lot of that difference,” Holtzheimer said.

Mental Health Crisis? There’s an App for That – Plugged In

Read article – Nicholas Jacobson, an assistant professor of biomedical data science and psychiatry, is featured in an article about Therabot, a text-based AI app in development at Dartmouth designed to improve access to mental health care. “We’ve heard ‘I love you, Therabot’ multiple times already,” Jacobson said. “People are engaging with it at times that I would never respond if I were engaging with clients. They’re engaging with it at 3 a.m. when they can’t sleep, and it responds immediately.”