Articles by: Geisel Communications

Long-Awaited Cystic Fibrosis Drug Could Turn Deadly Disease Into a Manageable Condition – The Washington Post

Read article – Brian O’Sullivan, professor of pediatrics, is quoted about a new cystic fibrosis therapy that dramatically improved patients’ lung function and showed clear signs of targeting the genetic root of the disease, instead of just alleviating symptoms—a breakthrough so long-sought that many doctors and patients are moved to tears when talking about it. “I’m in my 60s now, and I never thought I would see this day. It’s pretty amazing,” says O’Sullivan, who was not involved in the study.

How Long Space Voyages Could Mess With Our Minds – BBC

Read article – Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article about the impact of long space voyages on an astronaut’s mental health. Buckey, a former astronaut who flew on NASA’s Space Shuttle flight STS-90 in 1998, is running an experiment using virtual reality at the U.S. South Pole and Australian Antarctic stations this winter to see if it can help with the psychological demands of being isolated. “You do feel when you’re in the VR headset like you’ve been removed from your day-to-day environment,” says Buckey. (Picked up by Sky Statement.)

U.S.-Born Residents More Than Five Times Likely to Use Prescription Opioids Than New Immigrants – Science Blog

Read article – Features a study co-authored by Brian Sites, professor of anesthesiology and of orthopaedics, and fellow researchers at the University of Michigan that found that the longer immigrants live in the United States, the more likely they are to use prescription opioids—a fact that contradicts popular views linking wealth and health.

A Million-Dollar Marketing Juggernaut Pushes 3D Mammograms – Kaiser Health News

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Steve Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how the 3D mammography industry is upselling customers on high-tech breast cancer screenings. “There’s a lot of money to be made,” says Woloshin, who published a study in January showing that the healthcare industry spends $30 billion a year on marketing. (Similar coverage in Health Imaging, FierceHealthcare, and The Eagle.)