Articles by: Geisel Communications

Annual Mammograms Starting at 40 Saves Most Lives – HealthDay News

Read article – Debra Monticciolo, a professor of radiology, is featured in an article about her research into the benefits of screening for breast cancer from the age of 40. “The biggest takeaway point of our study is that annual screening beginning at 40 and continuing to at least age 79 gives … the most cancer deaths averted, and the most years of life gained,” Monticciolo said. (Picked up by U.S. News & World Report, Medical Xpress, VTCNG.)

‘Unprecedented’ Results for CAR-T Cells in Lupus May Signify New Era in Treatment – Healio

Read article – William Rigby, a professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, is featured in an article about the success of Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in lupus. “It may be the newest, greatest thing since sliced bread. It looks awfully good. But there is a very limited number of patients who have been in trials,” Rigby said.

Do Antibodies Help Vaccines Protect Against Herpes – Precision Vaccinations

Read article – David Leib, chair and a professor of microbiology and immunology, is featured in an article about his Geisel School of Medicine study in collaboration with Thayer School of Engineering into the role of antibodies in fighting herpes simplex virus infections. “Despite three decades of trying, the scientific community has been unable to develop an effective vaccine against herpes, and I think the main issue has been that we haven’t fully understood what we need, in terms of antibodies and their specific functions, to protect against this disease,” Leib said.

Developing an Effective Vaccine for Herpes Simplex Virus – Drug Target Review

Read article – David Leib, chair and a professor of microbiology and immunology; Margaret Ackerman, a professor of engineering; Matthew Slein, Guarini; and Iara Backes, Guarini ’22, MED ’24, are featured in an article about their study into how antibodies function when fighting herpes simplex virus infections. “Another important aspect of the work that Matt and Iara have done is that we now have some really good monoclonal antibodies that we’ve made in the lab that could potentially be used directly as a medication to treat acute neonatal herpes infections, which are life-threatening to newborns,” Leib said.

Cartoons on an IPA Can? These NH Teens Say Frothy Beer Labels Need to Sober Up – NHPR

Read article – James Sargent, a professor of pediatrics, biomedical data science, and community and family medicine, is quoted in an article about how members of Dover Youth 2 Youth are advocating for stricter enforcement of alcohol labeling laws to protect minors. Sargent said Joe Camel ads were so ubiquitous and seductive that a study found the camel was “recognized as commonly as Mickey Mouse” amongst children.

Preterm Births Linked to ‘Hormone Disruptor’ Chemicals May Cost United States Billions – Scienmag

Read article – Megan Romano, an associate professor of epidemiology, is cited as a contributing author to a study into the impacts of exposure to phthalates on preterm birth rates. The study found that phthalate exposure in more than 5,000 American mothers has been linked to an increased risk of lower weight and gestational age among newborns.