First-year Geisel students Maha Ahmed, Aya Bashi, Amal Cheema, and Rin Heflin are doing their part to help our local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by preparing PPE bags for Community and Parish Nurses in the Upper Valley.
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A month ago, as New Hampshire entered the third week of its “stay-at-home” order, 9.8% of New Hampshire residents had experienced any symptoms during the previous seven days; currently, 4.7% have had symptoms in the past seven days. Only 1.5% have experienced cough, shortness of breath or loss of sense of smell or taste in the past seven days, down from 4.2% four weeks ago. Overall, just over one-third (35%) of Granite Staters have experienced any symptoms during the past eight weeks.
Dartmouth researchers have created an AI model to classify colorectal polyps on histology slides. Evaluation using 238 slides from 24 institutions across 13 US states finds that the model performs as well as practicing pathologists.
A common anti-diabetes drug being tested in many clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent activated fat metabolism that promoted the survival of dormant breast cancer cells, suggesting that the drug has context-dependent effects on cancer cells.
Lifelines is a journal for literature and art in medicine started by Sai Li MED ’06 and first published in the fall of 2004. Lifelines has featured work by Guggenheim Fellows, winners of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, physicians, medical students, faculty, and undergraduates, as well as from new authors and artists. We are currently seeking members to join our editorial board. We will have two separate boards for artwork and written work.
Using specialty cameras and an oxygen probe drug injection, researchers at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center can now image oxygen from within cancer tumors during radiation therapy while the probe is excited by Cherenkov light, a byproduct of radiation.
Nancy Formella, MSN, CNNA, who held many top positions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, died Thursday, January 16. She was 66 years old and lived in East Kingston, NH.
Researchers led by Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center are studying a valuable target in regulating the immune response in cancer and autoimmunity. VISTA is a tempering molecule that hinders T cells in the immune system from activating against self-antigens such as cancer cells. Their new publication describes how VISTA controls T-cell responses.
Researchers at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body’s metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study.
People have long reported seeing flashes of light during brain radiotherapy. Until now, no one has been able to capture evidence of this sensation in humans, and only theory, models, and speculation exist to explain it. Scientists at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, for the first time, have not only caught real-time observation of this phenomenon, but explain how the light is produced in the eye when radiation passes through it.