Read article – Debra Monticciolo, a professor of radiology, is featured in an article about her study into breast cancer screening. “It comes down to valuing women’s lives,” Monticciolo said. “I am hoping that primary care physicians see that the risks of screening are manageable, and the benefits are tremendous. We need to do this for women.”
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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.)
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.
Read article – The study into the role of antibodies in combating herpes simplex virus conducted by researchers at Geisel School of Medicine and Thayer School of Engineering is featured in an article about the connection between HSV and dementia.
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.
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.
Read article – James Bernat, a professor emeritus of neurology, is quoted in an article about declaring a patient brain dead. “It’s hard to imagine on how there could be agreement,” Bernat said. “It could open a Pandora’s box.”
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.
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.
Read article – Surachai Supattapone, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology and of medicine, is quoted in an article about chronic wasting disease. “All the current studies suggest that CWD, in its current states is not highly likely to jump across species barriers into human and livestock that we commonly eat,” Supattapone said.