Read article – A feature story on Jason McLellan, a former faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine, about his research in vaccine design that led to the fast development of the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Read article – An article featuring a report co-authored by Geisel Medical School authors about COVID-19 protocols during the SpaceX launch.
Read article – Quotes Tina Foster, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in an article about the need for more precise communication in operating rooms. “There’s a little bit of mental energy that goes into trying to wonder what you’re actually being asked to do, and if you had that mental energy better able to focus on the task itself, that would be great,” Foster said.
Read article – Continued coverage of research by Robert Quon, Guarini ’22, that found that listening to a Mozart sonata for at least 30 seconds may be associated with less frequent spikes of certain electrical activity in the brains of people whose epilepsy does not respond to medication.
Read article – Continued coverage of research by James Sargent, the Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, on fast food advertising that appears on children’s television networks. “Fast food companies use free toys and popular movies to appeal to their kids, and their ads are much more focused on promotions, brands and logos than food,” Sargent said.
Read article – An opinion piece co-authored by John Wasson, emeritus professor of community and family medicine, about the need for a better way of paying for primary medical care. Wasson proposes a patient-centered payment system.
Read article – Researchers Michael Cole, professor of molecular and systems biology, and Edmundo Feris Cure, Guarini ’19, won awards for their breakthrough cancer research.
Read article – Cites comments by Prachee Avasthi, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, in an article about the Australian Research Council’s decision to deem grant applications ineligible for mentioning preprints and other non-peer-reviewed material.
Read article – Quotes Ellen Flaherty, director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging and assistant professor of medicine, in an article about the risks posed by extreme heat on vulnerable communities in New Hampshire. Flaherty comments on the dangers for aging populations.
Read article – Cites comments by Michael Whitfield, chair and professor of biomedical data science, about how a Geisel School of Medicine-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center research team has started work on an National Institutes of Health-funded project to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants detected in the Upper Valley. “It’s extremely important for us to be able to identify and monitor variants of concern, such as the recent Delta variant, in our local population to inform public health efforts and to aid in the development of any future vaccines that may be needed,” says Whitfield.