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Will Big Data Answer Big Questions on Health?

Science Friday – Jason Moore, the Third Century Professor at Geisel, is interviewed in this radio piece on the effort to catalog the DNA of thousands of different people. Moore comments that “gathering data is only the first step,” as the clue is, “asking the right questions of that information.”

Aspirin May Deserve Closer Look as DVT Prophylaxis in Lower Extremity Orthopedic Surgeries

The Hospitalist – Assistant Professor of Medicine Frank Drescher is interviewed by the Society of Hospital Medicine on his work comparing anticoagulants to aspirin. While Drescher “was surprised to see anticoagulants—often considered the stronger medication—make no difference compared with aspirin in lowering DVT risk with hip and knee replacement surgeries,” he did contend, “that patients’ behavior post-surgery may make a difference.”

Nanoparticles to Awaken Immunity System to Fight Cancer

Business Standard – Dartmouth researchers including Professor of Microbiology Steve Fiering have found that nanoparticle
can “strengthen the body’s immune system response against tumors.” “Our lab’s approach differs from most in that we use nanoparticles to stimulate the immune system to attack tumors and there are a variety of potential ways that can be done,” said Fiering.